Industry News

Turning on the lights: Las Tortugas and San Jorge

Jobs ranged from setting poles and installing distribution line, to placing switches and bulbs in the homes. The group also delivered shoes, computer equipment, and water purification systems to the...

Exercising your privilege to vote

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives On Tuesday, May 8, Ohio opens the polls for registered voters to exercise the privilege of free selection in party primaries; to make your...

Aim for quality: Don’t cut corners with renovation contractors

Be sure to inspect energy improvements, such as replacement windows, to make sure they are installed properly before you make a final payment. Last month, I offered tips on how to hire a good contractor,...

Supporting fallen linemen

Chris Landers, top right, and his mother, Mary, bottom center, with his siblings and father last May. Landers, a lineman from Oklahoma, was killed on the job in 2017. (Photo courtesy of Mary Allison) "I'm...

A lineman’s life

Barry Wisniewski gives a safety demonstration to a young attendee at Guernsey-Muskingum Electric Cooperative’s annual meeting of members. Being a lineman is more than a profession; it's a description of...

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...