The Energy Cooperative is an electric, natural gas and propane cooperative with more than 70,000 accounts serving members in east central Ohio. We do not have customers or shareholders. Cooperatives are owned by their members.

The Energy Cooperative proudly offers residential, business, commercial and industrial services. Contact us today at 740-344-2102 or toll-free at 800-255-6815.

We look forward to showing you the cooperative difference!

Licking Rural Electrification, Inc. (LRE) is a cooperative that distributes safe, reliable electricity to more than 27,046 members in nine counties in central Ohio. LRE owns, operates, and maintains nearly 3,000 miles of distribution lines, 40 miles of transmission lines, 20 substations and three switching stations. We purchase our energy from Buckeye Power. Buckeye Power’s base-load generation assets serve the day-to-day needs of Ohio’s cooperative members. 


National Gas & Oil Cooperative (NGO) is a retail natural gas distribution cooperative that provides natural gas service to more than 38,300 residential and commercial members within a seven-county area. This service is provided through a network of nearly 1,013 miles of distribution pipelines. These pipeline systems have natural gas throughput volumes exceeding 9,000 Mcf per year. Natural gas is delivered to the pipeline system through NGO Transmission and Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. NGO also gathers gas from approximately 100 local wells.


NGO Propane (NGOP) is a propane distribution cooperative that serves over 4,956 members in twelve counties. The team handled more than 10,000 propane delivers and our trucks traveled 87,000 miles in 2022. NGO-P was one of Ohio's first metered propane services, allowing members to pay only for the propane consumed each month.

NGO Transmission, Inc. (NGOT) NGOT provides natural gas service to both affiliates and non-affiliates through a network of 155 miles of transmission pipelines and three underground gas storage fields.


Producers Gas Sales, Inc. (Producers) was formed in response to deregulation of the natural gas industry. Producers is a marketer of natural gas and serves high-volume consumers. The natural gas service is provided by interstate supply, local production, and on-system storage fields. Producers offers many services that can help businesses budget for their natural gas needs and keep them competitive in the marketplace.

NGO Development Corp. (NGOD) was formed through a series of acquisitions for the purpose of securing local natural gas supply.


Mission & Vision

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Our Mission

To provide safe reliable energy to our member-owners with highly-responsive service, consistent with cooperative principles.

Our Vision

That our member-owners truly benefit from their membership in The Energy Cooperative, by receiving safe reliable energy and highly-responsive service at fair and reasonable prices and that the communities we serve are enhanced due to our presence.