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September 21, 2023

Protect Yourself: Electric Utility Scams You Need to Know About

Electricity is an essential part of our daily lives, powering our homes, businesses, and countless devices. It’s crucial to stay informed and aware of potential scams that target cooperative members. Understanding how to recognize and protect yourself from these scams is important. Here are some common electric utility scams and ways to avoid falling victim to them. Impersonation scams involve scammers posing as employees or representatives of your electric cooperative. They may contact you via phone, email, or even show up at your doorstep, claiming that your bill is overdue or that there’s a technical issue with your service. Here’s...

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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 28, 2023

Nominating Boards to Make Trustee and County Board Nominations

On Oct. 24 2023, the county boards of Pioneer Electric Cooperative will nominate candidates for the Pioneer Board of Trustees and for four positions on each of the individual county boards. The elections will be conducted in the spring by mail and online, with the election results announced at the annual meeting on March 23, 2024. All candidates must be 18 years or older, current members of the cooperative, and living in a home served by Pioneer. They should also be in good standing with their financial obligations to the cooperative and should have a genuine desire to serve the...

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August 25, 2023

Chasing Agility: A Dog Trainer’s Journey

From a college dorm to international competitions, one co-op member’s interest in dog agility takes flight. In 1998, Daisy Peel, a college student, longed for a furry companion. However, the restrictions of dorm life made owning a dog impossible. As she spent her summer as a “dorm mom,” an idea took hold while watching Animal Planet’s agility demonstrations. Inspired by what she saw, Peel decided she wanted to explore dog agility when she moved off campus and into her own apartment, a time when dog agility was still a relatively niche specialty. Undeterred, Peel, originally from Oregon, started working with...

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