Mid-Ohio Energy Cooperative is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative located in Kenton. Its mission is to provide safe, affordable, and reliable power to its members and communities. In 2016, Mid-Ohio Energy celebrated more than 80 years of local service.
The cooperative has two offices (with its headquarters in Kenton and a district office in Marion) and serves approximately 8,200 members across 1,330 miles of electric distribution line with territory in parts of 10 central-Ohio counties. A nine-member board of trustees governs the operation of the co-op. The board is democratically elected by the membership each year.
In addition to providing its members with affordable and reliable service, Mid-Ohio Energy sets itself apart from typical utilities through a strong "commitment to community". Each year, Mid-Ohio Energy’s Community Fund contributes around $40,000 to help local organizations. Youth scholarships are awarded to students each spring, and the co-op sponsors an annual Youth Tour trip to Washington D.C.. Free live electric line safety demonstrations are available to first responders and the public.
In late-August of 2016, Mid-Ohio Energy opened its brand new headquarters facility in Kenton. The 30,600-square-foot facility was designed to provide security and communications enhancements with easier access to equipment and inventory-- especially during critical storm situations.
The new location provides the cooperative with a modern space that is equipped to serve members and the community well into the future. The building highlights energy-efficient building practices such as geothermal heating & cooling, and new lighting technology paired with strategic use of natural lighting. A state-of-the-art meeting room is available to be used by local nonprofit organizations and community groups.
For more information about Mid-Ohio Energy, visit the cooperative's website at www.MidOhioEnergy.com.