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MECA and Wolverine Host Webinar to Discuss Recent Energy Legislation and Its Impact

In mid-January, MECA and Wolverine hosted nearly 100 directors and cooperative staff to discuss recent energy legislation and its impact on Michigan electric cooperatives. Topics included: Energy Legislation Politics (Joe Baumann, Chief Legal Officer, Wolverine); Clean Energy Standard (Zach Anderson, COO, Wolverine & Lucas Johnson, Power Supply Manager, Wolverine); Energy Waste Reduction (Rachel Johnson, [...]

By |February 8th, 2024|Uncategorized|Comments Off on MECA and Wolverine Host Webinar to Discuss Recent Energy Legislation and Its Impact

Navigating A Momentous Shift in Energy Policy

Michigan’s New Clean Energy Laws Among Most Ambitious in the Country Michigan's energy future is undergoing a significant transformation with the recent signing of a comprehensive set of bills by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. The bills passed swiftly on party lines, with House and Senate Democrats comprising nearly all the support for the package of [...]

By |January 8th, 2024|MECA News|Comments Off on Navigating A Momentous Shift in Energy Policy

One Fund, One Family: Cooperative Family Fund Hopes to Reach $1M Goal by End of Year

In the cooperative world, the sense of belonging to a tight-knit community is a core value. For those who work in cooperatives, the concept of being part of an extended family is not just a saying but a lived reality. NRECA President Tony Anderson, a veteran in the cooperative field and retired CEO of [...]

By |December 1st, 2023|MECA News|Comments Off on One Fund, One Family: Cooperative Family Fund Hopes to Reach $1M Goal by End of Year

Michigan Electric Co-ops Contribute Billions to State Economy, Says Latest Report

A recent report reveals the substantial economic influence of electric cooperatives in the United States, showcasing their significant contributions to job creation, income, and overall economic growth. This analysis, titled "Economic Powerhouses: The Economic Impacts of America’s Electric Cooperatives," also highlights the impact at the state level, over a five-year period, with impressive numbers [...]

By |October 30th, 2023|MECA News|Comments Off on Michigan Electric Co-ops Contribute Billions to State Economy, Says Latest Report

Baaa-ck to Basics: Sheep-powered Vegetation Management Adds to Sustainable Solutions

In a world where sustainability and environmental responsibility are at the forefront, innovative approaches are emerging to manage the challenges posed by vegetation around solar arrays. Spartan Renewable Energy and Midwest Energy & Communications (MEC) found an eco-friendly solution to this challenge by collaborating with Dussel's Farm Market and Greenhouse, who use sheep for vegetation [...]

By |October 25th, 2023|MECA News|Comments Off on Baaa-ck to Basics: Sheep-powered Vegetation Management Adds to Sustainable Solutions

Safety Training Shows the Power of Collaboration

MECA’s safety training workshop has been a cornerstone event in the lineworker community, bringing together seasoned professionals from various utilities. The purpose of the training is to provide a platform for continuing education that is often hard to come by once a lineworker finishes their initial training. The lineworkers, despite working for different utilities, [...]

By |September 1st, 2023|MECA News|Comments Off on Safety Training Shows the Power of Collaboration
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