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June 4, 2024

10 Things You Might Not Know About Power Restoration

Here are 10 things you might not know about power restoration We need you.When your power goes out, it might be just at your home or small section of a neighborhood. There is a chance we may not know about it, and no one has reported it. We rely on you to let us know if your power is out. If you experience an outage, please let us know by reporting it by calling our office at 800.762.0997, reporting it through our SmartHub app, or texting “OUT” to 800.762.0997 from a phone number associated with the account that is without...

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May 24, 2024

Capital Credits: Money Back in Your Pocket

A message from our CEO, Ron Salyer: 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...

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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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April 25, 2024

ACTION REQUESTED: Protecting reliable power in Ohio has never been more critical.

As a member of the electric cooperative family, you know the vital role electric co-ops play in ensuring always-available access to reliable, affordable power. We need your help: Stand up to federal regulators who want to shut down dependable power sources. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that U.S. power demand will reach its highest levels in 2024 and 2025. Despite this, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving forward with regulations that threaten to close always-available power plants and make it harder to build new ones. With a growing reliance on electricity to power our economy and everyday lives,...

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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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