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2021 co-op update

April 29, 2021

from Rick Lemonds Last spring, I shared a cooperative update with members in Ohio Cooperative Living, and at the time, we were dealing with what we all initially thought might be a few weeks of lockdown to get the spread of a new virus under control. Here we are, a year later, and like many […]Read more

Thank a lineworker on April 12

March 31, 2021

In April we celebrate our lineworkers, including in this issue of Ohio Cooperative Living.Read more

Pole inspections help locate deteriorating poles

February 26, 2021

Providing our members across 24 counties and 12,000 miles of line with safe, reliable electricity involves a lot of ongoing inspection and maintenance of our equipment. One way we continually monitor the health of our electric system is through a pole inspection program. The program helps to identify poles with early stages of decay and/or […]Read more

The People Behind Your Power: Marlene Roman

February 26, 2021

Marlene Roman, director of planning and reliabilityOffice location: LancasterYears with the co-op: Six Hometown: Bayamon, Puerto RicoFavorite vacation spot: A place with gorgeous blue water, sand, palm trees, and sea breezeFavorite restaurant: Like to support many local restaurantsWhat do you do in your spare time? Spend time with family, get together with friend Our new […]Read more

South Central security division offers the latest smart technology

February 3, 2021

Sign up now for a free doorbell camera Lots of people count on South Central Power Company for reliable, affordable electric service. We’re there for you, 24/7, in all kinds of weather to keep the lights on, and our team of dedicated employees is always just a phone call away. But did you know that […]Read more

Operation Round Up Grants – January 2021

February 1, 2021

Congratulations to the January 2021 Operation Round Up grant awardees! Operation Round Up grants are awarded by the South Central Power Company Foundation. Learn more about Operation Round Up and the application process. Name County Award Program/Project Description Adena Elementary PTO Ross $8,000.00 Playground Equipment Adena Local Schools Ross $10,000.00 Water Filling Stations Ashville Food Pantry […]Read more

System maintenance planned for Jan. 28

January 28, 2021

Starting around 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 28, we will have planned maintenance on our member payment systems, the My Account section of our website and our app. The maintenance period will last for approximately three hours. If you need to report an outage during that time, you can report by texting OUT to 85700 […]Read more

Beware of energy bill scams

January 14, 2021

Protect yourself from utility bill scams. From the January 2021 issue of Ohio Cooperative Living.Read more

Honoring our veterans

December 30, 2020

Ohio is home to more than 848,000 veterans, according to That’s about 7.5% of the state’s population and is the sixth-largest population of veterans in the United States. Our veterans were willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, and we honor them not just on Veterans Day or Memorial Day, but throughout […]Read more

The right connection: generator safety tips

December 23, 2020

Our mission at South Central Power Company is to provide reliable power, but outages do happen. Extended outages can be inconvenient or uncomfortable, depending on the weather. For many homeowners, including those with security or medical issues, reliable backup power is more than just a luxury. These concerns, combined with a growing dependence on electronic […]Read more