Co-ops remain concerned with impact of Clean Power Plan on consumers

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Buckeye Power and Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives President and CEO Pat O’Loughlin made the following statement today following the release of the final version of rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to limit carbon dioxide emissions from the U.S. power sector: “While changes were made to the Clean Power Plan, those […]

Tate joins Power Supply team at Buckeye

Buckeye Power recently welcomed Chris Tate as an Operations Analyst I. Working in the Power Supply division, Tate’s responsibilities will include load forecasting and market interactions with PJM. Tate is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, where he received a degree in operations management and economics. A central Ohio […]

Buckeye Power’s Strom earns PE

Buckeye Power has another Professional Engineer on its staff. Ryan Strom, Power Delivery and Reliability Compliance Engineer II for Buckeye, recently passed his PE exam to earn the certification. Strom’s responsibilities at Buckeye include developing power requirement studies, reliability and compliance issues, and working on new power delivery point agreements. To become licensed, engineers must […]

Rehberg named marketing director for Buckeye Power

Buckeye Power will soon welcome Janet Rehberg as the new director of marketing. She will start in her new position on Dec. 15. Rehberg comes to Buckeye Power after a 10-year career with AEP. Since 2010 she has been the program manager for energy efficiency programs at AEP Ohio. That position has had her managing […]

Ohio’s electric co-ops urge EPA to withdraw greenhouse gas proposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the comment period coming to a close today on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, Tony Ahern, president and CEO of Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives and Buckeye Power, made the following statement: “The EPA’s Clean Power Plan threatens affordable and […]

Keefer joins Buckeye Power

Buckeye Power welcomed Randy Keefer this week as Power Generation Performance Manager. Keefer joins the Power Generation team under Vice President Tom Alban. He joins Buckeye Power following a 25-year career with the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC). Keefer joined OVEC following his graduation from the West Virginia Institute of Technology with a degree in […]

Buckeye Power helps Darke County hazmat responders

Buckeye Power, Inc. recently made a donation to support the efforts of first responders in Darke County. Buckeye Power owns the Greenville Electric Generating Station, which is one of 44 sites in the county that could require a response from the Darke County Hazardous Materials Response Team should an incident occur. A recent request for […]

Preliminary schedule set for Marietta-area transmission plan

Efforts to improve the reliability of electric service in southeastern Ohio could get started as early as this fall. Washington Electric Cooperative, Buckeye Power, AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company are announcing a preliminary schedule and defining three components of the Marietta Area Transmission Project. Earlier this year, the four companies reached an agreement […]

Sachdeva elected to ReliabilityFirst board

Buckeye Power’s Mohan Sachdeva has been elected to the board of directors for ReliabilityFirst. Sachdeva, director of power delivery, planning and reliability compliance, was elected to represent the small load serving entity (Small LSE) sector in the ReliabilityFirst footprint. “I am really excited to have the opportunity to be on the ReliabilityFirst board on behalf of […]

Schilling shares co-op message at EPA hearing

When Ken Schilling went to the Environmental Protection Agency’s field hearing on carbon dioxide rules on Friday, August 1, he took a message about the economic impact the rule could have on rural Ohioans. He also heard testimony from others about what the rule would do to their future. “It was a little more emotional […]