Electric cooperatives are unique. Providing electric service to areas no other utility wanted to serve and bringing the promise of a better life to rural America — none of that has changed in our 81 years. On March 17, Paulding Putnam will hold its 81st member meeting. This meeting, along with the meeting of our… Continue reading.
Timothy Derck District 3 “I have been a member-owner of Paulding Putnam Electric for 30 years and live in Antwerp, Ohio. I am a member of the Antwerp Rotary Club, Paulding County Farm Bureau, Antwerp Chamber of Commerce, and Divine Mercy Catholic Church in Antwerp. I am also employed at Antwerp Insurance Agency and, along… Continue reading.
The 80th Annual Meeting was held at Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s headquarters building in Paulding, Ohio, on March 18. Dr. John Saxton, Board Chairman, called the meeting to order at 10 a.m. and led the membership in the Pledge of Allegiance. The national anthem was played and Peter Niagu offered the invocation. Chairman Saxton noted… Continue reading.
Q. How much will my bill increase? A. The monthly service charge will increase from $29.50 to $32.95. However, this will be offset by a reduction in the energy charges. Overall, including a general revenue increase, residential members will see an increase of about $3 per month. Q. What is the monthly service charge? A…. Continue reading.
Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is a not-for-profit, member-owned cooperative, and we strive every day to hold down costs while still providing the reliable, quality service you expect. We recently conducted a cost-of-service study and found we need to implement a slight rate adjustment of around $3 per residential member starting next month. How does the… Continue reading.
It’s never an easy thing to introduce a rate increase. However, in March Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) will increase rates slightly to recover the increasing costs of operations. We all know expenses continue to rise each year, and this impacts PPEC just like it impacts you at home or at your business. We at… Continue reading.
Q. How much will my bill increase? A. The monthly service charge will increase from $29.50 to $32.95. This will be offset by a reduction in the energy charges. Overall, including a general revenue increase, residential members will see an increase of about $3 per month, which would be just under 2 percent. Q…. Continue reading.
The title of my article relates to one of the seven cooperative principles all co-ops adhere to — democratic member control. Simply put, it means the membership — you and I — get to elect the board of trustees that oversees the cooperative. This is unique in the utility world. At electric cooperatives, members elect… Continue reading.
More than $5,000 in scholarships from PPEC will be awarded! APPLY TODAY! Visit www.PPEC.coop Call the co-op at 1-800-686-2357 Stop by the co-op office: 401 McDonald Pike Pick them up from your guidance counselor Deadline to apply: February 2018
Unlike investor-owned utilities that maximize profits to pay their shareholders, not-for-profit electric cooperatives do not exist to earn a profit. You receive capital credits because you are more than a customer — you’re an owner of Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. Capital credit payments represent your ownership in your cooperative and are one of the most… Continue reading.
One of the seven cooperative principles is democratic member control. Simply put, this means the cooperative members elect the board of trustees, who then guide the direction of the cooperative. This issue of the magazine contains the official announcement of our board elections, which will be held prior to the 2018 annual membership meeting. Cooperatives… Continue reading.
Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is a proud supporter of local businesses! You can even save at local business, like these, through our Co-op Connections Card program! Find out more at ppec.coop. GiGi’s Studio Boutique GiGi’s Studio Boutique is run by individuals with Down syndrome who use a process called sublimation to make a variety of… Continue reading.