We hope all members have been receiving our communications about the upcoming NRTC Virtual Annual Meeting. COVID-19 has forced us for the first time to conduct an online meeting rather than in-person. We will hold a meeting in one session serving both electric and telephone-industry members, also for the first time. The meeting begins at 11 a.m. Eastern Time, on February 25. NRTC provided members detailed instructions on how to access the meeting in its Notice of Annual Meeting, which it emailed to general managers and CEOs earlier this month.
Remember, NRTC will conduct online elections for four electric positions and one telco position on the NRTC Board of Directors before the annual meeting. Voting delegates will receive an email Feb. 8 inviting them to register online between Feb. 8 and 12. Voting will be open Feb. 22-24. See the Notice of Annual Meeting for complete registration and voting information. If you have questions, contact Chris Martin at email@example.com.
NRTC holds its Annual Meeting each year in conjunction with NRECA’s PowerXchange (formerly the NRECA Annual Meeting) and TechAdvantage Expo, as well as NTCA’s RTIME conference. You do not have to be registered for these events to attend the NRTC Virtual Annual Meeting. Those attending PowerXchange and TechAdvantage will be able to view tech-focused sessions featuring NRTC experts. Mark your calendars.
- TechAdvantage Breakout: Private LTE, IoT, and 5G Networks for Utility Operations: What Are They and Why Are They Important to Co-Ops? February 24, 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. Joe Walsh, NRTC VP, Smart Grid Advisory and Networks, will discuss applying wireless network technologies to grid functions, with real-world insights from the rural cooperative perspective.
- PowerXChange Ask the Expert Sessions: Broadband February 24, 3:45 - 4:15 p.m. Broadband is one of the foremost issues generating interest and questions from rural electric cooperatives. Aaron Bennett, NRTC’s VP, Broadband Solutions, will field all inquiries.
- TechAdvantage Breakout: Microgrids Using Solar & Storage – Empirical Results vs. Theory & Hype March 3, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. NRTC’s MJ Shiao, director, Next-Generation Energy, will participate in a panel session that will draw information from actual rural co-op solar and storage deployments.