Restoring power quickly and safely during an outage is a top priority at Macon Electric Cooperative. In the field, many linemen are tasked with safely removing trees during outages in order to restore power in the most efficient manner possible.
Rural electric cooperatives are sometimes overlooked in the conversation about transforming how the U.S. generates and consumes energy. As it turns out, many of these community-focused organizations are leading the way.
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded the Shelby County Fair Association with a grant for $1,000 to assist with making upgrades to the grandstands at the Shelby County Fairgrounds.
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded Immaculate Conception Catholic School with a grant for $850 to help purchase Chromebooks for the seventh and eighth grade students.
Macon Electric Cooperative’s 80th Annual Membership Meeting was held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Attendance was estimated at a little over 1,800 and there were 892 registered members in attendance.
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded Carousel Productions with a grant for $500 to help purchase an intercom and communications system for the Royal Theatre in downtown Macon.
Each year, Macon Electric Cooperative sends local teachers to a two-day “Energy in Today’s Classroom” course, which is hosted by Central Electric Power Cooperative in cooperation with the University of Missouri.
Macon Electric Cooperative has always considered safety a top priority for not only its membership, but its employees as well. On Friday, July 26, MEC linemen and operators participated in pole top and bucket truck rescue training.
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded Community Art Players (CAPs) with a grant for $750 to assist with venue costs and operational costs.
The Macon Electric Foundation awarded the North Shelby chapter of the National Honor Society with a grant for $250 to assist with purchasing a new chapter banner and ceremonial equipment.