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Congressional Staffers Tour CoServ Training Facility

Congressional Staffers Tour CoServ Training Facility

From left: Energy Education Lead Randy Copeland, 26th District Director Erik With, 26th District Legislative Assistant Michael Yancey, Community Support Manager Tracee Elrod, Director of Job Training and Safety Ben DeRemer and Director of Gas Operations Jason Walker. Photo: KEN OLTMANN

CORINTH, Texas—August 21, 2019—CoServ’s strong focus on training and safety was on full display today for two visitors from the office of U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess, M.D.

Legislative Assistant Michael Yancey and District Director Erik With toured CoServ’s outdoor and indoor training facilities, and they also visited the CoServ Solar Station—CoServ’s community solar farm and classroom in nearby Krugerville. Mr. Yancey is based in Washington, DC, and Mr. With is based in Dr. Burgess’ Lake Dallas District Office.

In addition, CoServ conducted arcing and gas safety demonstrations and described the extensive safety training that all CoServ Employees undergo.

"We enjoy conducting tours and electricity and gas safety demos because they remind us of the constant attention we need to pay to training and safety," said CoServ President and CEO Donnie Clary.

Mr. Yancey and Mr. With asked questions about a variety of energy topics, including natural gas safety, electric grid security, cybersecurity, battery storage, renewable energy and electric vehicle capacity planning.

Dr. Burgess is a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, whose jurisdiction extends over the U.S. Department of Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency, among other Cabinet-level departments.

Open communication with our elected officials is another way that CoServ maintains its role as a trusted energy advisor to its Electric Members and Gas Customers. For details on how to request a safety demonstration for your organization, please visit CoServ.com/Community.


Established in 1937 as Denton County Electric Cooperative Inc., CoServ Electric is based in Corinth, Texas, and supplies electricity to more than 243,000 meters in Denton, Collin and four other North Texas counties. CoServ Gas, a natural gas affiliate established in 1998, serves more than 126,000 gas meters in Denton, Collin and Kaufman counties.

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