In 2020, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is planning $5,673,951 in investments focused on system improvements that will directly increase the co-op’s service reliability and maintain existing facilities – all without an electric rate increase for residential or commercial members.
Primary components of the 2020 work plan include:
- Rebuild of the Cecil Substation for improved reliability, system durability, and increased load capacity for future growth.
- A budgeted 28 miles of line rebuilds across Ohio and Indiana, as well as sectionalizing to reduce outage minutes.
- Testing 3,565 poles in Adams, Jackson, and Maumee townships in Indiana and Carryall and Harrison townships in Ohio. Any poles that fail the test will be replaced.
- Right-of-way maintenance and tree trimming in Indiana’s Allen County and in parts of Ohio’s Paulding and Van Wert counties.
- Purchasing new equipment, like a bucket truck, poles, wire, etc.
“The PPEC trustees and employees work hard to deliver electric power that is reliable, safe and cost-competitive with our neighboring utilities,” said PPEC President and CEO George Carter. “Be assured that we are working to replace aging facilities, increase efficiency and improve our service reliability – all without raising rates and also returning $1.8 million in capital credits last year to members.”
Have questions about upcoming construction in your area? Give PPEC’s office a call at 800-686-2357.