Union Power Honors Bright Ideas Teacher of the Week

Each year, the Bright Ideas grant program awards deserving teachers with grants, not otherwise funded, for creative, hands-on classroom projects. Now, cooperatives are recognizing 25 of the most outstanding grant winners in the state for their hard work and positive impact on students and the communities they serve. This year, Union Power Cooperative recognized Alicia […]

78th Annual Meeting of Members: Don’t miss out on the fun…

Plans are now underway for the cooperative’s 2017 Annual Meeting of members. This year the event will be held on Saturday, October 14th, at Lee Park Church located at 2505 Morgan Mill Road in Monroe. Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and the business meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. The Annual Meeting is an […]

New Coal Ash Management Requirements: What it Means for You

You may recall that in February 2014, coal ash from a Duke Energy power plant spilled into Rockingham County’s Dan River. Following that unfortunate incident, North Carolina enacted the nation’s first state law to regulate the disposal of the substance. Coal ash, a by-product of the process used to generate electricity at coal-fired power plants, […]

Crews Prepare to Assist with Restoration Efforts

Co-ops affected by Hurrican Irma in the Southeastern United States are working around the clock and making remarkable progress as they work to restore power in the wake of this catastrophic storm. As of 10 am, September 12th, outage estimates are 595,000 in Florida, 428,000 in Georgia, and 52,000 in South Carolina. These outage numbers […]