News

Hurricane Joaquin Monitoring and Preparation

Newberry Electric Cooperative will be continuously monitoring Hurricane Joaquin. Since many of these storms are unpredictable, we will have crews on standby and ready to respond if the need arises. At this time, it appears that torrential rains causing flooding will be the biggest problem. Please stay tuned to the local weather information and be prepared whatever comes our way. Click on the link below for more information on how to be prepared if conditions deteriorate.

www.scemd.org

Website Downtime

We will have a scheduled downtime on our website on September 17th, begining at 6pm. We expect this downtime to last only 2 hours however it may be down longer. No payments will be able to be processed during this time. Thank you for understanding and have a great week!!

2015 Operation Round Up Golf Tournament September 14th

All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Operation Round Up Program and the NEC WIRE (Women Involved in Rural Electrification) Chapter’s Community Care Fund. The Operation Round Up Program is where members can allow the co-op to round their bills up to the next even dollar amount. The cents collected goes to help those within the community with their power bill and other necessities. The NEC WIRE Chapter’s mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and organizations in the community by providing financial or specific assistance to those with critical needs.

GPS mapping of NEC system under way

NEC is in the process of creating a new GPS mapping system, which will provide the foundation for a quicker outage response time, as well as improve efficiency. The first step to implementing this project is a complete inventory of its service area. Beginning in January 2015, NEC will be conducting a complete GPS inventory of its facilities through a contractual agreement with Chapel Mapping.

Coal Combustion Residuals Legislation

Background: Coal Combustion Residuals (CCRs) are byproducts of burning pulverized coal for generating electricity and are used beneficially in a variety of applications including the manufacture of concrete, drywall and other construction products. With approximately forty percent of CCRs being recycled, beneficial use has become an important sector of the economy providing jobs while providing environmental benefits.

Support the Ratepayer Protection Act

Issue: EPA’s proposed “Clean Power Plan” will fundamentally change how electricity is generated, distributed, and consumed in the United States. The plan proposes significant reductions in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants, and is based on section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act (a provision which has only rarely been used since the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments were adopted a generation ago).

Waters of the US (WOTUS)

Issue: NRECA has significant concerns with the rule proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to revise the definition of Waters of the United States under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). The proposed rule would dramatically expand the Corps’ and EPA’s regulatory reach by including isolated ponds, puddles, ditches and other areas that only rarely have water, dramatically expanding the land subject to federal regulation.

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