Round Up Awards Grants in August

Newark, Ohio: In August of 2017, The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation, Inc. awarded $30,498 to the following community groups in our service area:

  • Center for Disability Services for a furnace for a client’s home
  • Johnstown Elementary for Kindles for student use
  • New Hope Lutheran Church for supplies for Back to School Fest
  • Hospice of North Central Ohio for Vital Sign kits
  • Newborns in Need for tables for cutting fabric
  • Franklin Local Youth Baseball toward replacement fencing for Babe Ruth field
  • Northridge Youth Athletic Association for a wrestling mat
  • Twin Oak Elementary for ELMO document cameras
  • Licking County ESC/Phoenix Central for a SMART Board and projector
  • Together We Grow Gardens toward a solar storing shed at Heritage Middle School
  • The Utica Merchants Association for benches for Downtown Utica area
  • United Way of Licking County for a server and laptops

The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up is a community service program of its member-owners. Members “round up” their utility bills to the next dollar and that amount is donated to groups in The Energy Cooperative’s 15 county service area who meet the funding guidelines. Since its inception, Operation Round Up has donated more than $2.8 million to our community. For more information click here.

Round Up Awards Community Grants

Newark, Ohio: In April of 2017, The Energy Cooperative Operation Round Up Foundation, Inc. awarded $79,650 to the following community groups in our service area: Muskingum County Goat Committee to convert an old barn at the fairgrounds American Red Cross, SE Ohio Chapter for a smoke alarm installation project Licking County Health Department for supplies for a third grade…Continue Reading

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