Last month, our country held midterm elections — our chance as citizens to act in a democratic society. We voted for people to support us, to represent us, to take our concerns forward, and to hopefully make a difference for us. Your cooperative operates in much the same way. We have local democratic control. That… Continue reading.
How do you calculate how many lives your efforts have touched? In Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s case, it’s an impossible equation. But that’s not the point. Our community-centric attitude is the gear that keeps us moving — a constant striving to empower our membership as a whole while still lending a hand to individual needs…. Continue reading.
What are capital credits? Capital credits from member-owned, not-for-profit companies like Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op are somewhat similar to the dividends paid to shareholders of investor-owned utilities. The difference is that a co-op’s “shareholders” are also the members that it serves, and the “dividends” are paid out to the cooperative’s members. What’s the difference between… Continue reading.
By Samantha Kuhn Del Schwab has had three horses and four other Irish setters in his lifetime, but none of them rival Bailey — a beauty with a rich red-brown coat from Akron, Ohio. The 79-year-old Payne, Ohio, resident has lived quite the life. After spending three years in Germany with the U.S. Air Force,… Continue reading.
The Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative board of trustees consists of nine co-op members who each represent one district within the territory served by PPEC. The trustees are responsible for establishing, reviewing, and revising corporate policies to ensure that service to the PPEC membership is foremost in mind, while maintaining a stable, yet competitive, position in… Continue reading.
Have questions about renewable energy? We can help. Renewable Energy Meeting Dec. 10, 2018 | 7 p.m. | PPEC office Please RSVP by Dec. 5: Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 419-399-1868 to let us know how many people will attend.
Cooler temps are just around the corner! Is your home’s heating system ready? Replace furnace filters once a month or as recommended. If you heat your home with warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, or radiators, remember to clean them regularly to increase efficiency. You also want to make sure your windows, doors, and all the other… Continue reading.
Replacing old metal hallide lights with energy-efficient LED lights isn’t cheap — especially not in an 87,000-square-foot industrial facility. But thanks to Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Custom Lighting Program, companies receiving electricity from the co-op are eligible for rebates when making significant energy-efficient lighting upgrades. New Haven, Indiana-based copper recycler SDI… Continue reading.
Dramatic changes are transforming the energy industry. Interest in renewables is at an all-time high. Consumers want greater control over their energy use and payments. There’s no denying it — electric utilities will have to make changes to accommodate these trends. Luckily, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) is uniquely positioned to meet these changing energy… Continue reading.