Is your refrigerator running? Then you better catch it.
Remember this vintage joke? Today, there’s no catch to a new program provided by Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation—and also available at other participating co-ops—to help people dispose of old refrigerators and freezers that may be running up their electricity bill by as much as $150 a year.
Through the Appliance Recycling Program, your refrigerator or freezer in working order will be hauled away and as a co-op member you’ll receive a $50 check.
“We are getting a big response to this program,” says Patsy Whitehead, Communications manager for Nolin. “Lots of people don’t realize how much old appliances are costing them. This is a way to help our members reduce their electrical bills without any real sacrifice.”
Working smarter, faster
WINCHESTERClark Energy Cooperative has begun installing a Global Positioning System (GPS) on all 55,000 poles. The system allows dispatch personnel to see in real time which crews are closest to outages, increasing efficiency and boosting response time. During this 18-month project, co-op personnel will inventory and uniquely tag each pole in the field.
“We are looking forward to our new GPS completion sometime in 2016,” says Chris Brewer, president and CEO. “This program will improve our mapping capabilities, as well as aid our day-to-day business operations, and increase our response to major outages.”
Teens on the road to success
SOMERSETSouth Kentucky RECC hosts a golf scramble each year to raise money for students to attend the Rogers Scholars program, an intense one-week summer session for high school juniors from 45 counties in southern and eastern Kentucky. The program emphasizes technological skills development and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, leadership, and commitment to rural Kentucky. Scholarship opportunities of $7.2 million are available to Rogers Scholars graduates.
Debra Gibson Isaacs from October 2015 Issue