Company History

Our History

As you may know, a cooperative is a buying group* organized to provide low cost services to member businesses. Cooperatives are unique because the consumers they serve own them. They are guided by principles that reflect the best interests of those consumers. According to the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, more than 100 million Americans are members of 47,000 cooperatives in the United States, providing a wide array of goods and services.

In 1998 an energy cooperative was formed in Ohio by a group of business people, like you, to save money on natural gas costs. The Energy Cooperative of Ohio operates under the laws of the state of Ohio to provide at-cost natural gas to its members. The Co-op has met all of the requirements of the Ohio Consumers Council, the PUCO, East Ohio Gas and Columbia Gas of Ohio to serve commercial & industrial customers under the Choice and Firm Requirements programs.