New Year Brings New Advocacy Opportunities // CEO Column February 2020
When the calendar flips to the new year, many people set priorities for the coming months. When it comes to delivering electricity, your electric cooperative takes a similar approach. One area of action that comes into focus each year at this time is our legislative advocacy efforts, with the assistance of our state association, the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA). Government regulation and public policy have a significant impact on the affordability and reliability of electricity. Telling the cooperative story is vital, particularly when it comes to the unique challenges our members face. We advocate for flexibility so electric cooperatives can operate efficiently and continue to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. Our time-tested participation has contributed positively to the outcome of the legislative process.