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Legislative conference takes your voice to D.C.

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Posted on May 31, 2017 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

It simply means your cooperative will provide education, training, and information to members, elected officials, employees, and the general public to ensure a greater understanding of the cooperative and its mission. The magazine you are reading is an example of this principle of education. There is a saying which goes back to the original formation… Continue reading.

2016: a year of milestones

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Posted on Mar 23, 2017 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

June 2016 was the 80th anniversary of the formation of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. This huge milestone is only one of the many we experienced in 2016. Employee safety set new records, capital credits retirements were at an all-time high, and outage minutes were reduced to the lowest level in recent memory. The cooperative board… Continue reading.

Concern for community meets community solar

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Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

In November, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative broke ground on a community solar project called OurSolar. The project is partnership with our generation and transmission provider, Buckeye Power, and other electric cooperatives. Buckeye Power is constructing these community solar arrays as part of its generation portfolio. All the electric cooperatives in Ohio are participating in this… Continue reading.

Democratic member control means you have a strong voice

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Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Last month, I mentioned three of the seven cooperative principles — education, training, and information; concern for community; and democratic member control. I explained how your cooperative lives out those principles every day. I showed that this magazine is provided to keep you informed and educated on your co-op news, and I described how the… Continue reading.

Co-op difference

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Posted on Nov 02, 2016 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

In today’s world, we see companies sharing their mission statements and promoting themselves with new slogans or catch phrases. But cooperatives are different. We are grounded by the seven cooperative principles, which guide our everyday purpose. This magazine is a prime example of the fifth principle — education, training and information. According to this principle,… Continue reading.