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Be efficient in the kitchen with no-bake recipes

July 3, 2017

Cooking in the summer can be unbearable, and the last thing you want to do on the hottest, most humid days is turn on the oven to make dinner. Your air conditioner works extra hard during summer months to keep your home cool, so why not give it a break with easy, efficient, no-bake recipes. […]Read more

Consumer interest driving co-op solar

April 25, 2017

Driven by increased interest among consumers as well as declining costs, electric cooperatives across the country are finding a multitude of ways to bring the benefits of solar to their members. New data paints a striking picture: America’s electric co-ops expect to double their current solar capacity by the end of 2017, adding more than […]Read more

Electric cooperatives’ policy priorities

April 13, 2017

As a member of South Central Power, you know that providing you with safe, affordable and reliable electricity is our top priority 365 days a year. Our employees are dedicated to this mission, whether they work on a line crew or spend most of their time behind a desk. But it might surprise you to […]Read more

Wind at work

February 16, 2017

The energy industry is changing. As technology advances, the use of electricity delivered by renewable energy sources is growing. Many Americans are interested in harnessing energy from the sun through the use of solar panels, but you might be surprised to learn that wind, as a renewable energy source, is a much larger contributor to […]Read more

When a light bulb goes off

December 12, 2016

How inventors get their ideas—and why that’s just the beginning. If you’re in search of a holiday gift for your favorite energy buff, consider the new novel by award-winning screenwriter Graham Moore. Moore tells the story of the legal, technical and public relations battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse in the late 1800s that […]Read more

Companies that care

November 7, 2016

Studies have shown that communities where owners occupy the majority of homes are more successful academically, are more physically fit and have a stronger sense of community. While owning a home may not be possible or desirable for everyone, ownership does matter. It just seems to make sense that we treat things we own with […]Read more

Predicting the future of nuclear power

October 28, 2016

Some forecasts see growth, others not so much. If you want to take a big risk, try predicting the future of nuclear power.  Nuclear power generates about 20 percent of the electricity in the country. Currently in the U.S., 100 nuclear reactors operate at 60 plants in 30 states. There are reasons to think that […]Read more

Raise your voice and vote

October 27, 2016

Low voter turnout has been a topic of conversation for the last several election cycles. Since the 1960s, voter turnout during presidential elections has seen a steady decline, with the occasional uptick here and there. In the 2016 primary election cycle, voter turnout in most states was only 21 to 30 percent, and this was […]Read more

The world turns more energy efficient

September 30, 2016

Efficiency trends are expected to continue for decades. People aren’t just talking about energy efficiency. It’s actually happening across the globe – and there is a way to measure it. It’s called energy intensity, and it is calculated by comparing energy consumption to the measure of a country’s economic production—its Gross Domestic Product. In other […]Read more

The differences between overhead and underground power lines

September 26, 2016

There are two methods of installing the power lines that carry electricity to your home, overhead and underground. South Central Power members sometimes ask why we use one versus the other, or more to the point, why all power lines are not installed using the underground construction method. Isn’t one method better than the other? […]Read more