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Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative
Energy

A Co-op Leader Sees Problems Down Line

High fuel costs, government regulation and shutdowns of fossil-fuel generation plants are strangling the electric cooperatives’ ability to supply affordable and dependable power to 1.2 million cooperative members in Arkansas. read more >
Education / Energy

A Transformative Opportunity? (Editorial)

Could Arkansas colleges find opportunity in a nationwide electrical transformer shortage? read more >
Mark Lundy of South Arkansas Telephone Co. and Mark Cayce of Ouachita Electric Cooperative have teamed up to offer broadband to customers in their market.
Business Services / Construction / Energy / Investments / Public Companies

Arkansas Cooperatives Apply Rural Electrification Model to Internet Access

Ouachita Electric in Camden, North Arkansas Electric in Salem (Fulton County) and Ozarks Electric in Fayetteville plan to deliver internet via fiber optic cable to their members in the next few months. read more >
Mel Coleman
Business Services / Energy / Nonprofits

Mel Coleman of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative Elected President of National Group

Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative in Salem, has been elected president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association board of directors, the organization announced Monday. read more >