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South Central Power to build 650 kW solar array

September 20, 2017

South Central Power Company members will soon have access to affordable renewable energy through the OurSolar program. The electric cooperative broke ground for the 650 kW solar array on September 18. The project will place 1,900 solar panels on four acres near the corner of Anchor Way and Mill Park Drive in Lancaster’s Rock Mill […]Read more

Not all air filters are created equal

September 15, 2017

Forced air heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems require effective air filtration for optimum energy efficiency and maintaining clean(ish) ductwork and good indoor air quality. Air filters should be changed regularly. How often they need changing depends upon a number of factors including, but not limited to: Presence of pets that shed Amount of carpeted […]Read more

Efficient kitchen lighting

September 15, 2017

Kitchen sizes, styles and configurations have changed dramatically through the years. As consumer lifestyles and tastes have changed, kitchen lighting has evolved to reflect these shifts. In the past, a simple florescent ring placed in the center of the ceiling operated by a single switch was the norm for a typical American kitchen. Now, the […]Read more

Harvest workers urged to take time to reap safe harvest

September 15, 2017

It can be an exciting and exhausting time — the culmination of a season of hard work. However, the rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed and hundreds are injured in accidents involving power lines and electrical equipment. “Things people see every day can fade from […]Read more

South Central Power sends linemen to Georgia to help restore power following Irma

September 14, 2017

South Central Power has sent 12 linemen and one field operations manager to Georgia to assist in power restoration efforts resulting from Hurricane Irma. South Central Power’s linemen are among the 69 linemen from Ohio electric co-ops who will be helping restore power in the service territories of Georgia co-ops Tri-County Electric Membership Corporation (EMC) […]Read more

South Central Power Company Foundation Awards Grants

August 10, 2017

The South Central Power Foundation announced grant recipients at South Central Power’s recent quarterly meeting. The Foundation awarded 31 grants totaling $117,969.17 at its July meeting.  The Foundation awarded grants to: A Key to Giving Adena Band Boosters Amanda Clearcreek Multiple Disabilities Classroom Belmont County Military Disabilities Classroom Bloom Carroll Elementary PTO Bremen-Bethel Presbyterian Church […]Read more

High bill, empty home?

August 7, 2017

Give your home’s energy use a vacation while you’re away Going on vacation? Even if you plan to be away just a few days, you can save energy in your home when you travel. Here are some tips for returning home to a low energy bill. Water heater. Turn down the temperature, so it doesn’t […]Read more

2017 Annual Meeting is August 31; Vote for Board Candidates

August 3, 2017

Join us for the 2017 Annual Meeting at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Ohio.   Ballots mailed on August 1 Ballots were mailed to all members on August 1. Members may vote for one candidate in each of the three districts with seats up for election.  Ballots must be cast by August 21 if […]Read more

Be efficient in the kitchen with no-bake recipes

July 3, 2017

Cooking in the summer can be unbearable, and the last thing you want to do on the hottest, most humid days is turn on the oven to make dinner. Your air conditioner works extra hard during summer months to keep your home cool, so why not give it a break with easy, efficient, no-bake recipes. […]Read more

The path to efficiency independence

June 29, 2017

While fireworks and Independence Day parades are synonymous with the Fourth of July, no such fanfare comes to mind when discussing energy efficiency. Perhaps it should. If you think about it, energy efficiency not only benefits individuals and families, but the country as a whole. Energy efficiency, combined with energy conservation and advances in technology […]Read more