2023 ANNUAL MEETING
On May 31st, Sho-Me Power Electric Cooperative held its 2023 Annual Meeting of the Membership in Branson, Missouri. The meeting began at 3:00 PM and the afternoon was filled with informative presentations by Associated Electric Cooperative senior staff. Topics covered by AECI in their update were Ensuring Reliable Generation, Serving Members Through Extreme Conditions, Planning for an Uncertain Future, Building Now for the Future, Ensuring Financial Strength, and The Regulatory Future. Presentations were made to retiring board members James Cottrell and Marc Roecker, and a special recognition was made to General Manager John Richards, who will be retiring at the end of the year after 48 years of service.
19th ANNUAL CAPITOL FISH FRY
Crowds turned out in droves for the return of the Local Electric Cooperative Fish Fry at the Missouri Capitol. After a hiatus in 2020 and 2021, the 19th annual event brought hungry visitors to the south lawn for fried catfish and all the fixins. Missouri G&T’s did an outstanding job organizing the event and the World Famous Sho-Me Fish Fry Team once again served up outstanding fish and hush puppies. Everyone in the Capitol expressed their appreciation for the great food and stellar service provided by the Missouri Electric Cooperative family. Thank you to everyone who made the return of this important event not only a possibility but also a success.
On October 25, 2021, students from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade at Swedeborg elementary school were able to attend Gascosage Electric’s first “Camp Co-op”. The campers were able to learn about several things throughout the day including renewable energy sources, electric vehicles, and drone usage in the electrical industry. They were even able to see live demonstrations of a pole being set, right of way crews working, and a pole-top rescue. Sho-Me was happy to assist in “Camp Co-op” and we look forward to future camps with all of our member cooperatives.
On August, 28th Hurricane Ida made landfall wreaking havoc on the DEMCO electric system near Baton Rouge, Louisiana. On August, 31st Sho-Me dispatched a crew of 6 linemen to the area to assist in the restoration efforts. At the peak of the outage, 95% of DEMCO’s members were without power. Sho-Me Crews Spent two weeks in Louisiana alongside other Co-op’s rebuilding the miles of destroyed transmission lines, demonstrating both concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives, two of the seven cooperative principals.
GRAND OPENING OF REGIONAL DISPATCH CENTER
Sho-Me Power is currently in the process of constructing a third addition to our headquarters located in Marshfield, MO. The new building will be two stories and approximately 11,500 square feet. The building will include additional office space along with a new operations center. Construction is scheduled to be completed by January 2021 and the facility fully operational by March. The new facility will allow Sho-Me to better ensure the safety and reliability of the power system for our members.
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