RE Magazine

March 2013 

 

TECHNOLOGY TRENDSETTERS (Cover Story)
NRECA’s Cooperative Research Network spotlights three advances likely to impact electric co-op operations over the next three to five years.

RF MESH: MOVING BEYOND CITIES (Solutions)
More and more electric co-ops are looking at RF mesh communication networks to handle smart grid demands—and as a way to offer additional services.

JUST ONE OF THE GUYS (Front Lines)
Darcy Weimer, a journeyman line technician with Colorado’s San Miguel Power Association, gave birth to a baby boy last August, perhaps a first for a lineworker at any electric co-op.

LBJ HELPS START A CO-OP (Flashbacks)
In early 1938, future President Lyndon B. Johnson―then a 29-year-old freshman member of the U.S. House―helped establish Pedernales Electric Cooperative, based in Johnson City, Texas, now the largest electric distribution cooperative in America.

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