Co-op Energy Talk
S8E5 - Board Meeting Brief, April 2022

S8E5 - Board Meeting Brief, April 2022

April 26, 2022

Cherryland Electric Cooperative Member Relations Manager Rachel Johnson talks through highlights from the April 25th Board of Directors meeting.

S8E4 - Cybersecurity & The Grid

S8E4 - Cybersecurity & The Grid

April 5, 2022

Technological advancements have made the power grid more reliable and more robust. While that is a huge benefit, this increasingly digital approach comes with some cybersecurity concerns. In this episode, Cherryland Member Relations Manager Rachel Johnson sits down with Cherryland General Manager Tony Anderson and National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Chief Scientist Dr. Emma Stewart to talk about what those concerns are, what a worst-case scenario looks like versus more realistic threats, as well as the measures in place to protect the grid from a potential cybersecurity breach.

S8E3 - Board Meeting Brief, March 2022

S8E3 - Board Meeting Brief, March 2022

April 1, 2022

Cherryland Electric Cooperative Member Relations Manager Rachel Johnson talks through highlights from the March 28th Board of Directors meeting.

S8E2 - Board Meeting Brief, February 2022

S8E2 - Board Meeting Brief, February 2022

March 4, 2022

Cherryland Electric Cooperative Member Relations Manager Rachel Johnson talks through highlights from the February 28th Board of Directors meeting.

S8E1 - RESCO & The Electric Utility Supply Chain

S8E1 - RESCO & The Electric Utility Supply Chain

January 25, 2022

What happens when we don’t have the material we need to keep your lights on? Thankfully, that’s not a question we’ve had to answer at Cherryland Electric Cooperative in large part due to our membership with RESCO (Rural Electric Supply Cooperative). In this episode, we talk with RESCO V.P. of Sales and Manufacturer Relations Doug Booher to dive into who they are, why Cherryland and our members benefit from what they do, and the future of supply chain challenges.

S7E5 - Co-op 101: Capital Credits

S7E5 - Co-op 101: Capital Credits

November 30, 2021

Co-op 101 is a sub-series of Co-op Energy Talk designed to educate our membership and those interested in learning about the cooperative business model. In this episode, Cherryland Electric Cooperative Member Relations Manager, Rachel Johnson, explains capital credits, how they work, and why they're valuable to both the membership and the cooperative.

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.

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