Peak Moment: Energy Co-op Brings Power to the People

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14 Apr 2009 | |
View all related to cooperative | Local Energy | Peak Moment Television
What if a community owned its electric utility cooperatively, rather than paying a for-profit company? Plumas-Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative could be a model. Energy Services manager Jessica Nelson describes how this locally owned, democratically governed non-profit serves the good of the community. Besides lower rates, customers benefit from incentives to conserve electricity, install geothermal heating/cooling systems, and solar panels (photovoltaics). The coop's dream? To not only distribute power but to generate it -- through a wind turbine project. (www.psln.com) Episode 142. Produced February 19, 2009.

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