Knox Energy has extended its operations throughout many communities in Ohio and western Pennsylvania by partnering with local public utilities, local gas producers, and interstate pipeline companies. The cooperative has grown from the initial target of 400 members to over 15,000 in its first ten years of existence.
- April 21, 1998 - Knox Energy Cooperative Association, Inc. is formed for the purpose of providing gas service to the Apple Valley Lake community in Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Construction begins on a new gas distribution system with almost 300,000 feet of piping. Construction begins on a new gas distribution system with almost 300,000 feet of piping.
- March 24, 2004 - The Ohio Public Utilities Commission requests assistance in resolving significant issues with the public utility company providing service to the town of West Portsmouth, Ohio. Knox Energy assumes control over this system, fixes problems, and expands service to new customers.
- November 1, 2004 - Knox Energy agrees to purchase an existing gas distribution system located near Caldwell, Ohio, serving nearly 3,000 customers.
- October 7, 2005 - The Knox Energy Cooperative signs an agreement to purchase all of the pipeline assets serving the town of Claysville, Pennsylvania.
- January 1, 2006 - Knox Energy agrees to purchase Northern Industrial Energy Development, Inc. (NIED), a fully regulated gas utility operating throughout Ohio.
- May 15, 2006 - The Ohio Public Utilities Commission requested that Knox Energy Cooperative Association take over and replace an existing defective gas system serving two small communities in Columbiana County, Ohio.
- March 22, 2007 - The Knox Energy Cooperative is approved by the Pennsylvania Utility Commission to purchase all of the pipeline assets serving the area in and around the town of Kane, Pennsylvania. Knox assumes operational control in May.
CONTINUED GROWTH AND OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE:
From the earliest inception of Knox Energy to the present, we have taken great pride in our well-established reputation for the quality of the work we provide at each and every step of supplying service to our members. From the installation of pipelines through reclamation, we ensure a timely and orderly construction schedule. Once installed, we ensure that the system is operated and maintained to the highest standards available today. That level of performance is evident based on our continuing safety and compliance record with every state and federal organization. Today, more than ten years after its formation, Knox Energy continues to actively seek opportunities for membership growth in the non-profit natural gas distribution markets in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.