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.

Adams Electric Awards $11,000 In Adult Scholarships

Adams Electric Cooperative recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to 11 of its adult members to help them continue their education.

The 11 were chosen from among the applications reviewed by the co-op’s volunteer scholarship committee and approved by the board of directors. This is the eighth year for the adult scholarships and the ninth year for youth scholarships, awarded to high school seniors earlier in the year. Both programs are funded with Ownership Rewards (unclaimed patronage capital money) and do not affect member rates.

Adams Electric Recognizes Years Of Service

Adams Electric Cooperative recently recognized 17 employees and directors for a combined 305 years of dedicated service to the cooperative at its annual employee/director recognition dinner held in October in Hanover.

“It is a pleasure to work with so many dedicated people committed to making Adams Electric a better organization for the communities it serves,” says CEO/General Manager Steve Rasmussen.

Recognized were:

Do We Owe You Money?

When Adams Electric retires Ownership Rewards (patronage capital) to its current and former members, traditionally some of that money remains unclaimed after a year. By law, this money cannot be used to affect rates; therefore, the co-op uses the unclaimed funds to support high school and adult post-secondary education scholarships, invest in community projects and events, and aid members struggling to pay their electric bills.

Co-Op Returns Over $2 Million In Patronage Capital

GETTYSBURG, PA: Over the holiday season, Adams Electric Cooperative retired just over $2 million in patronage capital (the highest amount ever) to more than 38,000 current and former members.

The 2011 retirement of $2,054,000 marks the 38th consecutive year the cooperative has retired patronage capital, raising the total amount to $31.5 million returned to the local economy by Adams Electric. Retirements have exceeded $1 million each year since 1994.