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Shield your home from energy loss with adequate insulation

December 20, 2016

Walls. Floors. Ceilings. Attic. These are some of the prime areas of a home that need insulation in order for you to maximize energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), adding insulation to your home is a sound investment that is likely to quickly pay for itself in reduced utility bills. In fact, […]Read more

Weather stripping doors

December 20, 2016

Weather stripping doors is a simple way to make a big impact. Cheers to a New Year’s resolution that you can keep: energy efficiency!Read more

Giving back is the co-op way

December 13, 2016

As some of you might know, cooperatives across the globe adhere to the same Seven Cooperative Principles that guide all of our decisions––from how we run the co-op, to how we engage with our local communities. Concern for community is the seventh principle, and it is one that all employees of South Central Power value […]Read more

When a light bulb goes off

December 12, 2016

How inventors get their ideas—and why that’s just the beginning. If you’re in search of a holiday gift for your favorite energy buff, consider the new novel by award-winning screenwriter Graham Moore. Moore tells the story of the legal, technical and public relations battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse in the late 1800s that […]Read more

You’re in good company with co-ops

December 2, 2016

Neighbors helping neighbors to create a better world A fair question people often ask is, “What’s in it for me?” This makes sense, as we all need to act in our own self-interest every now and then. The cool thing about co-ops is that we answer the question, “What’s in it for me?” with, “This […]Read more

Digital devices impact energy use

December 1, 2016

Ah, the Digital Age. We have gadgets galore, the ability to manage our homes in new and innovative ways, brilliant images and captivating sounds of modern entertainment options and of course, the internet. Clearly, digital devices reign supreme. Yet these cool new capabilities come with a couple of pitfalls; vampire loads and the issue of […]Read more

South Central Power Company Foundation awards grants

November 16, 2016

The South Central Power Foundation announced grant recipients at South Central Power’s recent quarterly meeting. The Foundation awarded 34 grants totaling $140,257.98 at its October meeting. Awardees include: Adena Athletic Boosters Altrusa International of Highland County Inc Amanda Clearcreek High School Science Department Amanda Twp Fire Department Bainbridge Volunteer Fire Department Barnesville Hutton Memorial Library […]Read more

Know what’s below

November 9, 2016

Dial 811 before you dig. Spring is an optimal time of year to dream up and achieve your landscaping masterpiece, but in many parts of the country, planting shrubs in early fall gives the plants a head start at establishing roots in the season’s cool, moist soil. Perhaps you’re planning to build a new deck […]Read more

Companies that care

November 7, 2016

Studies have shown that communities where owners occupy the majority of homes are more successful academically, are more physically fit and have a stronger sense of community. While owning a home may not be possible or desirable for everyone, ownership does matter. It just seems to make sense that we treat things we own with […]Read more

Predicting the future of nuclear power

October 28, 2016

Some forecasts see growth, others not so much. If you want to take a big risk, try predicting the future of nuclear power.  Nuclear power generates about 20 percent of the electricity in the country. Currently in the U.S., 100 nuclear reactors operate at 60 plants in 30 states. There are reasons to think that […]Read more