Video highlights impact of first-time electricity in rural Bolivian village

 In May,  Roanoke Electric Cooperative joined forces with the rest of North Carolina’s electric cooperatives to bring first-time electricity, and new opportunities, to a remote village in Bolivia. Watch this new video for highlights and read more below on what it means to the villagers to have electricity in their small, rural community.

Staying Safe on Playgrounds

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, each year, more than 200,000 children ages 14 and younger go to U.S. hospital emergency departments with injuries associated with playground equipment. More than 20,000 of these children are treated for a traumatic brain injury, including concussion.

As the weather warms up and trips to the park become frequent, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the risks on playgrounds and how you can prevent injuries.

N.C. Governor awards $1.8 million grant to expand broadband

Governor Roy Cooper has awarded a $1.8 million grant to Roanoke Electric Co-op, providing it the opportunity to extend the reach of its broadband initiative to underserved areas in the co-op’s service territory.

In his May 8 announcement, the governor unveiled his plan to offer $10 million in grants to expand internet access to 19 rural counties in North Carolina.

101 Energy Saving Tips

Touchstone Energy’s 101 Low-Cost/No-Cost Home Energy-Saving Measures

Home energy use is different for everyone and hinges on several factors including size of home, members in your household, your location and preferences. Knowing how your energy spend is divided will help you prioritize your energy saving habits.