Following Hurricane Ian in late 2022, many Florida communities and electric cooperatives were left devastated. Many of these co-ops had to rebuild most, if not all, of their electric systems. Vendors with the necessary equipment were having supply fulfillment issues with almost a year of waiting for replacement equipment.
In an effort to help them rebuild, Texas Electric Cooperatives facilitated donated equipment from Texas co-ops, including Medina Electric Cooperative. In January, Medina EC donated retired substation equipment to Lee County Electric Cooperative (of Fort Myers, Florida. Lee County EC was one of the hardest hit by Hurricane Ian.
Cooperative Principle No. 6 is Cooperation Among Cooperatives, and Medina EC was proud to be able to help Lee County EC in their time of need.