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Learning our lessons

Our COLT training facility allows for hands-on apprentice and journeyman lineworker training for Ohio linemen. As spring blooms across Ohio, we also prepare for the inevitable thunderstorms that accompany...

Finding the right contractor

An energy auditor can help you determine the work you will hire a contractor to do. Renovations can be the perfect time to improve your home's energy efficiency. To make sure you get those energy savings,...

Renewable energy: The basics

Renewables are an increasingly large part of America's energy mix. Electric cooperatives work hard to ensure their members have access to the cleanest, safest, most affordable and reliable power possible....

Back to Guatemala

Ohio co-ops are returning to Guatemala to help bring electricity to more impoverished residents. Electric cooperatives were founded in the spirit of neighbor helping neighbor. Co-ops brought light to...

Heat blockers: Radiant barriers for energy savings

In many homes, a radiant barrier can help owners save money. Homeowners are constantly looking for ways to help keep heat in a home during the winter and to keep heat out in the summer. One of the best...

Eye in the sky: Drones help co-op improve service

The use of a drone has helped Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative diagnose issues on their 140-foot-tall communications tower. (Photo by Brett Ransome) There is a 140-foot-tall communications tower positioned at...

Keeping safe

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Safe, Clean, Reliable, and Affordable: I often use these words to describe the electric power supply that Buckeye Power and all of the...

Winter storm safety

Credit: Getty Images Snow and ice storms can lead to downed power lines and outages. Remember the following tips to stay safe and warm should you find yourself in the dark after severe winter weather:...

Thermostat smarts

Michael Wilson, an energy advisor at Logan County Electric Cooperative, demonstrates a programmable thermostat. If you still have an old dial thermostat controlling the temperature in your home, you might...

Storm of the century

The combination of snowplows and gusting wind built up piles of snow as high as 15 feet high in some areas of Ohio during the record-setting Blizzard of 1978, 40 years ago this month. Many roads were...