After their establishment, Ohio’s co-ops soon realized the value of pooling their resources to provide services across the state. As a result, Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc. — the statewide trade association for the state’s co-ops — was formed in 1941.

The statewide safety and loss control (SLC) program helps member co-ops help each other during widespread outages, and also coordinates aid to co-ops in other parts of the country. SLC also promotes safety through education and certification programs for cooperative staff.

A broad array of marketing and communications services is also provided to member cooperatives, including support for public relations and community outreach efforts, Ohio Cooperative Living magazine, energy efficiency rebate programs and community sponsorship programs.

The government affairs team serves as the voice for Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives members in the government halls of Columbus and Washington, D.C.

Our education and youth programs help member cooperatives connect with the next generation of co-op members, and keep employees and trustees up-to-date on best practices in the industry.

The statewide services of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives help co-ops continue to provide excellent, best-in-the-industry service to their members.