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BEC Hosts International Delegation to Share Energy and Broadband Expertise

Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) recently hosted a delegation from electric cooperatives across Zambia, Nigeria, Guatemala, Costa Rica, and The Philippines in Boerne, Texas, on March 7. The purpose of the gathering was to exchange knowledge and expertise on energy conservation using Apolloware technology and to explore providing high-speed broadband internet to cooperative members.

NRECA International, an affiliate of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), organized the event. The delegation attended NRECA's 2024 PowerXchange in San Antonio, where international guests from various countries convene annually.

BEC, known for its innovative energy management and community development efforts, shared its expertise with international counterparts. The cooperative has been implementing Apolloware-powered solutions to help members optimize energy usage and reduce costs effectively.

The visit showcased BEC's leadership in the energy sector and commitment to global knowledge sharing. Discussions also focused on BEC's successful broadband internet provision, bridging the digital divide for its members.

Bill Hetherington, CEO of Bandera Electric Cooperative, expressed gratitude for hosting the delegation and emphasized the importance of collaboration in driving positive change. The visit included presentations, interactive sessions, and site visits to BEC's facilities to provide firsthand experience of its initiatives.

BEC aims to foster lasting partnerships with cooperatives worldwide through NRECA International, continuing its mission to empower communities through innovative energy solutions and broadband access.

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