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A different shade of green

Chris Weaver, chief operating officer at Bridgewater Dairy in Montpelier, shows part of his herd that now helps produce electricity as well as milk. Bridgewater Dairy, a family farm in Montpelier, Ohio,...

Doing the board’s work

Colleen Eidemiller (center) says listening to what other Pioneer Electric Cooperative members have to say is both the most important and most enjoyable part of her job on that co-op’s board of...

Co-ops go to Washington

U.S. Rep. Bob Latta (center), of Bowling Green and Ohio’s 5th District, goes over issues important to electric cooperatives and their members during meetings with co-op members, board members, and staff in...

Trusted resources: Co-op board members

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Local control is one of the defining characteristics of your electric cooperative. That control comes from a board that’s elected from...

Windows to the world

An energy auditor uses an infrared camera to look for areas around the window that are leaky or poorly insulated. Homeowners looking to replace older, drafty windows to improve their home's energy...

Outside-inside: Lineworker training comes indoors

The Central Ohio Lineworker Training program's new building takes shape in advance of enclosing the structure. The finished building was scheduled to open this month. Being a lineworker is not a...

Safety first and always

Pat O'Loughlin, president and CEO of Ohio's Electric Cooperatives Safe, clean, affordable, and reliable — that’s what we strive for in delivering electricity to your home. It’s easy to take the...

Choosing the right home air conditioner saves money and makes sense

Nearly all cooperatives have energy auditors on staff who can advise consumer-members about the right AC units for their homes. If you have an aging central air conditioner — even if it’s still working...

In Ohio, co-op heroes are everywhere

One Ohio cooperative sponsored a pair of honor flights that sent veterans to Washington, D.C. Jeremy Warnimont and his cousin Jake, both linemen at Tricounty Rural Electric Cooperative, based in northwest...

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...