Living the Country Life

Electricity Content

Don't let your buildings get zapped
A flash of lightning that strikes a building on the farm can cause a lot of damage. One volt can pack up to 300-million volts of electricity. In comparison, your household current handles 120-volts...
You forget how much you depend on electricity until you don’t have it
Power outages can occur any time of the year and be caused by anything from a bad storm to squirrels in the wrong place. It’s a good idea to always be prepared for living without electricity...
New technologies are developing to ensure affordability and reliability
Locally-owned electric utilities have delivered reliable and affordable electricity to rural Americans for 80 years.   Andrew Cotter is the program manager for the National Rural Electric...
The Energy Education Council has the following tips to help you increase your energy efficiency.
Finding ways to save on energy costs to heat a home or farm building at a reasonably small investment will translate into savings in the long run. Randall Reeder, Ohio State University Extension...