2020 Highlights and Happenings at The Frontier Power Company
• Scholarship winners were: 1st Places - Kaitlyn Richard, River View High School, and Dylan Garretson, Newcomerstown High School. 2nd Places - Taylor Keffer and John, both of Ridgewood High School
• Youth Tour to Washington, DC winner was Britton McCoy, River View High School.
• Bryar Cox, graduate of River View High School, once again helped our right-of-way department by working with the spray crews as summer help. Bryar is a Mechanical Engineering student at Zane State.
• Appointed Jerry Olinger to the board of trustees to fill the vacant position left for District D, Coshocton County when Tim Anderson resigned due to a move out of state.
• Appointed Seth Gerber to the available District B-I, Tuscarawas County position with the passing of board member Robert E. Wise.
• Steven K. Nelson, General Manager, was re-elected as chairman of Buckeye Power, Inc. Board of Trustees for his 25th term.
• Sent a crew to help neighboring Washington Electric Cooperative in December after a winter storm produced damage across their service area.
• Purchased several animals at the Tuscarawas and Coshocton county fairs supporting our local youth completing FFA and 4-H projects.
• Returned approximately $50,100 in credits on December electric bills for members who have a water heater control switch to help beat the peak.
• Returned approximately $3,120 in credits on June, July, August and September electric bills for members who participate in the “Cool Returns” program.
• Issued grants with funds generated from the “Frontier Power Community Connections Fund” helping organizations totaling $39,2551.88.
• Returned approximately $400,033 in general retirement capital credits to current and former members and $305,738 was paid to estates.
• Service progress included 95 new connections, 59 individual upgrades, 72 pole changes and 17 new security lights installed.
• Replaced and rebuilt approximately 21.2 miles of line.
The world may have come to a screeching halt in 2020, but Frontier Power kept moving forward. We strive to bring our members safe, reliable electric service at affordable rates and that has never changed. We continued to bring rebates and services to our members through programs like the Energy Star Appliance Rebate program and the Co-op Connections Card. Each year we maintain rights-of-way to prevent outages, and build new line for new services and replace older equipment. Although many events were cancelled this past year, we have hopes of conducting some events in a safe manner for 2021. Regardless, Frontier Power will be here to serve its members continuing to support our communities through programs offered, new technology and volunteering.