Speaker provides history lesson at Basin Electric Annual Meeting

Ted Case

Ted Case is executive director of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Salem, OR.

Ted Case, executive director of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Salem, OR, provided an educational peek into the past.

Case was invited to Basin Electric’s annual meeting to speak about his book, Power Plays: The Story of Electric Co-ops and the President.

Case said he became interested in the topic after realizing the significance of past relationships between electric cooperatives and U.S. presidents.

“What has happened? We had this great relationship with the presidents and something has changed,” Case said.

From FDR to George W. Bush, Case shared many interesting historical tidbits about presidents and their relationship with electric cooperatives.

Read more in our Reporting Hub: Power Plays

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