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Residential Membership


Our motto is Members First! and we stand behind that tradition.

Our Member-owners are a force of more than 10,000 in 10 northwest Ohio counties.

Our board is made up of Members, just like you, from the districts we serve.


  • Patronage Capital - money back at the end of the year!
  • Reliable electric service
  • Free energy audits
  • Member-only programs and events
  • Energy saving tips and rebate programs
  • Discounts through Co-op Connections Card
  • Community involvement
  • Membership News                                                    

OUR MISSION STATEMENT -"Hancock Wood Electric Inc. provides safe and reliable electric service, and competitive rates to our members. HWE is an innovative organization, locally controlled and guided by cooperative principals, which provide excellent member services and energy solutions for the betterment of our members through dedicated employees, advanced technologies and community involvement”       

Contact us toll-free at 800-445-4840.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 

We demonstrate our Concern for Community by volunteering and donating to local charitable causes. Nearly $500,000 in grants have been distributed in the last decade through grants and Operation Round Up funds to individuals and organizations in need. We also provide assistance to Habitat for Humanity, schools, churches and community events. To learn more, click on Community Involvement above. learn more

Members benefit from electric service reliability, competitive rates, money after co-op bills are paid in the form of patronage/capital credits, discounts, informative co-op publications, easy-to-access payment plans, rebates, scholarships, family-friendly Member-only events and a vote in the direction of Hancock-Wood Electric Co-op. To learn more, click on Member Benefits above. learn more

Hancock-Wood Electric Cooperative has granted more than $100,000 in scholarships within the last decade. An additional Power Systems Engineer (PSE) Scholarship has been added to the program. The winner of this scholarship is eligible for paid internship(s) in the co-op’s engineering department. learn more