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May 18, 2023

New EPA Rules Threaten Electric System Reliability

Columbus, OH—Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives and our members value the reliability of electricity—it is our #1 priority because our lives and livelihoods depend on it. Yet the EPA has released new proposed rules this week that pose the greatest threat to the reliability of our electrical grid that we’ve seen in our nation’s history. Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives have been warning for months that electricity reliability has been under threat. Grid operators and regulators have issued the same warnings, but the EPA appears not to be listening. The new proposed EPA rules released Thursday, May 11, would all but ban the use of fossil...

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April 26, 2023

Efficiency: Is it time for a window upgrade?

As spring-like temperatures arrive, so do home improvement projects. Take a moment to assess the condition of your windows and their condition. If you think your home would benefit from an upgrade, keep these helpful hints in mind. When selecting windows for a home, there are a few things you need to pay attention to in order to increase your energy efficiency. Windows are less resistant to heat flow compared to the walls, ceiling, and floors in your home, meaning they will allow more outward heat flow in the winter and more inward heat flow in the summer. Even though...

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April 25, 2023

Electric Co-ops on Capitol Hill

  Last week, representatives from electric cooperatives throughout the nation, including two from Pioneer, attended the 2023 Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. Ohio co-ops met with nine Representatives and Senators Sherrod Brown and JD Vance to discuss power generation, reliability, supply chain challenges, and federal permitting processes. Thank you to those legislators who took the time to meet with the electric co-ops who serve their constituents!

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April 24, 2023

Arbor Day Foundation Awards Recognition to Pioneer Electric Cooperative as 2023 Tree Line USA Utility

Pioneer Electric Cooperative was named a 2023 Tree Line USA by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize its dedication to proper urban forest management in the provider’s service area. Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing best practices that protect and cultivate America’s urban tree canopy. In addition, Tree Line USA promotes delivering safe and reliable electricity while maintaining healthy community forests. “Trees are essential to creating more urban green spaces in communities across the United States,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the...

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March 17, 2023

Coffee on the Co-op

Thanks to all those who came out to our Coffee on the Co-op event at the Piqua office today. We enjoyed hearing your feedback, sharing information with you and of course the opportunity to meet many of you. Special congratulations to our bill credit winner, Annette Purkey! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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March 16, 2023

A Deep-Rooted Family Tradition

With family history deep-rooted in horticulture, Pioneer member Mark Guenthner, owner of Blue Acre Gardens, has continued a 140-year family tradition of bringing plants to local customers. Blue Acre Gardens, located on Bulle Road in Piqua, specializes in perennials, bedding plants, vegetables, and herbs, selling nearly 25,000 plants annually. “I was born into it,” says Mark. The Guenthner family tradition started in the 1880s, when Martin and Rosina Guenthner operated The Garden, where they grew vegetables and flowers in their first greenhouses. It was located next to the cemetery in Piqua, Ohio. Back then, greenhouses often were near cemeteries so...

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