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 […]

Buckeye Power submits comments on flawed EPA regulatory proposal

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed rules for limiting the greenhouse gas emissions from new power plants. The comment period for concerned groups and individuals to express their views on the proposal recently came to a close. Buckeye Power, the generation-and-transmission cooperative serving the 25 member-owned distribution cooperatives operating in Ohio, submitted comments pointing out […]

Stydnicki joins Buckeye’s IT department

Bruce Stydnicki recently joined Buckeye Power as an IT network administrator. He joins the Information Systems and Technical Services group and reports to Herb Caldwell, director. Prior to working at Buckeye, Stydnicki was a Network Services Supervisor for the State of Ohio Department of Mental Health for 12 years. In his position, he was responsible […]

Buckeye Power recognized for work on Ohio River study

Buckeye Power recently was recognized for its long-time dedication to monitoring the health of the Ohio River. Buckeye has been a participant in the Ohio River Ecological Research Project since its inception in the 1970s and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) presented Ohio’s G&T with a special award during a recent meeting. “Utilities with plants on the […]

O’Loughlin named senior VP at OREC and Buckeye Power

Pat O’Loughlin has been named senior vice president for the two associations serving Ohio’s electric cooperatives. In naming O’Loughlin senior vice president, the boards of trustees for the Ohio Rural Electric Cooperatives, Inc., and Buckeye Power, Inc., also selected him to ascend to the chief executive officer role for the two organizations upon the retirement of […]

Alban named vice president at Buckeye Power

Tom Alban has been named vice president of Power Generation for Buckeye Power. “Tom will lead our efforts to assure a clean, safe, economic and competitive generation supply from our investments in Cardinal Station, OVEC, Greenville and Mone plants. Managing our power generation resources today presents a variety of challenges that Tom and his team, with […]

Grooms named vice president at Buckeye Power

Craig Grooms has been named the vice president of Market Operations for Buckeye Power. “Craig will lead our efforts to assure Buckeye receives a reliable and economic supply of power from our resources within the constraints that the PJM market and the Ohio transmission owners allow,” Buckeye Power Senior Vice President Pat O’Loughlin said. “His team […]

Fitch affirms Buckeye Power’s ‘A’ rating

Fitch Ratings has released its annual report on Buckeye Power’s revenue bonds and affirmed Buckeye’s ‘A’ rating. The outstanding senior secured bonds affirmed include: $17.9 million Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (Buckeye Power, Inc. Project), series 2003; $11.8 million Ohio Water Development Authority, series 2004; and $73 million Ohio Air Quality Development Authority, series 2010. Some of […]

Cold snap brings record electricity demand

Load control efforts were rolled out this week as sub-zero temperatures blanketed Ohio and much of the PJM region. Buckeye Power reached an all-time high Monday night and the 13-state area served by grid operator PJM set two winter records on Tuesday. Ohio’s electric cooperatives used an estimated 1,789 megawatts of electricity for the hour ending […]