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.
When lightning strikes your home, it’s bad — but when it causes your house to burn down, it’s utterly devastating. However, in July 2016, the Rev. Jim Wright and his wife, Tammy, knew that God had to have a plan for it to happen. With Jim already facing cancer, it was hard for them to… 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!
Garrett Gerdeman comes to PPEC from the Pandora, Ohio area. Prior to joining the PPEC family, Gerdeman worked at Vaughn Industries. He says he’s looking forward to growing as a person and expanding his line skills. In his spare time, he enjoys boating or water skiing and spending time with his family. He is currently… Continue reading.
PPEC employees and their families had a great time walking in the John Paulding Days Parade. They held signs that represents who and what PPEC is as a co-op to our members. Showing support and concern for our community is one of the many things that PPEC takes pride in. The John Paulding Days Parade… Continue reading.
The history of electric cooperatives has always meant more than just bringing electricity to the homes and businesses of rural America. Electric cooperatives were formed to bring hope, prosperity, and community support to rural America. When electricity was first brought to the homes and farms, it was the electric cooperatives that provided assistance, support, and… Continue reading.