Byrne, former CEO of Buckeye Power and OREC, passes away


Richard K. Byrne, former president and CEO of Buckeye Power and Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, recently passed away.

Mr. Byrne served Ohio’s co-ops in this role for 13 years, retiring in 2002. He oversaw the building of the Robert P. Mone peaking plant and was a national leader in the electric cooperative community, steadfastly promoting the unity and strength of our way of business.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones during this time.