Electric cooperative supply chain concerns were a primary topic of discussion at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing last week on the Department of Energy’s 2024 budget.
The hearing occurred on the heels of NRECA’s Legislative Conference, where over 2,000 co-op leaders advocated for the importance of electric reliability, including the significant impact of supply chain bottlenecks.
During the hearing, a bipartisan group of four senators recognized electric co-op efforts to address supply chain shortfalls and pressed Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on how the agency plans to help.
“Each of these senators noted they’d heard about this issue from rural electric cooperatives,” said NRECA CEO Jim Matheson. “This is a fantastic example of the power of the cooperative network.”
See what these senators had to say in the video below: