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Shared service: The history of electric cooperatives and Ohio Farm Bureau

Photo courtesy of NRECA It’s a little-known fact that several Ohio agricultural cooperatives — livestock producers, dairy farmers, and crop associations — can trace their roots to the Ohio Farm...

Answering the call: Co-op mutual aid

In the aftermath of severe outages, co-ops mobilize to help each other. At the beginning of March 2017, after what had been, to that point, an unusually mild winter, a huge storm system came through...

Energy-efficient trees?

Deciduous trees on the south and west sides of your home can deflect summer sun. Photo by Alan Davey (flickr.com/photos/adavey/10494825644) Late winter and early spring are great times to think about...

Welcome to your new magazine!

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives You probably noticed something different when you pulled this magazine from your mailbox. After months of conversations with our...

Co-ops can help members connect renewables to the grid

Credit: Getty Images There are lots of reasons that electric consumers may check into the possibility of generating some of their own power — after all, sunshine and wind are seemingly free, and modern...

Innovation leaders

SCADA systems help electric cooperatives monitor and control what is happening in their service territory. When it comes to adopting new technology, electric cooperatives are David beating...

On the leading edge

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives One of the things that makes our family of electric cooperatives so unique within the utility arena is our ability to stay on the leading...

A path of service: from Youth Tour to state government

Students on the 1983 Ohio Youth Tour rest on the Capitol steps. For 38 years, the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., has given high school students a unique perspective on our...

Ohio cooperatives look forward to 2017

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Last year at this time, I provided you with our 2016 cooperative to-do list. As we begin 2017, I’ll take a moment to reflect on the past...

Our mission is constant

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives As 2016 comes to a close, we can look back on a year dominated by competing political ideas, which led to a close and contentious election....