Gary Ray

No Matter the Day, No Matter the Time

As April arrives, our thoughts turn to a date of particular significance within electric cooperatives in North Carolina: April 8, N.C. Lineworker Appreciation Day. It’s a moment to recognize and honor the invaluable contributions of the dedicated JOEMC linemen and all linemen across the country. Their unwavering commitment ensures an uninterrupted power supply, exemplifying their…

dog digging

Don’t Dig Up Trouble: Call 811 First!

Before embarking on any outdoor project involving digging, it’s crucial to consider the potential risks and take the necessary precautions.  Whether planting a garden, installing a fence, or simply landscaping your yard, digging can pose significant dangers if utility lines are inadvertently struck.  By contacting 811, homeowners and contractors can request a utility locate, ensuring…

Line Crew

The Heart of Our Grid: Paying Tribute to Lineworkers this Month

 It’s Lineworker Appreciation Month, a time of reflection and gratitude for those who diligently serve our community. These dedicated individuals work tirelessly, often in challenging conditions, to ensure that our homes stay powered and our lives remain uninterrupted. As we honor this special month, we’d like to offer a glimpse into the world of linework…

Protect Your Electronics with PowerGuard Surge Protection

Protect Your Electronics with PowerGuard Surge Protection In today’s technology-driven world, our homes are filled with electronic devices that simplify our lives. From essential appliances to entertainment systems and intelligent gadgets, these devices play a vital role in our daily routines. However, they’re vulnerable to damage from power surges, which can occur unexpectedly due to…

Gary Ray

Capital Credits… A Little Money Back in Your Pocket

Capital Credits… A Little Money Back in Your Pocket The name “capital credits” may sound complex, but it’s a simple concept. Capital credits are the annual margins—revenues minus expenses of the cooperative—allocated to each member based on their individual purchase and use of electricity. Until they’re returned to members, capital credits are funds used as…