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September 20, 2023

Pioneer adopts PURPA Standard 1, incorporates portions of Standard 2

Earlier this year, Pioneer Electric Cooperative requested the active participation and feedback from its members, via Ohio Cooperative Living and, regarding the new Demand-Response (DR) Standards and Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Standards. These requirements were introduced under the Federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021, amending Title I of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA). Cooperatives, and some other non-regulated electric utilities, were required to consider implementation of these standards. The PURPA standards, as outlined PURPA Standards to Consider are designed to: Promote energy conservation provided by electric utilities. Optimize the efficiency of electric utilities’ facilities and resource...

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September 11, 2023

Unlocking Year-Round Comfort and Savings: The power of geothermal heating and cooling systems

Did you know there is an abundant source of energy in the ground that can be used to heat a house in the winter, cool it in the summer, and provide some free hot water? You just need to tap into it. Geothermal heating and cooling systems are extremely energy efficient and generally provide the lowest utility bills of any residential heating and cooling system. They tap into the renewable energy from the ground and can provide significant savings on utility bills. Geothermal systems possess remarkable efficiency due to their distinctive operation. While they function similarly to standard heat pumps,...

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August 23, 2023

Our Goal: Providing Value

These services are available to you just for being an electric cooperative member. We believe there is value every time you flip the light switch and the lights turn on. And that’s what we strive for, but beyond the value of reliability, we offer additional services that are designed to benefit both you and your cooperative: Rebates Make your home more comfortable and energy-efficient with our rebates on electric water heaters, heat pumps, insulation, geothermal systems, electric vehicle chargers, and more. SmartHub Through SmartHub, you can easily access and manage your electric use on a monthly, daily, and hourly basis....

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July 11, 2023

4 Key Factors That Affect Energy Bills

You pay for the electricity you consume each month, but there are additional factors that impact your energy bills. Electricity Remains A Good Value Although inflation has led to increasing costs in many areas of our lives, the cost of powering your home has risen slowly when compared to other common goods. Looking at price increases over the past five years, you’ll see that electricity remains a good value. Average annual price increase 2017-2022 Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index

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June 20, 2023

Energy Independence

The concept of energy independence is complicated. In the U.S., we’ve generally talked about it in reference to oil and gasoline, but in fact, there are many more forms of energy that matter to our security, safety, and general well-being. In addition to oil and gasoline, for example, we need things like natural gas supplies and electricity derived from a variety of sources. It’s easy to observe the negative effects that energy dependence has had on much of Europe over the past year. The higher prices, uncertain availability, political threats, and sabotaged infrastructure we’ve seen there all seem like problems...

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