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South Central Power Foundation awards grants

November 16, 2017

The South Central Power Foundation announced grant recipients at South Central Power’s recent quarterly meeting. The Foundation awarded 47 grants totaling $165,528.95 at its October meeting.  The Foundation awarded grants to: Adena Mansion & Gardens Society Adena Primary PTO AHA! A Hands-on Adventure Area 937 Ministries Bainbridge Senior Center Inc Bainbridge Vol Fire Department Barnesville […]Read more

South Central Power offers tips to fight scams

November 14, 2017

South Central Power is offering some tips to help members avoid being taken in by scammers. “Scammers are becoming more bold and cunning,” said Cathy Bitler, South Central Power’s vice president of communication and community relations. “They particularly target senior citizens and low-income households. Small businesses are often a target as well.” Bitler says a […]Read more

South Central Power awards Lancaster Port Authority $30,000 grant

October 31, 2017

South Central Power awarded the Lancaster Port Authority two $15,000 grants in support of economic development efforts.  The grants will move two sites closer to certification by the State of Ohio. One of the sites is part of the Rock Mill Industrial Park and the second is a 125-acre site located on Whiley Road near […]Read more

South Central Power supports repeal of Clean Power Plan

October 11, 2017

South Central Power Company announced today that it supports the efforts of Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt to repeal the mandates of the Clean Power Plan in favor of a collaborative, common-sense approach that maintains the delivery of clean, safe, reliable, and affordable electricity. “The Clean Power Plan is an overreach of federal authority, […]Read more

Statewide group honors South Central Power for support of local schools

October 3, 2017

South Central Power recently received the Friend of Education Award from the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Central Region. Nominated for the award by the Fairfield County ESC, South Central Power was honored during the Ohio School Boards Association Central Region Fall Conference in Columbus on September 27. The region presents the Friend of Public Education Award to […]Read more

The dreaded vampire loads

October 2, 2017

Perhaps you are familiar with an undesirable aspect of the electronic revolution: vampire loads. Vampire loads come from devices that use electricity even when they appear to be off. The primary culprits are chargers, set-top television boxes, instant-on televisions, and gaming systems. There are others, but these four represent the major offenders. Let’s look at […]Read more

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