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.
If you didn’t get the chance to go to Rodeo Night at the Paulding County Fair back in June, you missed out on a great night filled with bucking bulls, barrel races, rain, excitement, tears of joy, and many other powerful emotions. Rodeo Night’s goal was to raise funds for Conquer Childhood Cancer Now (CCCN)…. Continue reading.
The time-of-day rate is designed to allow PPEC members to take advantage of a lower kilowatt-hour cost, saving money by adjusting when electricity is used. On peak describes the time of day when kilowatt-hours are purchased at a higher rate. Between 2 and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday, the rate is $.18931/kWh. The other 18… 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.
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.