Co-op Energy Talk
S7E4 - Meet the Board: Valarie Handy

S7E4 - Meet the Board: Valarie Handy

October 26, 2021

Like all cooperatives, Cherryland is governed by a board of directors elected by our membership. They oversee the major decisions that impact the way Cherryland operates and ultimately how we serve our membership. In our new Meet the Board series, we're helping you get to know the people making those decisions not only as co-op leadership, but also as neighbors and community members. We're kicking this series off with our newest director -- Valarie Handy!

S7E3 - Power Supply Part 2

S7E3 - Power Supply Part 2

September 30, 2021

In part two of our special series on power supply, Cherryland Electric Cooperative General Manager Tony Anderson, Wolverine Power Cooperative President and CEO Eric Baker, and Cherryland Member Relations Manager Rachel Johnson dive into their thoughts on what the future holds for power supply and what that means for the industry, co-ops, and the members they serve.

Any topics you'd like to hear about? E-mail us at pr@cherrylandelectric.coop!

S7E2 - Power Supply Part 1

S7E2 - Power Supply Part 1

September 28, 2021

Let's talk power supply!

As Cherryland prepares to implement a power supply cost recovery charge, also known as a PSCR adjustment, we wanted to sit down and discuss why the charge is necessary, how it relates to power supply, and the driving forces behind some of the challenges we're seeing with power supply at the moment.

Listen in as Cherryland General Manager Tony Anderson, Wolverine Power Cooperative President and CEO Eric Baker, and our host Cherryland Member Relations Manager Rachel Johnson talk through this complex issue in part one of our two part series on power supply.

Any topics you'd like to hear about? E-mail us at pr@cherrylandelectric.coop!

S7E1 - The Texas Cold Snap

S7E1 - The Texas Cold Snap

March 1, 2021

Last month’s record-breaking cold snap in Texas left dozens dead and millions without power. Now, as temperatures return to normal and citizens recover, questions and concerns over the resiliency of Texas’s energy grid continue to mount.

Listen in as we discuss what happened, the lasting effects this event will have on Texas, and the lessons to be learned by the energy industry.

S6E10 - The Post-Election Times They Are A-Changin’

S6E10 - The Post-Election Times They Are A-Changin’

December 1, 2020

America has voted and there is no doubt that there will be a lot of changes on the horizon. Listen in as we welcome Louis Finkel, Senior Vice President of Government Relations at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, to discuss the results of this past election and the effect it could have on energy legislation and regulation and our nation's electric cooperatives.

S6E9 - COVID, Credits, and Co-op Advantages

S6E9 - COVID, Credits, and Co-op Advantages

October 5, 2020

Cherryland Electric Cooperative was built by its community. So, when times get tough, it’s our duty to help.

Listen in as Rachel and Tony discuss the advantages of being a part of a co-op and how they played into some big news regarding pandemic relief for Cherryland members.

S6E8 - What If There Wasn’t Enough Electricity?

S6E8 - What If There Wasn’t Enough Electricity?

August 21, 2020

When you want electricity, we’ve got to deliver. It doesn’t matter if you have a scorching 100-degree day and everybody has their A/C cranked on high, we need to meet that demand.

But what if you had a week of 100-degree heat? What if there wasn’t enough electricity to meet that demand? Listen in as we discuss this scenario with Zach Anderson, CFO at Wolverine Power Cooperative, and learn more about grid capacity and utility peaking.

S6E7 - Getting Back To Business

S6E7 - Getting Back To Business

June 30, 2020

Northern Michigan is opening up following a multi-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the local business community, this is an opportunity to try and get back to what they do best.

Listen in as we welcome Warren Call, CEO of Traverse Connect, to discuss the challenges local businesses faced during the shutdown, the work Traverse Connect and others did to help our region be the first to reopen, and the other challenges and opportunities that exist as we move forward.

S6E6 - Live From The NRECA Annual Meeting

S6E6 - Live From The NRECA Annual Meeting

May 26, 2020

Co-op Energy Talk hits the road! Earlier this year, Tony sat down with co-op leaders from across the country while attending the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Listen in as they discuss what they've seen over the years and what trends they believe we should be watching to prepare for the future.

S6E5 - Co-op Governance Adapts To “New Normal”

S6E5 - Co-op Governance Adapts To “New Normal”

April 29, 2020

You know it well: member control is the cornerstone of any co-op. So, pandemic or not, a co-op board of directors still needs to function. Listen in as we discuss the steps Cherryland and its board have taken to adapt to this "new normal," including updates on board meetings, the board election, and the 82nd Annual Meeting. 

Learn more about the Cherryland board of directors and co-op governance at www.cherrylandelectric.coop/governance.

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