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2014-10-23 16:22:23

AHOSKIE, N.C., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced today that Roanoke Electric Membership Cooperative has received one of the first loans from a new program of the Rural Utilities Service to finance improvements to the energy performance of utility customers' homes and businesses. "We are proud to be among the first to benefit from this new RUS program because our cooperative is committed to delivering affordable energy...

2014-10-22 16:22:41

CADILLAC, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wolverine Power Cooperative announced today that it plans to develop a new, natural gas-fueled electric generating facility called the Alpine Power Plant in Elmira Township, Otsego County, west of Gaylord. Wolverine, a not-for-profit electric cooperative, provides wholesale electric power to six electric cooperatives throughout Michigan. "Wolverine is excited about moving forward with a new natural gas peaking plant," said Ken...

2014-10-15 16:24:04

BOYNE CITY and GLADSTONE, Mich., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Officials from Great Lakes Energy (GLE) Cooperative, headquartered in Boyne City, MI, and Alger Delta Cooperative Electric Association, headquartered in Gladstone, MI, are engaged in discussions and associated due diligence to explore combining the two member-owned electric cooperatives into one larger organization. "We are excited about exploring the benefits of combining our two electric cooperatives," said Richard...

2014-09-18 16:22:25

- Redemption of NYSE-listed $5.00 Dividend Preferred Stock RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Electric and Power Company (Virginia Power), a wholly owned subsidiary of Dominion (NYSE: D), announced that it is notifying holders of its preferred stock of its plans to redeem all shares of each outstanding series of preferred stock. The redemption date of the preferred stock is Oct. 20, 2014. The shares to be redeemed include the company's $5.00 Dividend Preferred...

2014-09-18 16:21:56

RALEIGH, N.C., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- North Carolina's electric cooperatives are warning consumers that thieves posing as Duke Energy employees are trying to steal your money and personal information. The scammers call customers and say they are "with Duke Energy in Wilmington," and that they're handling remote disconnections for cooperatives and other utilities. They warn that electricity will be disconnected unless they receive payment immediately. The...

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....


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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