COOPERATION AMONG COOPERATIVES
Recently one of Sho-Me’s sister G&T’s, M&A, experienced a failed bushing test on a transformer at their Doniphan substation. With extreme cold weather in the forecast, the bushing most likely would have failed when needed most, leaving the Doniphan substation struggling to carry the load with only one of its two transformers in service. Replacement parts from the manufacturer would not arrive in time to beat the incoming cold weather, so M&A reached out to Sho-Me for assistance. Fortunately, Sho-Me was able to provide a spare bushing that matched M&A’s needs, enabling them to have their transformer back on line before the weather hit. Thank you to M&A for reaching out and helping us present this great example of how cooperation among cooperatives ultimately benefits all of our members.
“Electric co-ops are essential to the economic well-being of the communities they serve, providing good jobs, keeping the lights on, and helping to create a positive environment for families, farms and businesses to thrive.”
Jim Matheson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)
NIANGUA RIVER DAM
The Niangua Hydraulic Generating Station, situated on the Niangua River, approximately 24 miles northwest of Lebanon, was completed late in 1930 by the Management and Engineering Corporation and placed in operation by the Missouri Electric Power Company on November 9, 1930.