Innovation isn’t happening just in computer labs or on satellites rocketing into space. Electric co-ops lead the highly technical electric utility industry in areas such as renewable energy and installation of smart meters.
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Digital smart meters make up more than half the electric meters in the country, and electric cooperatives are leading the way.