Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative plan investments for 2021

PAULDING — Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is planning $4 million in investments focused on system improvements that will directly increase the co-op’s service reliability and maintain existing facilities.

Officials say they will do this “all without an electrical rate increase for residential or commercial members.”

Among the projects in 2021 are 31 miles of line rebuilds across Oho and Indiana; installing and upgrading new sectionalizing equipment for improved reliability, system durability and to reduce outage time; and testing 4,435 utility poles in Brown and Jackson Townships in Paulding County and Monroe Township in Putnam County. Those that fail will be replaced. There will also be right-of-way maintenance and tree trimming in parts of Indiana’s Allen County and in Putnam and Van Wert counties in Ohio.

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