Have you ever wondered what causes your power to go out or blink? Roanoke Electric Co-op takes pride in being able to keep your lights on. However, we do recognize that sometime outages may occur. The video below gives insight about the most common causes of power outages.
Annual Meeting: ‘Making Connections Together’
“Five hundred dollars is five hundred dollars,” Curtis Wynn told the crowd of more 300 member-owners, who gathered Aug. 26 for Roanoke Electric Co-op’s 79th Annual Meeting and Member Appreciation Day at Hertford County High School. The co-op’s chief executive officer emphasized this dollar amount to underscore the value broadband access holds for member-owners to potentially save on household energy costs.
“Managing these costs continues to be a huge concern for our member-owners,” Wynn said in his keynote address. “Connectivity stands in the way of member-owners being able to manage their expenses. That’s why we’re making every effort possible for member-owners to lower their electric bills through our broadband project.”
By taking advantage of the co-op’s signature products and services, enabled by access to high speed internet, member-owners stand to save nearly $500 annually, on average $40 each month, according to Wynn. This was illustrated in the graph below, which was presented at the meeting:
Also during the gathering, the co-op also announced the pricing for the co-op’s internet service offering: $44.95 per month.
In other developments, the following board members were approved to serve an additional six-year term:
Delores Amason (District 2)
Millard Lee (District 6)
Allen Speller (District 8)
For more information about next year’s Annual Meeting, please visit www.roanokeelectric.com/annualmeeting.
News and Events
Roanoke Electric Co-op is now offering its ecobee3 thermostat at no cost to member-owners. In the past, member-owners could purchase the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat at up to 60 percent off of retail price. Now, member-owners pay absolutely nothing for the thermostat and still enjoy the monthly savings of at least $4.00.
From Curtis Wynn, president and CEO
In honor of our history and future, we will be celebrating National Co-op Month in October. Please join us in celebrating by stopping by our office and enjoying free snacks, getting some great information, and various giveaways every Friday in the month of October.