Two promoted at Adams Electric

Gettysburg, PA – Adams Electric Cooperative announced recently that Jordan Hoke, of Shippensburg, has advanced to fourth year apprentice in the operations department, while Tom McMaster, of Hanover, was promoted to field design coordinator in the engineering department.

Hoke advanced within his apprenticeship, June 28. Hoke began with the co-op in August 2014 as a first year apprentice. He works out of the cooperative’s Shippensburg District.

Adams Electric employees earn supervisory certificates

GETTYSBURG, PA – Three employees of Adams Electric Cooperative recently completed the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) supervisory certificate program in State College, Pa.

Staking Technician B Tony McCauslin of Biglerville, Journeyman First Class Craig Mummert of Spring Grove and Journeyman Second Class Brad Varner of Shippensburg completed the program and join 48 other cooperative employees who have received their supervisory certificates since 1992.

Adams builds new home for osprey pair

Adams Electric Cooperative worked with the Pennsylvania Game Commission in June to create a new nesting platform for a pair of osprey that began nesting on one of the co-op’s utility poles. The game commission originally permitted Adams Electric to remove the nest after no eggs were found. Within a day of the removal, the birds started to rebuild on that same pole, creating a potential future outage and extreme hazard for themselves.

Adams Electric promotes line crew members

GETTYSBURG, PA: Adams Electric Cooperative, Inc. recently promoted two line workers within its operations department.

Mitch Orchowski of Gettysburg was promoted to line serviceman in the Gettysburg District. Orchowski began with the co-op in 1990 and was most recently a lead lineman.

Adam Waldron of Aspers was promoted to first year apprentice in the Gettysburg District. Waldron started with the cooperative in 2013 as a service dispatcher and moved to the operations department as a groundman in 2016.

Storm Q&A

Who do I call if an outage occurs?

When you experience a power outage, report it by calling Adams Electric's toll-free emergency service number, 800/726-2324.

Storm Survival Kit


  • A cord-based telephone or cell phone
  • A cooking source which can be used outdoors
  • An alternate source of heat with extra fuel
  • Battery-powered/portable clock
  • Battery-powered/portable radio, TV or NOAA Weather Radio
  • Blankets
  • Bottled Water (three-day supply)

Generator & Heat Safety

  • Consult a licensed electrician to select the right generator for your home or business. Make sure it meets national and local safety code requirements.
  • Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions for safe operation. The correct way to connect a generator is to have a certified electrician install a power transfer switch.

Food Safety

Keep Food Safe During an OutageFood Safety

If electric power is interrupted, food in a refrigerator can keep four to six hours. Do not unnecessarily open the refrigerator door.