Electric cooperatives not only serve members’ needs through the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable electric service; they also provide legislative advocacy. “State legislators are elected to serve the same group of people that make up our membership,” said Steve Harmon, Community Electric Cooperative president and CEO. “Therefore, we share a common interest in legislative issues that impact them.”
The Windsor, Va.-based cooperative recently hosted Del. Clinton Jenkins, who represents Virginia’s 76th House District, for a discussion and tour of its innovative microgrid system. The co-op’s subsidiary, RECORE, specializes in standby emergency power and has been supplying on-site energy solutions for 20 years.