On April 26, Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op (PPEC) employees presented Honor Flight with another $10,000 check. The non-profit fundraising campaign wrapped up months ago, but PPEC still had donations trickling in totaling $10,000. Those last funds were presented prior to another Honor Flight leaving for Washington, D.C. The grand total donated was $164,817.45. Dennis Covert,… Continue reading.
Operation Round Up (ORU) is a community service program that provides charitable funding for organizations, families and individuals within the co-op’s service territory. ORU is managed by the Paulding Putnam Electric Trust, a non-profit trust governed by a five-person board of PPEC members representing all of our districts. Grants are reviewed quarterly. Most recently, the… Continue reading.
In April, both the Pike Run Golf Club and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office received rebate checks just by revamping their lighting systems to LEDs. They took part in our new Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Lighting Program, which encourages members who qualify to upgrade their lighting — a relatively inexpensive change that earns savings over… Continue reading.
Sign up for Peak Alert notices today, and you’ll be entered to win a $25 bill credit during the summer months. It’s easy! You can sign up right from your smartphone or mobile device. After you register, you’ll automatically receive emails and/or alerts on your phone. We’ll also post on social media when electric use… Continue reading.
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.
One of the seven cooperative principles is democratic member control. This principle is on display every year at the cooperative’s annual meeting. On March 18, the cooperative celebrated its 80th annual meeting. This meeting saw two long-time board members leave and one stay, which means we will have two new board members serving the cooperative… Continue reading.
After living and working in the great state of Texas, Shannon Ruschel recently returned to Ohio. For many years, she worked in the oil and gas industry doing contract analysis and customer relations. Now, she’s returned to her hometown, Paulding, and will be working as a third-generation employee of Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op. “Working at… Continue reading.
Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op held its 80th annual meeting on Saturday, March 18. It was a momentous event, where both Board Chairman Dr. John Saxton and President/CEO George Carter reflected on the co-op’s rich history. “In 1936, the original membership fee to bring electricity out to rural America was $10,” Carter said at the meeting…. Continue reading.
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.
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.
ational Lineman Appreciation Day — April 10 this year — takes on a whole new meaning for Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op (PPEC) employee Terry Minic. Minic was part of the tree trimming department at PPEC for eight years, spending six of those years as tree trimming supervisor. But now he recently signed on as an… Continue reading.
More than 100 members attended an educational meeting in late February regarding participation in the OurSolar program at Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative. OurSolar is a new community solar program from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative that allows members to purchase subscriptions to solar panels from our upcoming solar array. It’s located on Gasser Road in Paulding,… Continue reading.