Voices of Montana Host Tom Schultz chats with Missoula Electric Cooperative General Manager Mark Hayden, who also sits on the NRECA Rules Committee, and Lower Yellowstone Rural Electric Cooperative Director Dennis Nelson, who’s Treasurer for the Montana Electric Cooperative Association, about the recent push towards renewable energies, t...
NRECA President Chris Christensen: ‘Collaboration Must Remain a Hallmark’ of Co-ops
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Continued collaboration among electric cooperatives will help all co-ops face the challenges of an uncertain future, NRECA President Chris Christensen told co-op leaders Tuesday at NRECA’s PowerXchange. “It’s that diversity of experience that allows us to work together to tackle common challenges,” the Montana rancher and f...
2022 NRECA PowerXchange Facebook Live Interview
From the NRECA PowerXchange in Nashville! Ryan Hall, Montana Electric Cooperatives’ Association Director of Communications, joined Taylor and Tom for a Facebook Live report direct from the convention.
NRECA Meeting Improving Cooperation Among Montana Electric Co-Ops
The National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association’s annual meeting and TechAdvantage 2022 Conference and Expo wraps up today in Nashville Tennessee. Tuesday on Voice of Montana, DeeDee Isaacs President of the Montana Electric Cooperative Association and board member of Tongue River Electric Cooperative talked about the importance of s...
NRECA President Details Pandemic Adjustments For Rural Electric Cooperatives
The pandemic has affected everyone including rural electric cooperatives. The National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association is holding its annual convention in Nashville, Tennessee. On Voices of Montana Monday President Chris Christensen, who is also a board member of Glasgow’s Norval Electric Co-Op with 19 employees, talked about it.
Live From The 2022 NRECA PowerXchange Part 2
Rural electric cooperatives across Montana and the entire country are gathered to celebrate past successes and discuss ideas on how they can all better serve their communities going forward at the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Cooperation PowerXchange. Click below to hear our second day of coverage at the event featur...
Electric Co-Ops Investing In Improved Cyber Security
With Russia invading Ukraine, security issues in the U.S. are of growing concern. The National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association is holding its annual meeting in Nashville. Monday, on Voices of Montana, its president and Glasgow’s Norval Electric Co-Op Director Chris Christensen had an example.
Interview With NRECA CEO Jim Matheson
Voices of Montana Host Tom Schultz and Northern Broadcasting System President Taylor Brown sit down with National Rural Electric Cooperative Cooperation CEO Jim Matheson to discuss this year’s PowerXchange along with the unique issues and challenges individual cooperatives across the nation are currently facing.
Rural Electric Co-Ops Pushing For Federal Capital For Clean Energy Expansion
The energy industry is making an effort toward clean energy solutions but that can put rural electric cooperatives in a tricky position. Gary Weins, CEO of the Montana Electric Cooperatives Association, recently explained on Voices of Montana.
MECA Expands Support for State Management of Sage Grouse
(Nashville, TN) – At the annual meeting of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association this week in Nashville, the Montana Electric Co-operative Association (MECA) brought a Resolution to urge the NRECA to support allowing state management of the Sage Grouse, particularly if the species is listed under the Endangered Species Act....