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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 serving Ohio. Buckeye Power believes technology, efficiency, and conservation are crucial paths to ensure the electricity needs of nearly 400,000 homes and businesses served by the 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.

As Buckeye’s flagship, Cardinal Power Station is a “best in class” world performer in the reduction of emission such as sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, mercury, and particulates. Cardinal Station's Unit No. 2 is at rated at 600 megawatts (MW) and Unit No. 3 is rated at 630 MW.

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]

2019 Cardinal Tour Information [PDF]

2019 Cardinal Tour Schedule (tentative) [PDF]

Sign Up for the 2019 Cardinal Tour


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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