North Arkansas Electric Coop CEO Meets With White House On Renewable Energy

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Mel Coleman, CEO of North Arkansas Electric Cooperative of Salem and president of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) board of directors, met with White House officials in Washington, D.C. on Friday (July 24) to discuss recent progress and potential collaboration on energy efficiency and renewable energy development.

North Arkansas Electric was one of 30 cooperatives invited to attend the meeting with officials from the White House Rural Council and the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service.

“We had a productive conversation about how we can build the value of current federal programs and find more opportunities to bring the benefits of new efficiency and renewable energy technologies to our members,” said Coleman, who is also the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas delegate to the NRECA board of directors.

The Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas has been adding renewable energy resources to its generation portfolio in recent months.

It has also been a long-time supporter of energy efficiency programs for its members.