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A Word from Wayne: Celebrate Cooperative Month in October

October is the month when members and employees of cooperatives celebrate being part of businesses that are consumer-owned and run by the community. The nation’s consumer-owned, not for-profit electric cooperatives are unique within the $391 billion U.S. electric utility industry. More than 900 cooperatives in 47 states provide electric service to 56 percent of the

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A Word from Wayne: Back to school

As students return to school throughout Diverse Power’s service territory, I’m reminded of how important young people are to the future of our communities. In a decade or so, the teenagers starting their senior year at area high schools will be working in local businesses and serving in community organizations. A few may end up

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A Word from Wayne: Rural broadband follow-up

For more than 80 years, electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) have powered millions of Georgia homes, schools and businesses with reliable, affordable power. But, for many years, there has been a growing “digital divide” between rural Georgia and more urban areas, putting hundreds of thousands of Georgians without high-speed broadband internet at a tremendous disadvantage. During

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A Word from Wayne: Get your home in shape for summer

Servicing your air conditioning system and home energy efficiency are a lot like getting an oil change or tuneup for your car. Sure, it’s an expense—but it’s still cheaper than waiting until your unit breaks down to call a technician. It will also save you the stress of being left in the heat and scrambling

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A Word from Wayne: Rural broadband

Internet connectivity has become a common thread linking advancing industries and the technology that plays an important role in our day-to- day lives at home, thus making rural broadband essential. Many industries such as manufacturing, education, agriculture and health care all depend on steady and reliable connectivity to utilize the technology of today and keep

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A Word from Wayne: Mobile app streamlines communication and account access

With technology so readily available in the palm of consumer-members’ hands, Diverse Power is aiming to make communication and account access fast, convenient and reliable by empowering our consumer-members with tools that are easy and intuitive to use. The My DPI mobile app assembles many account features that are also available online in one portable

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A Word from Wayne: Winter weather and galloping lines

Winter weather can be harsh and cause havoc many months of the year, but severe winter weather is more prevalent in the South January through March. During extreme and fluctuating cold weather conditions such as high winds and freezing rain, lines may begin to gallop. This is when lines take on a jumping, whipping or

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A Word from Wayne: Plant Vogtle deal makes for a bright energy future

In 2007, when the price of natural gas was double or even triple what it is today, Diverse Power, through our wholesale energy provider, Oglethorpe Power Corp. (OPC), sought opportunities to acquire safe, reliable and affordable electric generation resources to make sure we met your long-term power needs. Natural gas-fired generation was not a competitive

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Plant Vogtle deal makes for a bright energy future

In 2007, when the price of natural gas was double or even triple what it is today, Diverse Power, through our wholesale energy provider, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, actively sought opportunities to acquire safe, reliable and affordable electric generation resources to make sure we met your long-term power needs. Natural gas-fired generation was not a competitive

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A Word from Wayne: The Seven Cooperative Principles

In the last seven issues of Power Points, we featured each of the Seven Cooperative Principles, one per issue. With October being National Cooperative Month, it’s worth revisiting these important principles. With business models different from for-profit businesses, cooperatives must follow these Seven Cooperative Principles. Voluntary and Open Membership: As a member of Diverse Power,

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Not just on holidays

Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines patriotism as “the love for or devotion to one’s country.” It’s easy to feel a swell of pride for our country during holidays like the Fourth of July and Veterans Day when parades and celebrations mark the moment. But there’s another form of patriotism that runs even deeper—active engagement in public and

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Honoring the state’s top students

This past spring, Callaway High School graduate James Wood was one of 11 students in Georgia to receive the Walter Harrison Scholarship, which is sponsored by the state’s electric cooperatives, including Diverse Power. James was among 79 students from Georgia to apply for the $1,000 scholarship this year. Each year, applicants submit essays explaining why

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A Word from Wayne: A Workplace to Call Home

Aside from one’s own family, often those with whom we associate most are our coworkers. Day in, day out, we greet them as we go about our daily tasks. At the electric cooperative, we work with them in the field, putting up power poles and stringing line, or in the office, meeting in committees and

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A Word from Wayne: Safety in the Workplace

Zero injuries and zero lost time accidents are goals at every electric membership corporation (EMC) in Georgia. Working with electricity is inherently dangerous, and the industry has developed robust safety protocols that are employed in the field, in warehouses and in offices so everyone can practice safety at work.

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Don’t Be the Victim of a Scam

It saddens—actually, infuriates—me to hear about electric cooperative members losing money to scam artists who claim to be affiliated with an electric membership corporation, like Diverse Power. Our loyal members trust their electric cooperative, so it’s particularly disheartening when that trust leads a member to believe, and be scammed by, someone who says he works for the cooperative

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A Word from Wayne:

As the year winds down, we at Diverse Power look back on 2015 with a big sigh of relief mixed with excitement and gratitude combined with anticipation.

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A Word from Wayne: The cooperative way

October is National Cooperative Month, when cooperatives of all types are celebrated and have the opportunity to tell the world why our business model is important and relevant in the 21st century.

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A Word from Wayne: Co-op careers on the horizon

There are many reasons to consider a career at an electric cooperative, like Diverse Power, where meaningful and varied jobs touch all aspects of the utility business. And with many jobs at electric cooperatives becoming vacant in the near future, now might be a good time to consider a career with the co-ops.

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