Viewpoints - Carolina Country


Points of view from our readers and co-op leaders

Energy-Efficient Ideas for Big Impacts

Advanced Energy works with NC electric cooperatives to better the lives of their members

Addressing the Need for Rural Healthcare

Electric cooperatives are helping rural healthcare facilities and first responders overcome challenges not seen in urban areas

Co-ops and the Military: A Shared ‘Esprit de Corps’

Both are connected by common values of service and a commitment to community

Educating a Brighter Future

The Bright Ideas Education Grant Program advances excellence in education

Home Improvement, the Safe Way

Safety tips to keep in mind as you tackle DIY projects

A Bright Future for Co-ops and Agriculture

Co-ops and farms have a history of working together, utilizing new technologies

Engaging Policymakers for a Brighter Future

Electric cooperatives are engaging with policymakers to champion issues that matter to rural communities.

Fresh Perspectives from a Virtual Youth Tour

Even a small choice can have an enormous impact tomorrow

Understanding and Preparing for Cyber Threats

Keeping the grid secure is a top, ongoing priority for electric co-ops

Reflections on Two Years of National Service

Outgoing national Board President Curtis Wynn on his transformative experience

Cultivating a Culture of Safety

Through everything we do for our members, North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are focused on safety

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Electric co-ops were founded through the concept of working together to improve our communities

Benefits of Using Electricity in New Ways

Learn the criteria for ‘beneficial electrification’ at home

Getting You From Point A to Point B

Drive confidently with North Carolina electric cooperatives’ EV charging network

Please Move Over for Roadside Crews

Help give utility crews a work environment that's as safe as possible