rural electric cooperative

Members Reviving Atlanta Electric Co-Op After CEO Takes Millions — Episode 31 of Local Energy…

Originally published on Former CEO Dwight Brown (pictured right) did a number on the Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (EMC). Cobb EMC serves around 175,000 member-owners just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and is one of 900 member-owned electric cooperatives in the United States. From the late 1990s on, the co-op’s members lost … [continued]

Are Rural Electric Cooperatives Driving or Just Dabbling in Community Solar?

Originally published on This article was written by Nick Stumo-Langer, the Institute for Local Self-Reliance Energy Democracy initiative’s Communications & Research Associate. He regularly publishes articles and designs graphics based on local, renewable energy. Electric cooperatives — member-owned organizations that sell electricity to those within their service area — are perhaps the nation’s largest group … [continued]