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
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.
The Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) 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… Continue reading.
The cost-of-service study is a professional study used to determine the actual cost to provide electric service to our members. The study reviews the current rate design to see if costs are recovered as they are incurred. As with any organization or business, there are fixed costs and variable costs. It is important that fixed… Continue reading.
It is a fact that things cost more today than they did yesterday, last year, or five years ago. The price of electricity has increased as well. However, when compared to things we buy every day, electricity cost increases typically are less. That means electricity remains a good value for the money. The average Paulding… Continue reading.
Paulding Putnam Electric wants to recognize and reward community volunteers. #WhoPowersYou is a nationwide contest that partners with America’s Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives to promote volunteerism. “We know it’s more than just electricity that powers communities; it’s volunteers,” said PPEC’s CEO George Carter. “This contest is designed to celebrate local heroes. It’s a chance for our… Continue reading.
Absolute silence — that was the reaction when Chuck Tiemann, a senior risk management/regulatory consultant at Indiana Electric Cooperatives, told his story to Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op (PPEC) workers during a safety seminar held in August at PPEC. Tiemann knows how dangerous working on power lines can be. In fact, he’s dedicated the rest of… Continue reading.
Think before you post that sign! Staples, nails and tacks used to hang signs and fliers create dangerous obstacles for electric lineworkers. Their jobs are dangerous enough … help us keep them safe!