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2014-08-05 16:22:32

RALEIGH, N.C., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are accepting applications for Bright Ideas education grants to fund creative, classroom-based learning projects. The final deadline to apply is in September, but five lucky educators who submit their application by the early-bird deadline of Aug. 15 will win a $100 gift card. "We're proud to support educators whose hard work, dedication and enthusiasm impact the lives of so many young...

2014-07-16 08:23:02

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utilities has increased year over year driven primarily by improvements in corporate citizenship and outage communications, according to the J.D. Power 2014 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study(SM) released today. However, the improvements in the electric utility industry are not keeping pace with those in a variety of other service industries....

2014-07-08 23:02:57

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) will provide PowerSouth Energy Cooperative with a centralized load control solution for enhanced coordination with their Member Cooperatives. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 OATI has signed a contract with PowerSouth Energy Cooperative (PowerSouth), a Generation and Transmission (G&T) provider serving 20 distribution members, to implement a comprehensive solution to streamline their Demand Response (DR) operations. Utilizing...

2014-07-04 08:20:58

RALEIGH, N.C., July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 23,000 members of North Carolina's electric cooperatives are without power this morning because of the storm effects of Hurricane Arthur. The largest number of outages occurred in the central coastal areas and along the barrier islands, including Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. Line crews began the restoration process at first morning light when conditions were safe. Line crews from the state's unaffected electric...

2014-07-03 16:21:42

RALEIGH, N.C., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Weather Service reports that Hurricane Arthur could bring strong winds, tornadoes, torrential rains and flooding from storm surge to coastal areas in North Carolina as early as Thursday evening. North Carolina's electric cooperatives, the primary power providers in coastal and rural areas of the state, are prepared to restore power in a safe and efficient manner if outages result from the severe weather....

2014-07-03 12:22:13

RALEIGH, N.C., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives stand ready to respond if power outages result from Hurricane Arthur, which is forecasted to bring heavy rain and strong winds to coastal North Carolina counties Thursday night into Friday afternoon. Local electric cooperative crews, equipment and vehicles are on site in potentially affected areas, and additional cooperative line crews from the western part of the state are preparing to...

2014-06-26 08:22:59

RALEIGH, N.C., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 160 board members and employees from North Carolina's electric cooperatives met at the state legislature June 24-25 for the co-ops' annual 'Rally in Raleigh.' Cooperative board members and employees talked to legislators about issues that affect the reliability and cost of the power provided to electric cooperative members. "We are always focused on our members and our ability to provide them with affordable,...

2014-06-16 12:22:32

RALEIGH, N.C., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifty-six middle-school students who earned Touchstone Energy Sports Camp scholarships are lacing up their sneakers to attend basketball camps at two of the state's largest universities. Young women will take to the court June 23-26 at the Wolfpack Women's Basketball Camp at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. Young men will travel to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for the Roy Williams Carolina...

2014-06-04 16:21:45

LA CROSSE, Wisc., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately 600 electric cooperative leaders and guests attended Dairyland Power Cooperative's 73rd annual meeting at the La Crosse Center earlier today. Dan Korn, Chairman of the Board and director representing Vernon Electric Cooperative, presided over the meeting. The theme of the meeting was Together. By working together, Dairyland and its member cooperatives reliably and affordably meet energy needs while improving the...

2014-06-02 08:24:22

RALEIGH, N.C., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives join Gov. Pat McCrory in encouraging North Carolinians to be prepared for this year's hurricane season, which runs from June 1 - Nov. 30. A reliable plan is your best defense against a major storm, and the cooperatives offer these tips to keep you safe this storm season: -- Develop an evacuation route in advance. The plan should identify the safest routes and closest shelters. --...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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