- We have cancelled our Earth & Energy Day Event, planned for 4/26/2020.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Directors have postponed the 2020 Annual Meeting of Members. The meeting was scheduled for Monday, May 4, 2020. Therefore, you will not receive an Annual Meeting notice and ballot for the Board of Director’s election as originally scheduled. The Board of Directors plan to decide in the upcoming months when the 2020 Annual Meeting of Members will be held. Once a date has been confirmed, you will receive your Annual Meeting notice and election ballot approximately 30-45 days prior to the date of the meeting.
April 4, 2020
Our focus at The Energy Cooperative is doing our part to keep your life as normal as possible through the pandemic and beyond.
The cooperative way of doing business has brought us this far, and the cooperative way will help us through this crisis.
Utilities are a critical part of life, especially in times of crisis. We know, because we have been there before, and we are there now. As I mentioned before, there may be outages or service disruptions, but rest assured we will be working to continuously provide our members with safe and reliable energy.
In addition to keeping the lights on, the gas flowing, and propane tanks filled, we always keep the safety of our employees and members as priority number one.
We have separated our electric, natural gas and propane crews from other employees and even from each other to limit possible spread of the virus. Trucks are being relocated so that field employees can head to the job site without coming to the office.
Our management team is meeting by video conference frequently to fine-tune the pandemic response plan. Also, we are in constant contact with other electric cooperatives in Ohio, Ohio’s Electric Cooperative Association, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and the American Gas Association.
In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 our lobbies have been closed. Most of our employees continue to work from home. Employees who must come into the office are practicing social distancing
Additional steps we have taken to keep your energy flowing and to protect our members:
- Our lobby and drive thru at 1500 Granville Road are closed indefinitely.
- Visitors are prohibited from entering any our buildings.
- Drop boxes at our Granville Road office and the Utica Service Center are available 24/7.
- We have instituted a safety protocol for our field employees giving them instructions when having contact with our members in person.
In addition, please remember that starting on March 13th we suspended all disconnects for non-payment and will be waiving late fees during this crisis.
All the best to everyone. Stay healthy, stay home. We will get through this.
President & CEO, The Energy Cooperative