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.
Roanoke Energy Assistance Program
In order to assist member-owners that have difficulty paying their electric bill, we have created the Roanoke Energy Assistance Program. The program’s objective is to keep the power on for households experiencing hardships.
In 2016, over 750 member-owners received energy assistance from local help agencies. Our program will provide extra funding to those agencies, so that more of our member-owners can be assisted.
This program is funded through generous donations from the community, which includes member-owners, businesses, cooperative employees, and matching contributions from the cooperative. Every dollar donated goes directly to the support of needy households.
Tax deductible donations can be made by:
REDI – Energy Assistance
PO Drawer 1326
Ahoskie, NC 27910
As member-owners’ needs surface, we encourage them to be in touch with the agencies as soon as possible to be enrolled in any relevant assistance programs. Get a list of area help agencies.
Charitable giving verification forms will be provided for contributors upon request.
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.