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Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Current: August 2020

Ohio’s robust economic development activity demands a healthy inventory of speculative sites and buildings. Although created before the coronavirus pandemic, two Ohio site development accelerator grant...

Butler Rural Electric appoints Wolfenbarger general manager

Wolfenbarger Butler Rural Electric Cooperative’s board of trustees has named Tom Wolfenbarger general manager of the organization. Wolfenbarger started his career at Butler Rural Electric Cooperative...

Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Current: June 2020

The Project Ohio team worked through the pandemic for rural development in Guatemala. In March 2020, 16 lineworkers from electric co-ops across the state volunteered for a two-week trip to a rural,...

Pioneer’s McMaken wins national strategic communications award

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjVlTLBIWL0 Nanci McMaken, chief communications officer at Pioneer Electric Cooperative, has been awarded the 2020 LaBerge Award for Excellence in Strategic...

O’Loughlin appointed interim director on EPRI board

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives, was named an interim director on the Electric Power Research Institute...

North Western gains new territory and potential load growth

North Western Electric Cooperative (NWEC) recently gained four new service territories in Williams County — including Northwest Township's Mid-Toll area off the Ohio Turnpike — currently being reallocated...

OEC awards 24 scholarships to children of cooperative members

Ohio's Electric Cooperatives awarded 24 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in its annual Children of Members Scholarship competition. Students from member households representing each of the...

COVID-19 outbreak highlights need for high-speed internet in rural Ohio

Miller With employees across the state working from home and schools closed through the end of April, the lack of high-speed internet access in rural areas has put many Ohio families at a significant...

O’Loughlin featured in Public Utilities Fortnightly roundtable on FERC rule

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Ohio's Electric Cooperatives President and CEO Pat O'Loughlin was one of 10 electric cooperative utility executives who participated in...

Ohio’s electric cooperatives suspending disconnections for non-payment

Ohio's electric cooperatives are committed to the health and safety of our members and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. All 24 Ohio-based electric cooperatives are temporarily suspending...