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Co-op Spotlight: Butler Rural Electric Cooperative

Hueston Woods State Park, which lies in Butler's service territory, is a popular outdoor getaway. Located between Cincinnati and Dayton, Butler Rural Electric Cooperative (BREC) serves over 11,600...

So what exactly is a cooperative?

Pattycake Bakery in Clintonville, Columbus, is a worker-owned cooperative. The moment they open the door, Pattycake Bakery patrons are greeted with the smell of freshly baked Marry Me Blueberry muffins and...

Celebrating the cooperative business model

Credit: Getty Images People working together for a common cause is nothing new. For those efforts to be sustainable over time requires operating principles — tenets that guide our actions and decisions....

Co-op Spotlight: South Central Power Company

Much of the Canal Winchester area in suburban Columbus is served by South Central Power. As the largest co-op in Ohio, South Central Power Company serves a broad population. From suburban city life to the...

Poppin’ good time!

Roger Rank donates every kernel of the popcorn served in the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Education Center at Farm Science Review. Roger Rank has grown popcorn on his fields near Van Wert for almost 40...

It’s simple?

Lake Erie We've all heard some form of the notion that a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil can set in motion a chain of events that causes a hurricane in China. It's a way to express how complex...

Co-op Spotlight: Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative's service territory is a top tourist area in the Buckeye State. Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative (HWEC) sits proudly among beautiful rolling hills and amid the largest...

At their peak: Buckeye Power’s peaking generators

Nick Mascia, project engineer at Buckeye Power, uses a borescope to look for damage to a turbine at the Mone plant. During the year's milder periods, a peaking facility like the Greenville Generating...

Good stewards

Credit: Getty Images Ohio's Electric Cooperatives was gratified to see the Environmental Protection Agency finalize its work on the Affordable Clean Energy rule to further reduce carbon dioxide emissions,...

Co-op Spotlight: Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative

Employees of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) straddles the state line in northwest Ohio and northeast Indiana, serving 13,063 consumer-members between both...