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 […]

Building expansion positions Buckeye Power, OREC for growth

The site has been prepared, a temporary fence surrounds the area and it won’t be much longer until crews of workers arrive to begin construction on the newest section of the statewide headquarters facility. Among the highlights of the addition for the Buckeye Power and Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives headquarters are 10 office spaces. Initially, staff […]

Additional EPA comment time requested

The complexity of the Environmental Protection Agency’s greenhouse gas emissions proposals and the volumes of supporting documents led Buckeye Power to send a formal request asking the agency to allow more time for interested parties to comment. The EPA released its proposal for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from existing electric generating sources and also released […]

Schiebel joins Buckeye Power

Buckeye Power welcomed Caitlin Schiebel this week. Schiebel joins Buckeye as the environmental and reliability compliance manager after spending the previous 10 years with American Municipal Power (AMP). She was manager of environmental affairs at AMP working on air permitting and compliance reporting for electric generation units in Ohio and compliance strategy development. A central […]

Relief on the way for southern Ohio co-op members

Washington Electric Cooperative, Buckeye Power and AEP Ohio announced this morning a major project is being launched to improve the reliability of electric service in Washington, Noble and Monroe counties. “This is great news for our members,” said Ken Schilling, general manager and CEO of Washington Electric Cooperative. “The reliability of the transmission service in some of […]

Internships prove rewarding for Kampf, Salyer

For the past few weeks, two young people have been lending a hand and gaining valuable experience as they tackle accounting and engineering internships at Buckeye Power. Peter Kampf has been interning with the accounting department while Jacob Salyer is in engineering. Salyer became interested in Buckeye Power after hearing CEO Tony Ahern give a […]

EPA mandate will impact co-op members

The proposal of new regulations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from power plants has Ohio’s electric cooperatives deeply concerned about the potential financial impact to their more than 380,000 members and the reliability of the electrical system if these proposed rules go into effect. With a national goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions 30 percent […]

Buckeye Power statement on proposed EPA rules on carbon dioxide emissions

On Monday, June 2, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency released its proposed rule for reducing the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by existing power plants. Tony Ahern, president and CEO of the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., and Buckeye Power, Inc., commented on this proposal: “The EPA has announced a very complex rule aimed at […]