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Co-op CEO invites member-owners to celebrate Co-op Month

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.

One of my favorite quotes has always been, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Yet sometimes remembering our history with the goal of repeating it can actually be a good thing. As the nation’s 30,000 cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month this October, it is a great time to take a look back – and a look forward.

Take the history of your electric co-op. Roanoke Electric Co-op was founded when neighbors worked together to bring electricity to our rural community. Big investor-owned power companies thought they couldn’t generate enough profit so they bypassed rural areas. Back then, there were frequent meetings among neighbors to discuss the formation of the cooperative. Once established, annual meetings were the “must attend” event of the year. The co-op – on behalf of the member-owners – committed to provide the community with electricity.

Fast forward to today – and tomorrow.  The co-op currently serves more than 14,000 member-owners.  We recently returned over $500,000 to our member-owners in capital credits this year.

We understand the spirit that helped create this co-op must be continually nurtured. While times and technology will continue to change, our commitment to you will not.

Although we started out to provide electricity, our impact (with your support) has grown.

As we continue to look toward the future, you can be confident that we will commit to explore new ways to help our member-owners and our community.

News and Events

September 15, 2017

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.

September 15, 2017

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.

September 13, 2017

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.



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