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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

Democracy is the co-op way

May 30, 2017

Every year, South Central Power has an annual meeting. One of the most important activities we conduct is the election for the board of directors. These are the 11 people we entrust to give strategic direction and ensure the co-op has good governance. In 1844 when the 28 Rochdale pioneers created the modern cooperative movement, […]Read more

The value of member engagement

May 30, 2017

Most consumers would not equate active involvement with their electric company with helping their community. But South Central Power is not an ordinary utility company. We’re a co-op, and our business model is meant to serve the members and the community in which it operates — not to make a hefty profit for investors five […]Read more

Please make room for roadside crews

May 30, 2017

When the power goes out, so do South Central Power’s line crews. Lineworkers are the first to respond after an outage occurs, and they work tirelessly to restore power to the communities we serve. If you’re traveling and see one of our crews on the side of the road, we kindly ask that you move […]Read more

South Central Power Company Foundation awards grants

May 17, 2017

The South Central Power Foundation announced grant recipients at South Central Power’s recent quarterly meeting. The Foundation awarded 40 grants totaling $118,549.93 at its April meeting.  The Foundation awarded grants to: Amanda Clearcreek High School Band Barnesville Girl Scout Troop #5795 Basil Joint Fire District Berger Health Foundation – Circle of Caring Berne Union High School […]Read more

Consumer interest driving co-op solar

April 25, 2017

Driven by increased interest among consumers as well as declining costs, electric cooperatives across the country are finding a multitude of ways to bring the benefits of solar to their members. New data paints a striking picture: America’s electric co-ops expect to double their current solar capacity by the end of 2017, adding more than […]Read more

Efficiency tips for outdoor shops and barns

April 25, 2017

There are many benefits to having an energy efficient outdoor shop or barn. Aside from saving energy, an efficient outdoor building can keep the environment around your structure healthy and safe; save money on your water bill; keep your animals happier and healthier; and save you from costly structural repairs. Whether you are looking to […]Read more

Changes to disconnect payment practice

April 20, 2017

Effective July 1, 2017, South Central Power will no longer accept electric service payments in the field, including on the premises of a service disconnection. As a result, if a member is scheduled for service disconnection for nonpayment, South Central Power employees will not accept payment of any kind when they arrive to disconnect the […]Read more

Electric cooperatives’ policy priorities

April 13, 2017

As a member of South Central Power, you know that providing you with safe, affordable and reliable electricity is our top priority 365 days a year. Our employees are dedicated to this mission, whether they work on a line crew or spend most of their time behind a desk. But it might surprise you to […]Read more