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Pioneer offers a few options for the handling of capital credits after you have passed. The method chosen determines the pace at which the credits will be retired and to whom the checks can be made payable.

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May 24, 2024

Capital Credits: Money Back in Your Pocket

On behalf of Pioneer and the board of trustees, I’m happy to announce that we are returning more than $3 million in capital credits back to our members again this year. What sets cooperative utilities apart is their unique business model. Capital credits serve as a benefit to members of the co-op and represent your stake and investment in the cooperative. These credits are important to funding crucial elements such as poles, wires, transformers, and other essential infrastructure, all of which contribute to the long-term strength and reliability of the cooperative. Retaining capital credits within the cooperative is not a...

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May 23, 2024

Summer Temperatures are Here!

Skip chores that require high demand for electric on hot afternoons/evenings from 2 to 7 p.m. (summer’s peak demand period)! That’s when many people are using electricity at the same time, which increases the cost of wholesale power. So, forget the chores for now and do them later in the evening when it is not as hot and demand isn’t as high. Watch this short video to understand peak usage and some tips to help alleviate the Power Rush Hour!  

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May 17, 2024

NERC: Ohio at Low Risk of Electricity Reliability Issues This Summer

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) released its summer assessment of electric reliability and Ohio is at low-risk for demand exceeding supply. That’s a change from NERC’s winter assessment of Ohio, which is within the 13-state PJM grid. The Midwest was at risk of losing power this past winter, but thankfully the weather stayed mild and outages were avoided. Other areas of the country, however, are at risk of rolling outages or blackouts this summer on the hottest days. According to the NERC 2024 Summer Reliability Assessment, California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, the upper midsection of the...

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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!


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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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