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Four new members appointed to People Fund board

At the November meeting, the North Central Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees appointed Jim Shade, Rex Grasz, Sherry Ward and Diane Stallings to the North Central Electric People Fund board.

Cooperative trustees Kevin Bishop selected Shade as the District 1 representative, which consists of Crawford and Richland counties.

Youth Tour: Students can be part of something powerful

Tennis shoes. Check. Bottled water. Check. Eagerness to learn and lead. Check, check. If you're a high school sophomore or junior looking for the trip of a lifetime, then the Rural Electric Youth Tour is the trip for you!

Imagine: a chance to visit Washington, D.C., for one week, with about 40 students from Ohio. You'll have the opportunity to visit Ohio's congressional delegation. You'll see many of the famous sights of the nation's capital. And the best part? It won't cost you a penny.

North Central needs your phone number

We need telephone numbers!

With more and more people dumping their landlines and switching to cellphones, the cooperative's database has taken a hit over the past several years.

Last month, we presented the customer satisfaction survey results. The results were based on 225 phone interviews plus 120 members who completed the survey online after receiving an e-mail from our research group.

In order to reach 225 members, researchers had to contact 462 members. Naturally, some declined to take the phone survey.

Co-op halts large-capacity water heater sales

One of North Central Electric Cooperative's most popular, long-standing and successful load-management programs has taken a broadside hit from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

Electric-resistance eater heaters greater than 55 gallons cannot meet the Department of Energy's new energy efficiency standards that go into effect in April 2015. Effective immediately, the cooperative will no longer sell large-capacity water heaters.

North Central donates $10,000 to Attica Fair

North Central Electric Cooperative is joining a community-wide effort to build a new show arena and barn at the Attica Fairgrounds with a $10,000 contribution.

During the Attica Fair animal auction in August, Sutton Bank of Attica pledged $50,000 toward the construction of a 15,000 square foot steel barn and challenged the community to collectively meet or exceed that pledge.

Co-op refunds $689,373 in capital credits

For the 35th consecutive year, North Central Electric Cooperative's current and former members are receiving patronage capital credits refunds from their cooperative.

The North Central Board of Trustees approved a patronage capital credits refund of $689,373 at its November meeting. Including this year's refund, nearly $17.6 million has been refunded to members since 1980.

Rate adjustment effective Jan. 1; Phase 3 of Time-of-Day program implemented

The North Central Electric Cooperative Board of Trustees revised the cooperative's rate schedule at its October meeting, approving a $2 per month increase in the Basic Service Charge and increasing the Time-of-Day rate spread between on-peak and off-peak rates by one-half cent per kilowatt-hour (kWh).

Where are we working?

The cooperative believes the cheapest form of maintenance is preventative maintenance. (more)

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