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Coop News from EnerStar

Warning: Signs on utility polls can cause harm

Damaged poleIn the summer we often see utility poles littered with fliers. While it may seem like a harmless act, these little pieces of paper can cause big harm for utility workers.

EnerStar member and lineman wins Father of the Year

Father of the YearCheck out page 22 of Illinois Country Living (ICL) magazine for a familiar face! Our very own member and lineman Chad Cornwell has been named the 2018 Father of the Year by ICL.

EnerStar in the community

Seven cooperative principles guide all electric co-ops including EnerStar. Two of them are “Concern for the Community” and “Education, Training and Information.” The education and training does not just apply to co-op employees. It is our mission to reach out and educate those living in the communities we serve. In April, we had several opportunities to do just that. 

EnerStar Electric sends students to Youth Day

State Representative Brad Halbrook recently met with two local high school students representing EnerStar Electric Cooperative during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day in Springfield.

EnerStar sparks learning during a visit from area fourth graders

The safety of our members is important to EnerStar Electric Cooperative. So throughout year, your locally-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative does its part to promote consumer education about how electricity works and how to prevent electrical accidents.

EnerStar Electric members gain long-term benefits from low-cost solar deal

Members of EnerStar Electric, along 22 other member co-ops of Wabash Valley Power (WVPA), will benefit from a long term agreement to purchase the energy and capacity generated by what will be the largest solar array built in Illinois.

EnerStar Electric Cooperative holds Annual Meeting of Members

The weather did not dampen the tradition as EnerStar Electric Cooperative members gathered for their 79th Annual Meeting of Members on March 24. Members enjoyed a complimentary pancake and sausage breakfast prior to the meeting. Once again, members were able to participate in the meeting through real-time voting. Each membership was given a remote device to help “voice” their answers to questions offered by President/CEO Mike Clark throughout the meeting.

Thank you. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Enerstar would like to thank the following vendors and businesses who donated door prizes to our 79th Annual Meeting of Members:

EnerStar searching for former members 1977 - 1981

As a not-for-profit rural electric cooperative EnerStar is owned by the members who receive electricity from our cooperative. At the end of the year after all the revenues have been collected and all the expenses are paid the remaining margins (profits) are allocated to members who received electric service during the year. These are called capital credits. They represent member equity in our cooperative. The EnerStar Board of Directors reviews the financial health of the cooperative each year to determine if it is financially feasible to authorize a capital credit retirement.

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