Every year, we take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Roanoke Electric Cooperative has 14 lineworkers that maintain 2,000+ miles of line in the cooperative’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark.
We Need Your Help!
We need your help to determine if we can expand Roanoke Connect to bring broadband services to homes and businesses in our region.
|Your cooperative prides itself on being able to provide you with the cutting-edge service you expect and deserve. As we're continuing to respond to your call to serve, we have a $4 million fiber project on tap, known as Roanoke Connect.|
Our main motivation for bringing this broadband technology to the area is to ultimately take care of our internal, operational needs. As a result, this project will benefit outage frequency as well as response time to outages while better equipping Roanoke to help member-owners like you manage energy and reduce system losses. We want to ensure that all of our substations can communicate with one another in order that we can better predict and manage outages, protect our substations and metering equipment from vandalism and theft, and are more proactive about communicating with each individual member-owner about their usage.
Secondly, this project will help bring broadband services to member-owners in our area. However, REC will not be providing this service but will only enable it. How? REC will be providing access to its infrastructure so that technology service providers or internet service providers (ISP's ) can provide the services to member-owners.
In essence. we hope that this project will bring a higher level of service to each and every one of our member-owners.
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Editor's note: This was originally posted by NRECA.
Throughout the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump pledged to review burdensome federal regulations when he became president. On March 28, President Trump took an important step to follow through on that commitment by signing an executive order to promote energy independence. The order also calls for review of the Clean Power Plan.