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for Carolina Country Vol. 13 Issue 2, Feb 1981
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A North Carolina rural electric cooperative is involved in a culture-to-culture program with Bolivia which has fostered the development of a “sister” cooperative in that country and, in the process, provided new perspectives on international relations. Board and staff members of the Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corporation in Lenoir have assisted the Bolivian cooperative in developing management tools, operating procedures, and technical support.
North Carolina’s Electric Membership Corporations are preparing to purchase a share of the Duke Power Company’s Catawba Nuclear Station in the wake of a decision by the Rural Electrification Administration to guarantee financing for the project. After three decades of negotiation, this represents the first step toward establishing a comprehensive power supply program for the state’s rural electric program.