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On a Mission

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) Linemen John McMaster and Zak Kauser, along with 15 other line workers from all over Ohio, came together earlier this year to be part of Project Ohio, a statewide effort led by Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives to electrify rural parts of Guatemala. Even through the brutal high-90s heat and language barrier,… Continue reading.

Save the date

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

All PPEC members are invited to Member Appreciation Day on Saturday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Paulding County Fairgrounds  This is a fun family event with bouncy houses and carnival games. In addition, we will showcase what the electric co-op has to offer. Our experienced staff will conduct a live… Continue reading.

Local students win scholarships

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Kahle wins first-place scholarship from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Jacob Kahle, a Kalida High School senior, was awarded a first-place, $3,600 scholarship at the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Children of Members Scholarship competition held in April. Kahle, the son of Mark (Virgil) and Deborah Kahle, was sponsored by Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative.  Twenty-four high school seniors from each… Continue reading.

Kickoff to summer

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Posted on May 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

At the cooperative, kicking off summer starts with our annual legislative trip to Washington, D.C., to meet with our elected officials. It is a great honor to represent our cooperative, our employees, and all the members who support our efforts through the ACRE Co-op Owners for Political Action® programs. It has long been said, and… Continue reading.

Mark your calendars

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Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

PPEC’s Member Appreciation Day is planned for Saturday, July 28. Members are invited to attend this event at the Paulding County Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This is a fun family event with bouncy houses and carnival games. We’ll also be showcasing what the electric co-op has to offer. Members will receive a… Continue reading.

Honoring our youth

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Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Scholarships Students were judged on scholastic record, personal achievements, electric co-op knowledge, and how they conducted themselves during a personal interview by Defiance College judges. Youth Tour Youth Tour is a weeklong trip in June that includes sightseeing, learning about our government and cooperatives, and visiting congressional representatives. More that 1,600 students will be in… Continue reading.

Highlighting the cooperative principles

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Posted on Apr 24, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Two of the Seven Cooperative Principles are highlighted in this month’s magazine: Education, Training, and Information,  and Concern for Community. “Education, Training, and Information” simply says Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative will provide training for members, elected officials, managers, and employees to help them further the goals of the cooperative. “Concern for Community” says the cooperative… Continue reading.

Life on the line

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative linemen Russell Rager and Jeff Ferris celebrated 30 years with the co-op this year. When asked what their best memories were, it’s ironic — they both answered first with the derecho of 2012 that took out most of PPEC’s electric plant and left members without power for 10 days. “That storm… Continue reading.

A report to members

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Safety Last year was an outstanding year for the cooperative. This year, we continued with our outstanding safety record, which means all our employees are dedicated to working safely and going home to their families each day. Operating margins improved from the prior year and expenses were maintained at below peer levels. Reliability Plant investment… Continue reading.

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