The Noble County Chamber of Commerce named Washington Electric Cooperative its 2020 Business of the Year.
The award is in recognition of Washington Electric’s proactive measures in providing the best and safest energy service to residents in Noble County today and well into the future. To be considered, a business must have a significant presence and/or provide substantial benefit to the county’s citizens and economy. Areas for consideration are consistent outstanding customer service, innovative products, consistent involvement in the community, and responsiveness to business and industry challenges and to the community’s needs.
Washington Electric recently upgraded its South Olive substation, which supplies power to co-op members in a portion of western Noble County. The project improved the area’s electric service reliability and brought greater electric load capacity, both of which are critical components of future economic growth. The chamber also recognized Washington Electric for its support of local broadband initiatives.