Plugged In


Give Us Your Two Cents

Give Us Your Two Cents


Posted By on Nov 30, 2016

Every fall, the Ruralite Services editors brainstorm energy topics for the coming year. Based on information gathered from the Communications Committee meeting in October, the editors compiled a rough schedule of topics for the first six months of 2017. We want your expertise and input to add a fresh perspective to these topics.

Each energy feature has a focus. Plugged In gives consumers helpful energy efficiency advice, electrical safety tips and energy gadget reviews. Power Lines focuses on current energy concerns such as federal energy policy, technology to balance electric supply with environmental concerns and the impact of grassroots efforts. Voice Box invites experts to weigh in on regional and national energy and legislative issues regarding various areas of concern.

We are adding a new element to our 2017 lineup. Tentatively named “Your Co-op, Your Community,” this two-page spread will occasionally replace the Power Lines feature.

If you have any contacts for a specific Plugged In or Power Lines topic, or additional ideas to throw in the mix, contact Jennifer Brown. If you would like to be a Voice Box guest columnist, contact Brandon Pomrenke to suggest your topic.

 

January

Plugged In: Path of Restoration
Power Lines: Rights-of-Way
Voice Box: Arborist

 

February

Plugged In: Electric Vehicles
Co-op/Community: Your Responsibility as a Member
Voice Box: Wells Fleet EV

 

March

Plugged In: Lighting/LED
Power Lines: Marijuana
Voice Box: TBA

 

April

Plugged In: What Linemen Do/Equipment
Power Lines: Base Rate
Voice Box: Lineman experience/programs

 

May

Plugged In: Gadgets
Power Lines: Trump’s First 100 Days
Voice Box: TBA

 

June

Plugged In: Generators
Power Lines: TBA
Voice Box: TBA

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2015 September share package

2015 September share package


Posted By on Sep 11, 2015

feature_storiesWant to see how several member utilities are using their extra local pages? Download this month’s share package. You will also see  Power Lines Features, Voice Box, and Dulley column that appeared in the latest issues.

How you use this share packet is entirely up to you. Ideally, it can provide you with ideas or sources for features, or even partial or full features that you can reprint on your own pages.

Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of these features, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission to do so. We include a list of the utilities phone numbers and contact people who have examples in this share package.

 

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2015 August share package


Posted By on Aug 14, 2015

Check out the link below for examples of how several member utilities are using their extra local pages. Also in the packet are the Power Lines Features, Voice Box, and Dulley column that appeared in the latest issues.

How you use this share packet is entirely up to you. Ideally, it can provide you with ideas or sources for features, or even partial or full features that you can reprint on your own pages.

Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of these features, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission to do so. We have included a list of the utilities phone numbers and contact people who have examples in this share package.

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2015 July share package

2015 July share package


Posted By on Jul 10, 2015

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Below is a link of examples of how several member utilities are using their extra local pages. In addition, in the packet are the Power Lines Features, Voice Box, and Dulley column that appeared in the latest issues.

How you use this share packet is entirely up to you. Ideally, it can provide you with ideas or sources for features, or even partial or full features that you can reprint on your own pages.

Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of these features, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission to do so. We have included a list of the utilities phone numbers and contact people who have examples in this share package.

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2015 June share package

2015 June share package


Posted By on Jun 4, 2015

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Below is a link of examples of how several member utilities are using their extra local pages. In addition, in the packet are the Power Lines Features, Voice Box, and Dulley column that appeared in the latest issues.

How you use this share packet is entirely up to you. Ideally, it can provide you with ideas or sources for features, or even partial or full features that you can reprint on your own pages.

Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of these features, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission to do so. We have included a list of the utilities phone numbers and contact people who have examples in this share package.

2015_06 June share package

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2014 share packages


Posted By on Dec 13, 2014

Below are the links to 2014 share packages of examples of how several member utilities are using their extra local pages. In addition, in the packet are the Power Lines Features that appeared in the latest issues.

Important note: If you are interested in reprinting any of these features, you should contact the communicator at the utility that published the feature for permission to do so. We have included a list of the utilities phone numbers and contact people who have examples in this share package.

 

2014_01 January share package

2014_02 February share package

2014_03 March share package

2014_04 April share package

2014_05 May share package

2014_06 June share package

2014_07 July share package

2014_08 August share package

2014_09_10 September_October share package

2014_11 November share package

2014_12 December share package

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