“To move forward, you have to give back.”
This quote from Oprah Winfrey reflects the special bond and obligation that ties Owen Electric Cooperative to the communities we serve. We can’t think of a better time to express how much we love this community and serving you, the members of the co-op.
We know when we helped to bring electricity to rural northern Kentucky many years ago, the quality of life improved for all. Through the years, other issues needed to be tackled, and we have been at the forefront of helping to address some of those issues. We want to help meet the long-term needs of our community to ensure it continues to thrive – because just like you, we live here too.
While our top priority is to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy to you, equally important is our mission to enrich the lives of the members (that’s you!) that we serve. This focus to benefit the larger community is central to the way we operate as a cooperative. Owen Electric knows that electricity is a critical need for modern-day life, but it takes more than poles and power lines to make a community.
Over time, our co-op has evolved to meet the changing needs of our community, thereby improving the quality of life for everyone. And that can mean many different things. It can mean programs for Kentucky’s youth, such as education scholarships or the Washington Youth Tour, where we take our community’s brightest young people to Washington, D.C. for a week-long immersion to experience democracy in action. It means partnering with organizations like schools and civic groups to provide educational programs.
We all benefit from these programs because of you and your neighbors. You empower Owen Electric through your membership and through your participation in and support of these programs.
As a local business, we are proud to power your life and bring good things to our community. We hope you will continue to guide our efforts by sharing your perspective as we plan for the future. The energy landscape is undergoing dramatic change fueled by evolving technology and consumer desires for more options. While the larger environment in which we operate is constantly changing, one thing remains the same. By working together, we’re certain that we can continue to do good things for our community.