Power & Energy
Huge Battery Project Follows in Co-ops’ Footsteps
Emission Fights Cloud Electric Vehicle Growth
As the market for electric vehicles grows, many electric utilities are welcoming the increased demand for power. But uncertainty over fuel economy standards isn’t helping growth.
V2G integration is characterized by many EV owners connecting their vehicles to the power grid at their home and/or workplace, at which point the system operator can charge or discharge the EVs’ batteries within agreed-upon parameters.
Nevada Votes NO on Energy Choice
On November 6, 2018, Nevada voters rejected a proposition that would have fully liberalized the state’s electricity market.
CoBank sat down with Ty Thompson, vice president and deputy general counsel for director and legal services, and Jessica Healy, assistant general counsel, both of the NRECA, to discuss some of the high-level legal issues that co-ops must understand before moving into broadband.
Unlikely Broadband Partnership Yields Start-up Efficiencies
CoBank sat down with Foster Hildreth, OPALCO’s general manager, and Gerry Lawlor, vice president, Fixed Broadband with T-Mobile to discuss how this unlikely broadband partnership began and the benefits it has provided.
Death and Taxes Also Apply to Expansion into Broadband
CoBank spoke with Bill Miller, CPA, a tax partner with the firm of Bolinger, Segars, Gilbert & Moss, LLP to get a perspective on the accounting, tax and other issues that surround both creation of a broadband venture and an exit strategy.
How Cooperatives Partnered to Achieve Broadband Success
CoBank met with Jenny Kartes, finance and administration manager with Arrowhead and Kristi Westbrock, CEO and general manager of CTC, to better understand this non-traditional union and explore its benefits and challenges.
How One Co-op Helped Another
CoBank sat down David Girvan, COO of United Electric Cooperative, and Jasper Schneider, vice president of member and industry at NISC, to discuss the challenges they faced and how they dramatically improved the co-op’s entire customer service function.
Broadband communications is coming to rural America, and the pace of progress remains slow. But there is good news in several areas.
Making the Move into Broadband
Oil Prices Drowning in their Own Over-Supply
Economic Update: Economies in Transition
Agriculture & Agribusiness
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