Shelby Electric Cooperative was created back in 1938 to give rural areas electricity. Today, they serving more than 10,000 members. Shelby Electric doesn't only offer electricity, but also LP gas, generators, and internet service. Now, Shelby Electric offers the public something new. Kevin Bernson, Vice President of Media and Public Relations for Shelby Electric Cooperative said, they have an outage map that updates on their website every five minutes to let people know if there are any outages and how expansive they are.
Bernson said that Shelby Electric also has a new program called Kilowatt, that allows people to know how much energy each appliance uses in the home.
For more information on Shelby Electric Cooperative, visit shelbyelectric.coop. Bernson appeared on the NEWSTALK WTIM Morning Show.