Co-op Spotlight: North Central Electric Cooperative
Located in the heart of northern Ohio, North Central Electric Cooperative (NCE) serves 9,972 consumer-members on 1,794 miles of electrical line across eight counties. NCE, whose headquarters is in the small town of Attica, serves communities that offer a variety of opportunities to locals and visitors alike.
In addition to residential service, NCE boasts a strong and diverse commercial and industrial presence in its service territory, and provides electricity for several larger industrial companies. The National Lime and Stone Company in Carey provides aggregates and minerals throughout Ohio and the U.S., while remaining a local business proud of its history of civic involvement. The company offers tours and other educational opportunities for local school systems, and employees work with local charities and organizations to benefit their community. NCE also serves Charter Steel, a leading American supplier of carbon and alloy steel bar, among other products.
NCE further serves three rural schools and offers a variety of youth-focused programs for students, including scholarships, internships, and the chance to participate in Ohio Cooperative Youth Day and the Youth Tour to Washington, D.C.
Things to do
NCE’s service territory comes to life in the summer months, with a variety of places and activities for both residents and visitors to enjoy. Acres of campgrounds, local and county fairs, and several festivals liven up the warmer Ohio months. The Oak Ridge Festival in Attica, held in July and October, is a particular favorite, with live entertainment, handmade items, food, and fun for the whole family. Seneca Caverns in Bellevue is one of Ohio’s largest underground caverns, where visitors have the opportunity to descend 110 feet below the surface for a truly memorable adventure.
North Central Electric prides itself on being with its members from the time they wake up, while they’re on the job or in school, and when they return home at night. It’s all part of being a cooperative family.