A Word from Wayne
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
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.