Publication Issues

Anatomy of an Outage

Sep. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“Wiregrass Electric Cooperative recently sponsored all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C., for two local high school students to meet with their elected officials, tour the sites and learn more about the importance of rural electricity.” Read More

Capitol Gains

Aug. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“Wiregrass Electric Cooperative recently sponsored all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C., for two local high school students to meet with their elected officials, tour the sites and learn more about the importance of rural electricity.” Read More

Learning the other side

Jul. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“You’ve probably seen linemen tending to our distribution system or spoken with a member services representative, but you might not think about the people working to map new projects before they start, manage equipment in the warehouse or track the cooperative’s finances.” Read More

Operation Round Up Foundation celebrates one year

Jun. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that allows WEC members to round up their monthly bill to the nearest dollar as a tax-deductible donation to benefit communities in the WEC coverage area. Members are automatically placed into the program but can choose to opt out at any time.” Read More

Youth Tour

May. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“The trips included $500 scholarships for each participant, as well as the chance to be one of two students selected to attend the national rural electric conference in Washington this summer.” Read More

Park Place

Apr. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“The people of the Wiregrass have always been dedicated to economic growth, but in 1998 the Dothan Chamber of Commerce and Houston County Commission identified an unserved niche they thought they could take advantage of.” Read More

New Office in Samson

Mar. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“Wiregrass Electric customers in Samson and the surrounding area can expect even better service with the recent opening of the cooperative’s new, state-of-the-art customer service center.” Read More

WEC’s got your back

Feb. 2016 · My Hometown Power

“If you are a graduating senior in high school and the dependent of a WEC member, you could be eligible for scholarship money from WEC. Our Electric Cooperative Foundation and Operation Round Up Charitable Foundation are offering money to deserving students. Our Operation Round Up scholarships alone total $26,000.” Read More

How we respond

Feb. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“Wiregrass Electric Cooperative maintains over 3,000 miles of electric line across our service area. Given that many poles, transformers and wires, we know that outages are a possibility on any given day.” Read More

Scrapping for a living

Jan. 2016 · Alabama LIVING Magazine

“When he started his own business reclaiming and recycling scrap metal in 1949, Emfinger Steel was as much an extension of his own personal ethos as anything else. Decades later his daughter-in-law Jan Emfinger still remembers how, in the course of their walks through the neighborhood, Dewey would stop to collect aluminum cans along their way so they could bring them back to the scrap yard.” Read More