• 2017 ACE Award Nominations

    Nominations due Friday, September 1

  • Congratulations Tessa Otto

    Price Electric's Tessa Otto Wins the 2017 Glenn English Scholarship Award

  • Safe | Reliable | Affordable

    WECA’s members provide power to nearly 600,000 member-owners in Wisconsin.

  • Youth Leadership Congress

    July 26-28, 2017
    UW-River Falls | River Falls, Wis.

  • Legislative Advocacy

    WECA empowers member-cooperatives to advocate for rural Wisconsinites.

CWEC Assists Detert Dairy Farm Upgrade

August 1, 2017—Partnering with its statewide organization Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association, Central Wisconsin Electric Co-op (CWEC) was able to provide over $4,000 in grant funds to Cody Detert to help pay for electrical upgrades to his farm. Wisconsin electric cooperatives, including CWEC, have developed a uniform statewide farm rewiring program entitled Safety First. The program’s purpose is to assist dairy farmers with the cost of rewiring projects and to promote safety. Funding for the Safety First program comes from Wisconsin cooperatives.

Exploring the Cooperative Difference

July 28, 2017—More than 120 students from throughout the state learned about cooperatives and developed their leadership skills at the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association’s 54th annual Youth Leadership Congress at UW-River Falls July 26–28. Activities included team-building exercises that presented challenges requiring cooperation for a successful outcome,  presentations by renowned motivational leaders, and district meetings in which students tackled real co-op issues. The six students who were elected to the 2017-18 Youth Board, which is tasked with planning and helping to run next year’s program: William Tuchtenhagen, Pierce Pepin Cooperative Services; Conor O’Donnell, Oakdale Electric; Sam Peterson, Oakdale Electric; Gracelyn Footit, Adams-Columbia Electric; Brady Coullthard, Clark Electric; and Darien Traczyk, Barron Electric.

Elections send one new director to WECA board

July 19, 2017—David Hischke, chairman of the Oconto Electric Cooperative board of directors, will be the newest member of the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association board when the governing lineup for 2017-18 is seated at the annual meeting in Stevens Point this November.

Hischke’s was the only contested election held during this week’s district meetings at Arcadia, Barron, and Greenwood.

Co-op Difference | Co-ops and the Federal Budget

As a new federal budget works its way through Congress, your statewide electric co-op association will engage with our legislators to help shape the document that lands on the president’s desk. For rural America, the budget President Trump proposed to Congress is a mixed bag of spending and policy priorities.

Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News

The Wisconsin Energy Cooperative News serves as the voice of the state’s rural electric cooperatives. Founded in 1940, the publication focuses on statewide issues that affect electric cooperatives, promoting the general welfare of Wisconsin’s electric cooperatives, their member-owners, and the areas they serve.
 

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