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

Electric Member Solicitations

Members of The Energy Cooperative: 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…Continue Reading

“Pokemon Go” Interactive Game Poses Safety Threat

Newark, Ohio —The Energy Cooperative issued a warning today regarding the hazards posed by the popular “Pokemon Go” interactive game, which encourages players to collect, battle, track, and capture Pokemon characters, in real-world settings. In particular, gamers are challenged to go to specific locations to catch Pokemon, including sites such as electric substations, natural gas…Continue Reading

Directors Re-Elected at 80th Annual Meeting

THE ENERGY COOPERATIVE DRIVEN BY PRINCIPLES AND EMPOWERED BY MEMBERS DURING ITS 80TH ANNUAL MEETING The Energy Cooperative (TEC) consumers exercised their rights as member/owners during the cooperative’s 80th annual meeting on May 17, at The Reese Center in Newark, when they re-elected Daniel Dupps, District 4; Dustin Buckingham, District 7; and Jack Schmidt Jr., District 3.…Continue Reading