April safety tip:power lines a threat during storm recovery

Stay safe this storm season by being mindful of the threat downed power lines present when felled by tree limbs, wind or other weather-related damage. Stay away from downed power lines prior to and throughout your co-op line crew's recovery and damage repair.

If you see a downed power line, move away from it and anything touching it. Keep a distance of 35 feet, as the ground around the downed power lines may be energized. Assume all downed power lines are live.

Straight Talk series under way, co-op member-owners invited to second event on April 18

On Tuesday, April 9, Roanoke Electric Co-op officially kicked off its annual series of community forums in Ahoskie. During this first of the five-forum series, co-op leaders led discussions focusing on this year's forum theme, "the goal of low cost," by presenting a variety of current and future opportunities for decreasing member-owners' monthly electric bills.

Co-op helping to bring electricity to rural Bolivia

Two Roanoke Electric Co-op linemen, Jamie Elliot and Russell (“Russ”) Flythe, have joined an elite team of 13 volunteers, representing seven North Carolina electric cooperatives, to bring first-time electricity to the tiny rural village of Laphía, Bolivia. The mission, known as the "Brighter World Initiative," is facilitated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's international affiliate, NRECA International.

April surveys: Co-op seeks member-owner feedback

Roanoke Electric Co-op's quarterly member-owner satisfaction survey phone calls and emails are set to begin April 1 and will conclude by the end of the month. These quarterly satisfaction surveys, conducted by co-op partner Touchstone Energy Services, are a key tool the co-op uses to ensure it is on track providing member-owners the world class service they demand and deserve, and to determine where improvements are needed.