Cooperatives Leading the Way
Joe Brannan is the EVP and CEO of North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives, the family of organizations that supports North Carolina’s network of twenty-six electric cooperatives.
If there's one thing 2020 has taught all of us, it's to expect the unexpected. Fortunately, the electric cooperatives' work to serve as a national leader in an increasingly complex energy landscape with rapidly evolving consumer expectations has prepared us to meet both expected and unexpected challenges head on. As we look to the future and the landscape and changes ahead, our members-first, innovative, and flexible approach has positioned us to remain at the forefront of the industry.
Here are North Carolina's Electric Cooperatives' priorities that will continue into 2021, and beyond, and reflect trends taking place across our industry:
Sustainable Energy at Lowest Possible Cost
In July, North Carolina's network of twenty-six electric cooperatives debuted our Brighter Future vision, a long-term roadmap for providing energy innovation, sustainability, and continued community support to enrich the lives of the two and a half million people we serve in rural communities across our state. This vision centers on achieving two sustainability goals: a fifty percent reduction in carbon emissions from 2005 levels by 2030, and net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.