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Are portable space heaters efficient for my home?

December 27, 2021

Small space heaters are meant to do exactly as their name says: heat a small space. Unfortunately, many people use portable space heaters to heat their entire home, which can really take a toll on your energy bills. The truth is, whether or not you should use space heaters really depends on your home’s efficiency […]Read more

Transmission system upgrades increase flexibility, come at a cost

December 27, 2021

It’s hard to believe that another new year is upon us. At South Central Power Company, we’re grateful for the opportunity of another year of service to our communities. We are also looking ahead at the challenges we face and charting a course to best address them while still providing you, our members, with the […]Read more

South Central Power donates $10,000 to keep kids warm

November 24, 2021

This year, thousands of children in Ohio will go without the warmth of a winter coat. In many cases, children skip school because they aren’t properly clothed. With even more kids in poverty due to the pandemic, there is greater need for kids’ coats and gloves this year. These essential items keep kids warm and […]Read more

Be energy efficient this winter

November 2, 2021

Did you know? The greater the difference between the temperature outside and the thermostat setting inside, the harder your heating system will work and the more electricity it will use, even if you don’t change the thermostat setting. This is especially true for homes that don’t have enough insulation, homes with single-paned or aluminum-framed windows, […]Read more

South Central Power employees return to work following Middle East deployments

November 2, 2021

Nate Dupler, Journeyman Line Worker, Lancaster Military branch: Ohio Air National Guard Rank: Tech Sergeant Military career field: Power production Dupler recently returned to South Central Power’s workforce following an eight-month deployment to the Middle East, where he worked on high voltage generator maintenance and other power production projects. “I enjoyed the change of pace, […]Read more

Remembering the past, honoring those who serve

November 2, 2021

Stepping into the Tri-State Military Veterans Museum in Belmont, Ohio, is like entering a special class on military history. The unique collection of artifacts honors our veterans from the Ohio Valley and beyond. Founded in 2016 by Floyd Simpson, the museum continues to grow, thanks to donations and grants from individuals and organizations. Today, it […]Read more

At South Central Power, all-of-the-above is best for energy mix

September 2, 2021

By Rick Lemonds, President & CEO As America recovers from an extended pandemic and we all try to get back to normal, a threat is emerging in parts of the nation that could disrupt our way of life in new and unexpected ways. Cold, heat, drought, storms, and newer, intermittent generation resources are stressing energy […]Read more

Why did my lights flicker?

July 30, 2021

Have you ever noticed your lights blink during a thunderstorm? Or perhaps you’ve noticed a blinking microwave clock when you arrive home. When this happens, you’ve likely experienced a brief disruption to your electric service, which could result from a blink or power surge.Read more

Operation Round Up

July 1, 2021

Operation Round Up - providing grants and scholarships in or communities.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