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Energy Services


Licking Rural Electrification (LRE) provides safe, reliable electricity to 26,000 members in nine counties of Central Ohio. LRE owns, operates, and maintains 32 miles of transmission line, 2,955 miles of distribution lines, 20 substations, and three switching stations.

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Natural Gas

National Gas & Oil Cooperative provides natural gas service to more than 31,000 residential, commercial and industrial consumers within a 6 counties in the central Ohio area. This service is provided through a network of over 1,000 miles of distribution pipeline.

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The Energy Cooperative’s (TEC) propane serves approximately 4,000 members in the central Ohio and Muskingum Valley areas. With our metered service, you can receive monthly billing for only the amount of propane you use. No surprises, hidden fees, delivery fees, or fuel surcharges.

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Please read the latest message from The Energy Cooperative President & CEO, Todd Ware our actions in response the to COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Response

Upgrading Electric Meters

The Energy Cooperative is upgrading meters for our electric members, beginning this summer. The upgrade is intended to increase efficiency and reliability of our electric system.

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Teach kids to save energy

Parenting isn't easy. Days are packed with activities and it's hard to find time to talk to your kids about real issues. But the lessons kids learn now will stay with them for the rest…

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Evaluating Margins

By Todd Ware, President & Chief Executive Officer About this time every year, The Energy Cooperative’s management staff begins the budgeting process for the next year. This process involves looking at revenues, operating expenses, and…

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Cyber Security Awareness

By Pat McGonagle, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Did you know that you are your own first line of defense against any type of cybersecurity threats? Have you been hacked? How would you know?…

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Save the Date for 2020 Events

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June 28, 2020

Kids Day at The Works 2020

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Frequently Asked Questions

At The Energy Cooperative, we welcome the opportunity to address any comments, queries, and concerns you might have. We’ve created this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) area so that we can answer as many common questions as possible so that you receive the attention and care you deserve.

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Security standards (specifically, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards) prohibit our member service representatives from taking your credit card information over the phone. These standards are designed to ensure companies who accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. Because we record our phone calls for quality assurance, we are no longer able to accept credit card payments in this way. Be assured, however, there are many other ways to pay your bill including by mail; automated telephone system; online; in person; night drop-boxes located at Newark and Utica locations; and at your local bank.

Both the Facilities Fee and Distribution Charge include the fixed cost of running the Cooperative, such as meter reading, billing, record keeping, replacing poles, power lines, and other equipment. This is also the cost to distribute electric to Cooperative members. This facilities fee will be applied each month, even though you may not consume natural gas or electric.

The Energy Cooperative offers budget billing which allows your monthly utility costs to remain constant throughout the entire year. Please note the following:

  • The account must be paid in full to qualify.
  • The budget accounts are reviewed during the month of March and September. During this review, your budget amount may be increased or decreased depending on your usage.

We’d Love To Hear From You!

Main Office Location:

1500 Granville Road
P.O. Box 4970
Newark, OH 43058

Member Services & Drive-Up Window Hours:

Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Business Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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