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Local students represent EnerStar Electric during the nationwide Youth to Washington Tour

Two local students were selected from a diverse group of applicants to represent EnerStar Electric Cooperative. They were sent on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 8-15 as part of the annual Youth Tour.

Pounding the pavement at Co-op Lobby Day in Springfield

Co-op Lobby DayEvery year, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association welcomes co-op grassroot advocates to Washington, D.C. for the Legislative Conference.

EnerStar welcomes two interns

Shelby Hollis is employed as a communication intern. She is currently a senior at Indiana State University studying communication with a focus in public relations. She will be with us for the summer working on building our new website, community engagement and assisting with the management of social media. 

Graham, Swango accept new positions

Graham-SwangoEarlier this year, two EnerStar employees, Chase Graham and Austin Swango, accepted new positions of apprentice lineman here at the cooperative. Both men were previously employed in the co-op’s forestry department.

Survey says! Member survey coming soon

Your opinion matters to us

Every other year, the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) conducts a statewide member survey project on EnerStar’s behalf. Participants are randomly selected by a marketing survey firm, with close ties to our national organization, is conducting the survey. 

Local student earns electric cooperative scholarship

As an Illinois electric cooperative, EnerStar Electric Cooperative participates along with 23 other Illinois electric cooperatives in the Thomas H.

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. 

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