FIRELANDS ELECTRIC's SERVICE AREA
The cooperative's service territory contains 995 miles of distribution lines that deliver safe and dependable electric power to more than 9,100 consumers in rural areas of Ashland, Huron, Lorain and Richland counties. Click here to learn more about your cooperative's service territory
OHIO's ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES
Is the statewide services of Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives that help co-ops continue to provide excellent, best-in-the-industry service to their members. The statewide association helps member co-ops during widespread outages, coordinates aid to co-ops in other parts of the country, and promotes safety through education and certification programs for cooperative staff. their broad array of marketing and communication services include support for public relations, community outreach efforts, energy efficiency rebate programs, community sponsorships, and publication of Ohio Cooperative Living magazine. Click here to learn more about Ohio's Electric Cooperatives.
POWER SUPPLY & BASE LOAD GENERATION - Where does my power come from?
The electricity powering homes and business in Firelands Electric Cooperative's service territory is generated by Buckeye Power, Inc. (BPI), which is Ohio’s generation and transmission cooperative that provides electricity to the 24 Ohio-based cooperatives and Michigan-based Midwest Energy & Communications. Owned and governed by the cooperatives it serves, Buckeye Power is dedicated to providing its member cooperatives with affordable and responsibly-produced power. They own a portfolio of generation and peaking facilities, outfitted with best-in-class environmental controls. They are also committed to researching and investing in economically sustainable sources of renewable power. Click here to access more information regarding your cooperative's base load generation and balanced energy portfolio.
BALANCED PORTFOLIO - Power generated from renewable sources!
Many renewable energy technologies, such as geothermal, biomass, solar, wind, and hydropower, are easier than ever to use. Ohio’s member-owned electric cooperatives are proof that self-governance, local control, and connection to community can accomplish great things, no matter the size of the utility. Electric cooperatives continue to explore sustainable, economic, long-term solutions to energy industry challenges on several levels, from generation and transmission to the end-use consumer. Click here to access your cooperative's renewable resource information.
ELECTRICAL DEREGULATION IN OHIO & CUSTOMER CHOICE
Ohio’s family of rural electric cooperative adopted a “watch, wait, and see” stance when the State Legislature passed a package of bills in 2000 addressing electric industry deregulation, also called “electric choice.” Click here for more information on electrical deregulation, customer choice, and more!
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Firelands Electric operates in accordance with seven cooperative principles. If you would like to obtain additional information regarding how your cooperative is operated, contact us here or call 1-800-533-8658.