Producing electricity for the benefit of the communities we serve requires a continual balancing act among cost, reliability, and environmental impact. We take those often-competing objectives into account as we make decisions and take action.
As you’ll read in our continuing series on power generation on page 4, your primary source of electricity — our Cardinal Power Plant — endures as one of the cleanest facilities of its kind. It’s the result of sustained investment in a plant that helps keep our power supply both reliable and affordable. The benefits that Cardinal brings to cooperative consumer-members has justified the $1.2 billion in eco-friendly investments we’ve made over the years to reduce the plant’s environmental footprint.
Electric cooperatives’ decisions regarding the best way to meet your needs for electricity supply are tempered by thoughtful consideration of our responsibility to the nearly 1 million Ohioans whose lives and livelihoods depend upon both a healthy environment and the provision of affordable, reliable electricity. It’s a charge that we don’t take lightly.
In fact, power generation is a 24/7/365 exercise that requires us to dependably adjust our output to meet your needs — regardless of the weather, the time of day, or other conditions affecting supply and demand.
Most of all, it takes a steadfast commitment to serve the best interests of our consumer-members.
Remember that September
Looking back, we remember — as if we could forget — and honor the victims and families of that unimaginable day 20 years ago that forever changed our country and the world. The term “9/11” will be with us for generations, as we continue to observe the day and learn from the tragedy. We honor the memory of Sept. 11, 2001, in our story on page 34 and in our Member Interactive feature on page 44. Never forget.