Be alert and stay safe in work zones

Utilities often must put trucks and crews in roadways to make repairs or install new equipment to keep power on at your home and business. These workers already face hazards in their job, and that risk increases when working in an area near vehicle traffic.

With distracted driving accidents on the rise, some utilities say that their highest worker risk factor now is a distracted driver.

Rescheduled annual meeting will be business only

Rock Energy Cooperative has always taken great pride in its annual meetings. Hundreds of members gather every year to elect directors to serve on the board, learn about the co-op’s finances, and hear reports from officers.

But it’s usually more than just taking care of business. It’s an event where neighbors can catch up with old acquaintances, make new friends, and enjoy a delicious dinner to celebrate the bond they share—being a member of the Rock Energy family.

Amazing futures ahead for scholarship winners

The 2020 Rock Energy Cooperative Scholarship winners possess the qualities that will help them succeed in their college studies as well as their chosen professions.

A committee of co-op members met in February to select 15 graduating seniors from our service territory to receive college scholarships. Ask any of them, and they’ll tell you it wasn’t an easy task. A total of 50 students submitted applications.

Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day is March 18

The American Public Gas Association has designated March 18 as Natural Gas Utility Workers' Day, a time to recognize the employees who ensure that natural gas is distributed safely.

This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the hard work done by employees of natural gas utilities. 

March 18 is the date of the New London, Texas, school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and an increased emphasis on safety.