Although electricity distributed by EnerStar Electric Cooperative includes renewable energy, some members are interested in taking the next step in utilizing renewables to power their home. If so, Co-op Solar is here to help you accomplish your goals.
EnerStar’s 79th Annual Meeting is just around the corner and cooperative members have the opportunity to run in the upcoming board of directors election. Members who are eligible candidates and can commit the time and energy to the member-owned corporation may want to consider this opportunity.
The role of director is a huge commitment – of time, energy and education – more than most members realize. Thankfully, there are members who are willing to serve in this important capacity. Decisions made can affect the membership into the next generation.
Linemen from EnerStar Electric Cooperative participated in the 20th Lineman’s Safety Rodeo sponsored by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) on Friday, Oct. 20. This year, 13 teams participated in the competition. The rodeo gives linemen the opportunity to showcase their special skill sets that keep the lights on but in a way that makes sure they also return home safely after a long night of work.
For over 50 years, the electric cooperatives of Illinois have given tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to learn from today’s public officials. And EnerStar is on the hunt to for two outstanding students to represent our cooperative at the Youth Tour this year.
EnerStar employees and directors recently hosted a dedication ceremony in late September at the Paris Solar Generating Station. The new solar array, located just north of the cooperative’s office on Illinois Route 1 in Paris, is now producing solar energy.
As we continue our series of getting to know your co-op employees and their duties, we turn our spotlight toward employees who tend to be a bit more visible to co-op members. These are the employees that really keep the lights on: the line crew.
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