Upcoming Annual Meeting – View Board Candidate Videos

The 81st Annual Meeting of Members of Licking Rural Electrification, Inc. (d.b.a., The Energy Cooperative), will be held on MONDAY, May 15, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. at The Reese Center, located on the OSU/COTC Newark Campus, 1209 University Drive, Newark, Ohio. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. Members of The Energy Cooperative may vote for ONE candidate in each of the three districts up for election. Official election ballots were mailed the week of April 3, 2017. Please check your mailbox for your ballot. We encourage you to take a moment to view videos about the 2017 candidates for the board by clicking here.

Happy Spring! Be Prepared for Stormy Weather

Central Ohio’s winter has been unseasonably warm and fairly quiet, but stormy spring weather may be right around the corner. Being prepared can help you and your family better handle severe weather and the power outages that often accompany it. Develop a family plan: Discuss with your family how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies most…Continue Reading

Round Up Awards Grant to Community Groups

Newark, Ohio: In February of 2017, The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation, Inc. awarded $28,239 to the following community groups in our service area: Licking County Aging Program, Inc. for heating cabinets for Meals on Wheels program Thurston-Walnut Township Fire Department toward an extrication tool for automobiles MTVarts for shelving for costume shop Licking/Knox…Continue Reading

Phone Solicitations to Electric Members

Several cooperative members who receive our electric service recently made us aware that they have been solicited by phone, and in-person, by organizations or individuals who claim to represent competing utility suppliers, with the objective of getting members to agree to switch their electric service to another provider. The Energy Cooperative does not participate in…Continue Reading

Round Up Awards Community Groups in December

  In December of 2016, The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation, Inc. awarded $46,346 to the following community groups in our service area: Johnstown Choir Boosters for a theater scrim Salvation Army (Newark) for food preparation equipment & bedding Licking County Library for two Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Knox County Head Start towards a dishwasher for the center…Continue Reading

Cooperative Grant Provides Funds for Veteran Groups

Newark, OH: On Veterans Day, 2015, The Energy Cooperative (TEC) unveiled an addition to its propane fleet of vehicles — a bobtail delivery truck with an American patriotic design. Its special purpose is to “pay-it-forward” to those who sacrificed for our country – for every gallon of propane delivered by the patriotic truck, one penny is…Continue Reading

McVey Elected to Chair of Licking County Chamber of Commerce Board

Newark, Ohio: The Energy Cooperative’s (TEC) Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Dan McVey, was recently elected as chairperson of the Licking County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. The announcement came at the recent Licking County Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration held in August. McVey officially took over as chairperson on…Continue Reading

The Energy Cooperative Energizes New Substation in Licking County

Newark, OH: Licking Rural Electrification, Inc., (dba) The Energy Cooperative (TEC), recently completed construction of a new distribution substation in southwestern Licking County. The newly energized substation is known as the Hazelton substation and replaces TEC’s older Beechwood substation. The Hazelton substation, located on Hollow Road in Pataskala, was built to enhance service reliability and…Continue Reading

Operation Round Up Grants Awarded

Newark, Ohio: In August of 2016, The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation, Inc. awarded $38,742 to the following community groups in our service area: Twin Oak Elementary (Mount Vernon) for a Brick Lab curriculum kit Licking Township Fire Co. for 1 gas detector monitoring device Fredericktown Primary School Art Department for iPads and cases…Continue Reading