Industry News

Cost factor: Energy efficiency and home buying

The energy efficiency of your new home will impact your energy bills and comfort for years. Many times, prospective homebuyers are so caught up examining other aspects of the houses they see, they don’t...

Raise a glass to Ravenhurst

Ravenhurst Champagne Cellars When the Directors Guild of America recently presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Ridley Scott, the Hollywood banquet featured wines from Ohio’s Ravenhurst Champagne...

Saving power, saving money

Teresa Harshbarger of New Concord, daughter Alexa, and the family’s puppy, Ashley, say they never notice that their home’s water heater is cycled on and off with a remote switch from a radio tower at the...

Times, they are a-changing

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives I began writing about industry issues in this magazine two years ago, shortly after I became president and CEO of Ohio’s Electric...

Dodging the drafts

Caulking seals air leaks around existing windows as well as new windows. (Photo courtesy of rareformproperties.com) Homeowners often fret about their older windows, perhaps even original to the house —...

A different shade of green

Chris Weaver, chief operating officer at Bridgewater Dairy in Montpelier, shows part of his herd that now helps produce electricity as well as milk. Bridgewater Dairy, a family farm in Montpelier, Ohio,...

Doing the board’s work

Colleen Eidemiller (center) says listening to what other Pioneer Electric Cooperative members have to say is both the most important and most enjoyable part of her job on that co-op’s board of...

Co-ops go to Washington

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (center), of Bowling Green and Ohio’s 5th District, goes over issues important to electric cooperatives and their members during meetings with co-op members, board members, and staff in...

Trusted resources: Co-op board members

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Local control is one of the defining characteristics of your electric cooperative. That control comes from a board that’s elected from...

Windows to the world

An energy auditor uses an infrared camera to look for areas around the window that are leaky or poorly insulated. Homeowners looking to replace older, drafty windows to improve their home's energy...