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Arctic Blast Brings High Electric Bills

Aulander, NC (Jan. 12, 2018) – As member-owners of Roanoke Electric Cooperative (REC) receive their electric bills in the coming days and weeks, many will notice the bill is higher than normal. “Did the electricity rate go up or is my meter turning too fast?” they might ask. The answer to both questions is no. Instead, they are likely seeing how extreme temperatures affect electricity use, and ultimately the electric bill.

Co-op joins forces to extend gift of compassion and power

For one local family beset with financial hardship, the season of giving carried over into the new year—thanks to the generosity of Roanoke Electric Cooperative and its industry partner, ACES.

During the Christmas holiday, employees of Roanoke Electric and ACES, an energy management company based in Carmel, Indiana, opened their hearts and wallets to donate more than $1,350 in assistance for co-op member-owner India Brown and her four children.

Roanoke Electric Golf Tournament raises $34,000 to support Roanoke Center

Gloomy skies and rain failed to dampen the spirit of the day, as golfers teed up in support of a cause at Roanoke Electric Co-op's Inaugural Golf Classic Tournament. Held November 9th, 2017 at Scotch Hall Preserve Golf Course in Merry Hill, the first-time tournament raised over $34,000 to advance the mission of local non-profit, the Roanoke Center. 

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