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April 10, 2024

DOE Transformer Rule Change Eases Supply Chain Gridlock, Enhances Electricity Reliability

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Energy revised its rule on electricity distribution transformers this week, which will ease supply chain challenges and ultimately support electricity reliability and grid resilience. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) pushed for the change after speaking with Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives president and CEO, Pat O’Loughlin. Brown stated this week the DOE rule change will protect domestic production of transformers and preserve Ohio jobs. The Department of Energy had proposed a rule that would have required all electrical distribution transformers to shift from the industry standard grain oriented electrical steel (GOES) cores to amorphous cores. This...

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April 10, 2024

Show Your Support for Fallen Lineworkers with a New, Custom Ohio License Plate

COLUMBUS, OH-April is the month of the year we celebrate our appreciation of electric lineworkers. Electric cooperatives recognize April 8, as lineworker appreciation day. April 18 is slated as national lineworker appreciation day. Lineworkers are essential to keeping power and light on in our communities all year long, so why not show your support year round by displaying Ohio’s Fallen Lineworkers license plate? A newly designed Ohio license plate is available for drivers to purchase for $20 when they’re registering or renewing a vehicle in Ohio. Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives designed the new plate for the state last year. For each...

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April 4, 2024

Pioneer Electric is Preparing for the April 8 Solar Eclipse

Pioneer Electric Cooperative is taking proactive measures to ensure readiness for the upcoming Solar Eclipse on April 8. Your cooperative is doing its best to prepare for the unexpected — and the Solar Eclipse on April 8 is no exception. Understanding the potential for unexpected events, Pioneer Electric Cooperative is strategically placing crews across its service territory to address any outages that may arise during the celestial event. Please know that depending on a variety of factors, including cellular service availability and traffic congestion in specific areas, outage response times could be longer than usual. Pioneer assures its members that...

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We Are Powering Your Communities

Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., is a not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric distribution utility headquartered in Piqua, Ohio. We also have a district facility in Urbana, Ohio, providing quicker response times during outage situations and continued operations in case of a disaster.






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Everything we do revolves around you – our community. Pioneer brings the focus to our local communities and our neighbors. That is the cooperative difference.

Power is back - Thanks for your always reliable, quick service!


Thank you..we love are a blessing


Whenever I say that I love my electric company people either look at me like am crazy, or say, "You must have Pioneer."


Thank you for always taking great care of your customers, stay safe!


Pioneer Electric Cooperative is great. So thankful that we rarely lose power, but when we do it’s fixed quickly


Love Pioneer Electric! They are the BEST!!


I would like to show our appreciation for keeping our power on, on a day when 'everyone else' didn't have power. Thank you!


I have always had faith in Pioneer over the past 40 years, but we just keep getting better.


Cable, Ohio

I am very happy with the service. Outages are almost non-existent. If there is an outage, it usually only lasts a matter of minutes. That is very important during inclement weather.

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