January Safety Tip: Carbon monoxide is the invisible killer

More than 400 Americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 20,000 visit the emergency room, and more than 4,000 others are hospitalized.

How Can I Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in My Home?

Winter can be a prime time for carbon monoxide poisoning as people turn on their heating systems and mistakenly warm their cars in garages.

Survey: Share your opinion, help to close homework gap

Roanoke Electric Co-op knows that lack of adequate internet access at home can make it a challenge for our youth to be the best students they can be. Today's digital learning tools require access to technology, both at home as well as in schools, in both rural and urban communities. Unfortunately, those living in rural areas often lack access to the quality internet technology commonly available to those living in cities and more densely populated communities.

The power of Operation RoundUp

Operation RoundUp started as a simple idea nearly 30 years ago: Round up the co-op member- owner’s electric bill to the next highest dollar, then donate those funds collectively to support programs or services in the community. Today, hundreds of electric co-ops throughout the country, including Roanoke Electric Cooperative, continue to embrace this concept.

CEO message: new year, new opportunities to deliver exceptional service

As we close the books on 2018, I am excited and hopeful about the various new initiatives Roanoke Electric Co-op is undertaking to better serve our member-owners.

Among our top priorities is leveraging innovative technologies to improve system reliability. Building on the capabilities of a smart energy grid, the co-op plans to deploy sophisticated system “fault detectors” to identify and “self-repair” trouble spots – a common cause of power outages and blinks.