POWER SUPPLY & BASE LOAD GENERATION
Where does my power come from?
The electricity powering the homes and businesses in Firelands Electric Cooperative's service territory is generated by Buckeye Power, Inc. (BPI), who has base-load generation assets that serve the day-to-day needs of Ohio’s cooperative members. These facilities are outfitted with state-of-the-art environmental controls. Click here for more information.
Ohio's Electric Cooperatives take a balanced approach to renewable energy. They utilize affordable coal-fired base load generation for the majority of our members' power. In addition to these assets, BPI also maintains two natural gas-fueled peaking facilities, which serve Ohio cooperative members on the coldest and hottest days of the year. BPI has made significant investments in renewable energy on behalf of the Ohio's Electric Cooperatives, including solar, anaerobic biodigesters, methane gas, and hydropower. Click here for more information.
Information Sheet: Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives Renewable Energy Sources [PDF]
ELECTRICAL DEREGULATION IN OHIO & CUSTOMER CHOICE
Ohio’s family of rural electric cooperative adopted a “watch, wait, and see” stance when the State Legislature passed a package of bills in 2000 addressing electric industry deregulation, also called “electric choice.” Click here for more information on electrical deregulation, customer choice, and more!
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 member 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.