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Where does my power come from?

Buckeye Power, Inc. is the generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative that is jointly owned by Firelands Electric and the other 23 electric distribution cooperatives in Ohio. Buckeye Power believes technology, efficiency, and conservation are crucial paths toward ensuring the electricity needs of nearly 400,000 homes and businesses served by member-owned electric cooperatives in Ohio. They have successfully dealt with economic and legislative challenges by always keeping the best interests of our members at the forefront.

Ohio's electric cooperatives also owns 417-MW of coal-fired base load generation with its partial ownership in Ohio Valley Electric Corporation (OVEC) and an entitlement to the power from OVEC’s Kyger Creek and Clifty Creek power stations. Buckeye’s flagship Cardinal Power Station is a “best in class” world performer in reduction of emissions – sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, mercury, and particulates – with the completion of flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems. Buckeye owns two units at the Cardinal Station – Unit No. 2, rated at 600 megawatts (MW), and Unit No. 3, rated at 630 MW – and Ohio Power Company, an affiliate of American Electric Power (AEP), owns Unit 1.

Buckeye Power continues to diversify its generation mix by acquiring additional capacity from both traditional and alternative energy sources.

Cardinal Plant: How We Generate Electricity [PDF]

Buckeye Power Energy Portfolio [PDF]

Cardinal Generating Station Data [PDF]

Coal-Fired Generation Information [PDF]

2018 Cardinal Tour Information [PDF]

Sign up for 2018 Cardinal Tour

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Firelands Electric promotes economic development as a means of retaining existing businesses and attracting new businesses into our cooperative's service territory. A professional development staff can assist in the selection of sites, while offering guidance for state and federal incentive packages. For more information, click here to contact our Member Services department at 1-800-533-8658.

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