- Sen. Phil Berger (right), who is president pro tempore of the North Carolina Senate, meets with EnergyUnited board members and staff.
- Sen. Bill Cook (right), whose legislative district includes five different co-ops, jokes with Marshall Cherry of Roanoke Electric before sitting down with delegates from Albemarle EMC, Cape Hatteras Electric, Edgecombe-Martin County EMC, Roanoke Electric and Tideland EMC.
- Pee Dee EMC staff and board members of Pee Dee EMC pose with Sen. Gene McLaurin (third from right) at the co-op’s Rally in Raleigh.
- Four County EMC delegates chat with Rep. Chris Millis (second from right) at the state legislature.
- Delegates from Brunswick EMC met with Sen. Bill Rabon of Brunswick County (far end).
- House Majority Leader Edgar Starnes of Caldwell County met in his Raleigh office with Blue Ridge Electric delegates.
- Delegates from EnergyUnited pose with Speaker of the North Carolina House Thom Tillis (third from left).
- Rep. Paul Tine (center) meets with delegates of Cape Hatteras Electric and Tideland EMC.
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In late June 2014, more than 160 board members and staff from North Carolina’s electric cooperatives discussed matters affecting co-ops and their communities at the state legislature in Raleigh.
“We are always focused on our members and our ability to provide them with affordable, reliable power, and we use this event as an opportunity to educate legislators on the issues that affect consumers’ energy bills,” said Nelle Hotchkiss, senior vice president of corporate relations for the North Carolina Association of Electric Cooperatives.
Cooperative employees and board members also shared with legislators their successes with projects they are completing in their districts, including new construction, energy efficiency, economic development, grid modernization, automated meters, community outreach and more.