Electric Cooperatives in the News

NRECA is committed to informing media, policymakers and the public about America’s electric cooperatives. See recent news stories making national and regional headlines.

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Broadband

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Riles Its Rivals for Broadband Subsidies (Wall Street Journal)
White House Huddles With Small Broadband Players (Politico)
Electric Co-ops Question Viability of RDOF Bids (Telecompetitor)
Musk’s Broadband-From-Space Subsidy Irks Rivals Who Sought Cash (Bloomberg)
Co-ops Ask FCC for List of RDOF Defaults (Telecompetitor)
Biden Broadband Proposal Draws Cheers, Jeers (Telecompetitor)
Electric Co-ops Press for Results on Rural Internet Access (The Augusta Chronicle)
COVID-19 and Its Rural Broadband Impact (Agri-Pulse)
What’s Up with Elon Musk’s Satellite-Delivered Internet Service? (Inside Nova)
Biggest RDOF Winner Responds to Naysayers (Fierce Telecom)
Electric Co-ops Question Viability of RDOF Bids (Telecompetitor)
SpaceX Starlink Fights Opposition to FCC Funding (Ars Technica)
Building on Rural Broadband Subsidies, SpaceX Meets Criticism (Broadband Breakfast)
Lawmakers Worry ISPs Can’t Deliver on Their Broadband Promises (Gizmodo)
Congress Asks FCC to Thoroughly Vet RDOF Winners (Telecompetitor)

Cybersecurity

NRECA Awarded $3.9M to Expand Cybersecurity Information Sharing Partnership (Daily Energy Insider)
Biden Takes Executive Action to Strengthen Cybersecurity, Secure Supply Chains (POWER Online)
NRECA Rolls Out New Cybersecurity Technology (Daily Energy Insider)
Vendor Joins U.S. Testing Program to Defend Grid from Cyberattacks (CyberScoop)

Clean Energy

Co-ops Want Level Playing Field for Clean Energy Incentives (RTO Insider)
NRECA Chief Urges Conversation on How to Reach Power Sector Climate Targets (S&P Global)
Co-ops Warn Congress a 2035 100% Clean Electricity Target is ‘Overly Ambitious’ (Utility Dive)
Leaders Urge Support for Clean Energy Tax Breaks that Benefit Public Power (PV Magazine Online)
How a New Deal Legacy Is Building Clean Energy in Rural North Carolina (NPR)
U.S. Power Sector Will ‘Continue to Need Natural Gas’ (S&P Global)
U.S. Utilities Show Enthusiasm, Skepticism for 2035 Clean Power Goal (S&P Global)

Infrastructure

Power Infrastructure Prominent in Biden’s $2.25 Trillion Blueprint (POWER Magazine)
Biden to Release Budget, Detail ‘Build Back Better’ Plans (E&E News)
Co-ops See Opening in Infrastructure Push to Address Priorities (S&P Global)
Co-ops Respond to Biden’s $2.3T Infrastructure Plan (Daily Energy Insider)

Industry News

Coronavirus ‘Collateral Damage’ Hits Rural Power Providers (Reuters)
State of the Electric Utility 2021 (Utility Dive)

Technology

Electric Co-op Aims to Make New Technologies Accessible to All (NPR)
Evolving Technology Changes Work at Electric Co-op (East Oregonian)

Workforce

New Jersey Pension Investment Chief Leaves $77 Billion Post (Bloomberg News)
Local Engineer Climbs to Top of Male-Dominated Field (Daily Inter Lake)
Minnkota’s Only Female Engineer Designs Substations, Builds Inroads (Grand Forks Herald)
Breaking Glass Ceilings (The Messenger)