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Area Emergency Professionals Talk Safety

One of the most important parts of the Access Energy Cooperative mission statement is safety. And one of the core principles on which we were founded is commitment to community. Access Energy Cooperative has teamed up our mission with our principles and formulated our commitment to providing safety education to our communities where ever possible. […]

Move Over and Slow Down – Its the Law

Governor  Brandstad signed the Move Over definition bill into law covering. the utility maintenance vehicle definition. While utility workers have been covered under the law, the Iowa Code lacked a comprehensive definition that detailed specific industry sectors that are considered “utilities” for the purposes of the Move Over or Slow Down law. The debate over […]

Managing Physical Threats to Grid Reliability

While the threat of cybersecurity attacks on the electric grid get a lot of attention these days, physical damage from storms or critters is much more likely to disrupt power. There are many physical threats to our power delivery system that your cooperative works hard to manage on a daily basis. From weather events (such […]

Kids Learn Electric Respect

Douds Elementary student Logan Robertson learned hands on safety at school from his very own grandfather, Daniel Philips, Access Energy Cooperative Safety Director.  At Access Energy Cooperative safety is the most important part of our mission, whether it involve our employees, members, or kids anywhere in southeast Iowa. We want kids to learn to respect […]

Stay focused on safety during harvest

During harvest season, many farmers reap the benefits of advancement in agricultural technology. With the help of GPS auto-steer devices, farmers are able to decrease driver error and maximize productivity. Yet despite these advances, safety risks remain. To help farmers stay out of harm’s way, here are some tips from Access Energy Cooperative and from […]