Fortnightly Magazine - April 2018

Cooperative Power Leaders: Jeff Wadsworth

CEO, Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association

PUF's Steve Mitnick: Jeff, tell me a little about your organization.

Jeff Wadsworth: It's in a great part of the country. We're located in northern Colorado, and we service approximately forty-two thousand meters. That number continues to tick upward. We service Larimer County, Weld County, and Boulder counties, in the northern Front Range.

Cooperative Power Leaders: Kevin Short

CEO, Anza Electric Co-op

“Most people take electric utilities for granted. That presents a challenge from a communications standpoint, because we need to keep our message relevant, interesting, and fresh.”

Cooperative Power Leaders: Joe Brannan

CEO, North Carolina Electric Membership Corp.

“The cooperative business model offers the greatest flexibility to not only be nimble, but also to put control in the hands of members who have a voice and a vote.”

Cooperative Power Leaders: Tim Lindahl

CEO, Wheat Belt Public Power District

“We became a summer-peaking system, and mountain communities not too far away were winter-peaking systems. We formed Tri-State to really manage that.”