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Ohio Cooperative Living Magazine

Ohio Cooperative Living is the publication of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives and provided to all South Central Power members. Be sure to check the “inside pages” for information specifically about South Central Power.

To submit a story idea, manuscript or photo to Ohio Cooperative Living, contact Editor Jeff McCallister. He may be reached at 614-846-5757, or at 6677 Busch Boulevard, Columbus, OH 43229. Please include your email address or daytime phone number.

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Cover image of Ohio Cooperative LivingOctober 2020– October is National Co-op Month, spotlight on member service, meter upgrades complete, budget billing adjustments coming in October

September 2020 – Preparedness month, prepare now for savings later, reporting outages, substation improvements, capital credits reallocation notice

August 2020 – South Central to resume disconnects and late fees in August, employee spotlight on Christopher Morrow, grants have immediate impact on community, capital credits reallocation notice

July 2020 – Tips and tricks on energy and more, employee spotlight on Mark Stackhouse, member-owned solar tips, many ways to pay

June 2020 – South Central donates to foodbanks, 2020 scholarship recipients, employees respond to COVID-19, changes to 2020 Annual Meeting

May 2020 – South Central Power update, pandemic response

April 2020 – Board nominations for districts 1, 8 & 15, line worker spotlight, electrify your lawn care

March 2020 – Member meetings begin this month, the people behind your power, fridge/freezer rebates, Wattsun hits the streets

February 2020 – $15,000 in donations help combat opioid crisis, rate adjustment coming in April, member meetings coming, tips to avoid scams

January 2020 – Three DIY efficiency projects to tackle this year, South Central Power Company Foundation celebrates $3 million milestone, apply for Youth Tour

December 2019 – Meet South Central’s new electric vehicle, hearing from elected officials, scholarship deadline approaching, how to stop annoying retail choice calls

November 2019 – Artista Rock School, What can South Central’s website and app do for you, Lineman of the Week program

October 2019 – Budget billing adjustments in October, Annual meeting wrap up, October is national co-op month

September 2019 – A review of the cost of having power available 24/7, Youth Tour delegates to go Washington, D.C., capital credits reallocation notice

August 2019 – South Central Power members support veterans’ healing garden, #Lineman2Lineman football awards, learn about electric safety at live line demonstrations, capital credits reallocation notice

July 2019 – Call us before making purchases to save energy, new security technology and July promotion, connecting with us through texting and our new app, South Central Power Company Foundation report

June 2019 – Spring member event wrap up, Operation Round Up grant awardee Highland County North Joint Fire and Ambulance District, Annual Meeting save the date

May 2019 – State of the co-op, commercial lighting rebate, member satisfaction survey

April 2019 — New South Central app, scholarship awards, board nominations, commitment of lineworkers

March 2019 — Member events this spring, Operation Round Up grants, budget billing, Don Frank appointed to board of trustees, grant helps hospital purchase plasma freezer

February 2019 — South Central invests in Fairfield Medical’s cancer center, enhanced billing and more

January 2019 — New South Central app coming in 2019, Operation Round Up benefits children’s museum, make your voice hear: join ACRE, use space heaters safely, Youth Tour 2019

December 2018 — High school football Lineman of the Game Award, scholarships available, legislative update with Congressman Steve Stivers, Operation Round Up grants and more

November 2018 — Solar open house, restoring power after Hurricane Florence, Connecting our Cooperative update

October 2018 — October is Co-op Month, account number changes, wrap up of annual meeting,  economic development investment in Monroe County, in memory of Dick Poling

September 2018 — New technology to bring benefits to South Central members, OurSolar update, Operation Round Up grants, benefits of community solar

August 2018 — Save energy with LEDs, Youth Tour, Solar array, Teays Valley schools receive lighting rebate, safe digging and appliance rebate

July 2018 — Member events were a success, Operation Round Up grants for 2017, South Central Power Company Foundation 2017 statement of operations, update on changes to 2018 annual meeting

June 2018 — Celebrate South Central Power’s new solar facility, statement of revenues and expenses, members get up-close look at co-op during spring open houses, linemen participate in Project Ohio, Canal Winchester office update

May 2018 — Capital credits, your voice in action at the co-op, official notice of the meeting of the committee on nominations, member feedback

April 2018 — Pollinator program and scholarship, employees are the energy of our communities, member events this spring

March 2018 — Keeping the lights on, easy being green with OurSolar, changes to payment by phone process, outage reporting made easy

February 2018 – OurSolar offers clean affordable power for members, 2018 member meetings come to a South Central office near you, South Central Power rebate programs, No Barriers programs for disabled veterans, Operation Round Up

January 2018 – Resolve to save this winter, Co-op Connection Card savings, advocating for our members, Security systems, scholarship deadlines

December 2017 – Holiday lighting tips, college and technical scholarships available, Operation Round Up grants awarded, legislative update $30,000 grant for property studies

November 2017 – OurSolar groundbreaking occurs, Rickenbacker – serving us for 75 years, salute to veterans

October 2017 – It’s National Cooperative Month, co-op marks 81 years of service to members, beware of (energy) vampires, customer satisfaction scores.

September 2017 – Stay up to date during outages, keeping rights-of-way clear, Foundation award grants, late payment practices go into effect Sept. 1, 2017

August 2017 –  Vote for co-op trustees, member meetings wrap-up, Youth Tour, Be E3 Smart program, enroll in Cool Returns

July 2017 –  Convenient on-time payments, 2016 year in review, Foundation year in review

June 2017 – Summer member meetings, statewide scholarship winner, school district lighting rebate, Foundation awards grants, changes to late payment practice

May 2017 –  Capital Credits, official notice about meeting of the committee on board nominations, prevent surges and shocks, receive bill credits with Cool Returns

April 2017 – South Central Power Electrical Safety coloring contest winners, changes to disconnect payment practice, environmental awareness and Cool Returns

March 2017 – South Central Power Foundation awards and scholarships, change to consumer charge, save money with Cool Returns, security systems

February 2017 – Beware of scam artist working in our communities, reach out to elected officials, restoring electric service after a storm, focus on renewable energy

January 2017 – Energy efficiency with digital devices, water heaters, Electrical Safety Coloring Contest, ways to stay up to date during outages and restoration efforts, security devices