When you make energy-efficiency upgrades, you save energy, save money, and help keep the planet squeaky clean. By our count, that makes for a win-win-win-win situation. Not too shabby, right? We will take it one step further. Sometimes those upgrades qualify for rebates and incentives from EnerStar.
EnerStar is fortunate to have employees with many years of experience. At the 81st Annual Meeting of Members held on March 28, two employees were recognized for their years of service. From left to right: Jim Lewis (20 years) and Jake Keys (10 years). Thank you for your service to our cooperative!
You do all you can to keep your pets healthy: you take them to the veterinarian for checkups, feed them well and ensure they are up to date on vaccinations. After all, for many people, pets are part of the family.
Mark your calendar for our Annual Meeting of Members on Saturday, March 28. As is tradition, a complimentary member breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. The business meeting will begin at 9:30.
Effective with the April billing statements, EnerStar Electric Cooperative will implement a small increase in its electric rates. The average EnerStar residential member uses about 1,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per month, and these members will see a 3 percent increase in their bill.
As a member-owner, you are an important part of the decision-making and policy-setting at EnerStar Electric Cooperative. And that means you have the right to vote annually for your board of directors. Directors are co-op members willing to give of their time to decide on the direction of co-op.
In June 2018, my electric cooperative, EnerStar, sent me to Washington, D.C. on a week-long trip called Youth to Washington. The following summer, my brother Jerad was selected as one of EnerStar’s Youth Tour reps. When I picked Jerad up on the last day of his tour, we spent the day comparing stories from our separate trips. There were both tears and laughter. The only bummer was that we didn’t get to experience the city that had captured pieces of both of our hearts together.
Deadline to represent EnerStar in D.C. is January 31
The deadline is quickly approaching to represent EnerStar Electric in Washington, D.C. this summer. For more than 50 years, electric co-ops of Illinois have given tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to learn from today’s public officials, and EnerStar is looking for two outstanding students in our cooperative family to represent us at Youth Tour this year.
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