Industry News

Co-op Spotlight: Consolidated Cooperative

Rutherford B. Hayes statue in downtown Delaware Consolidated Cooperative serves almost 18,000 members in eight counties in north-central Ohio, concentrated in Delaware and Morrow counties. The cooperative...

Co-op lineworkers: Always on

Co-op lineworkers often brave perilous weather conditions to restore power. Weather forecasters knew it was a potentially devastating storm — a moisture-laden system rolling up from the Gulf of Mexico on...

Dedicated

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives If you’ve read this magazine for long enough, you get the idea that we respect, even admire, the people whose job it is to go out every...

Digital divide: Broadband access in rural America

Lack of broadband access is a familiar problem for rural America. Kyle Hicks sat at his computer at his Lancaster-area home, the homework assignment for his College Credit Plus course due in a few hours....

Co-op Spotlight: Adams Rural Electric Cooperative

Serpent Mound is a popular tourist attraction in Adams County. Largely serving Adams County, but spilling over the borders to four surrounding counties, Adams Rural Electric Cooperative serves over 7,500...

Taking action

Credit: Getty Images More than we like, the will and whims of government affect your electric cooperative's costs and operational decisions. Federal and state elected officials and their appointed...

Empowering: Women’s utility professionals group nears its century mark

WiNUP members gather at their most recent national conference. Janet Rehberg, director of cooperative development at Ohio's Electric Cooperatives, began her electrical industry career as an engineer with...

Co-op Spotlight: Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative

Germany-based Grob Systems, served by Hancock-Wood, Grob makes machines and automation for the automotive, aerospace, medical, and die/mold industries. Serving more than 11,000 members in portions of 10...

Rural-to-suburban shift brings changes to electric co-ops

Suburban Columbus' growth is bringing changes to the electric co-ops that serve it. (Photo by Mike Cairns.) Since electric co-ops were first established during the 1930s, they have served mainly rural...

2020 vision: Another year of progress ahead

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Ohio's electric cooperatives are looking forward to another year of progress in 2020 toward our goal of providing you with safe,...