Thankful & Grateful

We’re Thankful for Your Membership

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

In the spirit of this quote by author William Arthur Ward, PenLight staff and management would like to express our gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of your connection to PenLight, we are able to invest in our community in ways that continue to enhance our quality of life.

As part of the cooperative business model, one of our core principles is “Concern for Community.” While PenLight’s priority is always to provide safe, reliable and affordable energy, we view our role in the community as a catalyst for good to be equally important.

We are purposeful when partnering with local groups to support programs throughout our community. We work closely with local organizations to provide safety demonstrations, support programs that award college scholarships and provide funding for educational grants. Ultimately, the larger community benefits from these programs because you empower the co-op through your membership and your participation in and support of these programs. When you attend co-op events, alert us to problems or provide suggestions to our employees, you help us improve operations and thereby better serve the larger co-op membership.

Because we are locally governed by members of our community, we are able to get a firsthand perspective on community priorities, enabling us to make more informed decisions on long-term investments, such as community solar programs, equipment and technology upgrades, and electric vehicle programs.

On a more personal note, we appreciate the countless acts of kindness our lineworkers and other employees receive when working in severe weather and dangerous conditions. Our employees are thankful for your patience and consideration when we are restoring power during challenging situations and prolonged periods.

PenLight was originally established more than 90 years ago to bring electricity to our area when no one else would. The cooperative is a reflection of our local community and its evolving needs. Together, let’s continue making our corner of the world a better place. We can’t do it without you—and for that, we’re thankful for your membership.