Industry News

Co-op Spotlight: Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative

Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperaive, based in Kenton, is a community-focused co-op in west-central Ohio. Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative is located in the west-central part of Ohio, between Columbus and Toledo. The...

Solar power: Call us first

Dennis Tietje, his son, Chris, and brother, Ervin, who operate Tietje Brothers Farm near Deshler, took advantage of grants and tax incentives to install 320 solar panels to help power their homes and farm...

Panic panacea

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives The COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the global conversation over the past several months. Moreover, it's dictated our personal and...

Powering up, powering through

Ohio electric cooperative linemen, their counterparts from the local utility, and a group of student lineworkers from a nearby trade school electrified the village of Tierra Blanca Sebol, Guatemala, in March,...

New normal

Pat O'Loughlin, president & CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives As I write to you in early April, it's become increasingly difficult to imagine what the next few weeks will bring. I hope that this...

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...