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April 17, 2023

Gariety Wins Scholarship from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives

Eliza Gariety of Russia was awarded a $ 2,300 scholarship at the Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives’ Children of Members Scholarship competition, held on April 12, 2023. Gariety, the daughter of Pioneer Electric Cooperative members Greg and Connie Gariety, is a senior at Russia High School. Twenty-four high school seniors representing each of the Ohio-based electric distribution cooperatives competed for $49,000 in scholarships. A panel of independent judges reviewed the applications and interviewed the finalists before determining the scholarship winners.

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April 1, 2023

Pioneer Electric holds 87th Annual Meeting of Members

Pioneer’s 87th Annual Meeting of Members was held on April 1, 2023, at Upper Valley Career Center in Piqua. The meeting was led by Pioneer’s Board Chair Terrence Householder, who presented an overview of the cooperative’s accomplishments in 2022. Householder spoke about Pioneer’s commitment to reliability by regularly inspecting and maintaining equipment. He went on to share that the co-op changed out more than 2,500 electric meters across Pioneer’s system, upgraded more than 14 miles of electric line, and replaced 140 distribution poles throughout the service territory — 46 of which were due to vehicle accidents throughout 2022. “All of...

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April 1, 2023

Appreciating Lineworkers

Pioneer’s workers keep the lights on with their families’ support Every April, the electric utility industry celebrates Lineworker Appreciation Month. It serves as an opportunity to show our appreciation for those men and women who work hard every day to keep your lights on and the community safe. Pioneer Electric Cooperative is incredibly thankful and appreciative for the service their lineworkers provide to more than 17,000 members every single day. “Electric linemen don’t often get the recognition they should,” says Steve McClay, director of operations and safety at Pioneer. “It’s a job that requires you to work all hours of...

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March 29, 2023


Member Workshop and Notice of Member Input Request and Hearing on New Federal Energy Standards Opportunities to participate, learn more and provide input: Demand Response and Electric Vehicle Workshop April 25, 2023 @ 1 p.m., Pioneer Electric’s Urbana Office Pioneer will hold a workshop for consumer-members to discuss and learn more about demand-response and EV charging standards and what Pioneer is already doing in those areas. Please call 937-381-0631 to RSVP. May 14, 2023: Deadline for Written Comments This is the deadline for members to submit input in the form of written comments via online form, by emailing, or...

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