Lorain-Medina Rural Electric Cooperative is an electric distribution cooperative serving the needs of about 16,600 customers in Ashland, Huron, Lorain, Medina and Wayne counties.
Run as a non-profit cooperative, Lorain-Medina is owned and controlled by the members we serve. Members voice their opinions on operation and control of the cooperative through their elected Board of Trustees.
We maintain about 1,500 miles of underground and overhead power lines as well as 15 substations.
Originally incorporated in 1935, Lorain-Medina has been serving the area for over 70 years.
Lorain-Medina Rural Electric is one of 24 Ohio electric cooperatives. Together, we own and operate a generation and transmission cooperative called Buckeye Power, Inc. Buckeye Power owns two of the three generating units in the Cardinal Generating Station located on the Ohio River near Steubenville, Ohio. The two coal-fired units provide electricity required by all of the cooperative members in Ohio. In addition, the Ohio electric cooperatives power generation portfolio includes the 510-megawatt natural gas or oil-fired Robert P. Mone Plant, located in Van Wert County in western Ohio; 55 MW from the New York Power Authority; 200 MW of coal-fired generation from the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation; and 200 MW of peaking power from single-cycle natural-gas fired combustion turbines in Greenville, OH. The Ohio cooperatives also purchase 30 MW of power from a wind farm in Story County, Iowa.
We are a Touchstone Energy Cooperative®, an alliance of over 700 electric cooperatives across the nation meeting service excellence standards. Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives pledge to operate with integrity, accountability, innovation and a spirit of community awareness.