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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

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

Lives on the line

April 4, 2017

Every year, we take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Sixty-one lineworkers maintain 12,051 miles of line in South Central Power’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark. We depend on our entire staff to keep South Central […]Read more

Consider a cooperative career

January 31, 2017

Evolving technology is changing how energy is generated and distributed through the electric grid to homes and businesses. These changes have brought new challenges and opportunities to electric co-ops working to keep pace with the evolving landscape. Within the electric cooperative workforce, new skills and experience are needed to help co-ops meet shifting market and […]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

From the front lines to power lines

October 19, 2016

Electric co-ops have long had a special affinity for veterans. Perhaps because they are both so closely aligned in outlook, focusing on service, mission and country. Maybe it’s because a disproportionate number of veterans come from rural communities and return to their hometowns following active duty. Or, maybe it’s due to the shared work ethic […]Read more

Why we celebrate cooperatives

October 14, 2016

Every October, cooperatives from all sectors across the country celebrate National Cooperative Month. The purpose of this annual celebration is to recognize the cooperative difference and remind you, the members of the co-op, about South Central Power’s purpose. National Cooperative Month informs others about our unique business model, which is based on the Seven Cooperative […]Read more

Leesburg Industrial Park receives grant from South Central Power

October 5, 2016

South Central Power awarded the Leesburg Industrial Park a $15,000 grant that will move the site closer to certification by the State of Ohio. The 81-acre industrial park is owned by Highland County. South Central Power provides electric service to the site. The grant will be used for a Phase 1 environmental site assessment, a […]Read more

Cooperatives drive democracy

September 14, 2016

It has often been said that those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. It is easy to take our right to vote for granted, maybe because there are so many opportunities to exercise that right. There are national, state and local elections for political offices. Then there are elections for social […]Read more