Licking Rural Electrification
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.
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. These coal fired and natural gas fueled facilities are best-in-class, outfitted with state-of-the-art environmental controls.
Buckeye Power and its 24 member co-ops are committed to safe, reliable, affordable, and economically sustainable power production that is also environmentally responsible.
Ohio’s co-ops take a balanced approach to renewable energy. While we continue to support and utilize affordable coal-fired generation for the bulk of our power, Buckeye Power and its member cooperatives have made significant investments in renewable energy on behalf of Ohio co-op families. This includes solar energy, biogas projects, methane generation from landfills, and hydropower from upstate New York.