The Cost-of-Service Study (COSS) is used to determine the cost to provide service to members, which is further broken down into four main categories: purchased power, operational and maintenance expenses, depreciation, and taxes. Purchased power is the cost for electricity bought from Buckeye Power, PPEC’s wholesale power supplier. Operational and maintenance expenses are things like… Continue reading.
Very few people can remember when they could look out into the fields and there weren’t any lights — but 97-year-old Robert Baumle does. When he was 17 years old and a recent high school graduate, he got his first job as a crew member surveying land for Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative power lines in… Continue reading.
Paulding Putnam Electric is requesting your assistance in locating these members so they can receive refunds due to them. These former members’ refunds were returned “undeliverable” by the U.S. Postal Service. Their names are listed below. If you recognize a name, notify the person. If the person is deceased, let one of his or her… Continue reading.
On Saturday, May 13, 2017, employees from Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) spent the morning giving back to the community. Each year, PPEC does a community service project as a way to give back, following one of the Seven Cooperative Principles, “Concern for Community.” This year, PPEC volunteered at the Van Wert County Humane Society…. Continue reading.
When the sun is shining with clear blue skies during the day, the evening weather can change in a matter of minutes. This exact instance happened around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, when an unconfirmed tornado hit the area of Cecil, Ohio. With an EF0 intensity rating, the tornado’s 45 to 85 mph winds… Continue reading.
Commitment to Community, one of the Seven Cooperative Principles, covers many things we do. Often, what our employees do may not be seen, but many of them serve in their community; on church boards; on baseball, softball and soccer leagues; community boards and foundations; and even school boards and economic development boards. Our employees live… Continue reading.
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.