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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. 

EnerStar Annual Meeting Postponed, Board Elections Proceed as Scheduled

Our co-op is committed to the welfare and safety of our valued membership, our dedicated employees, and the communities we serve. In that spirit of community, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following the CDC recommendation and the recent Illinois school closings, the Annual Meeting scheduled for March 28, 2020 has been postponed.

Completed voting ballots can be returned one of three ways. The cooperative highly encourages members to mail their ballots. These should be received by March 26. However, there are two options for hand-delivering ballots. Ballots can be placed in EnerStar’s night deposit box by Friday, March 27, 2020 or brought to the Crestwood School on Saturday, March 28, 2020, where the cooperative will have temporary facilities in the parking lot between 7:30 am to 9:30 am. Election results will be announced shortly after.

EnerStar Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic

Keeping the lights on is our priority. Recent events have triggered portions of our Emergency Response Plan. To keep our workforce healthy and able to serve our members, some employees will be working remotely and the EnerStar lobby will be closed beginning Monday, March 16. You can count on our employees to serve our members’ needs and restore power outages promptly. Payments can be made over the phone, through our website at or mobile SmartHub app, left in the night deposit box, or at MoneyGram locations using the billing code 15228. The co-op will reimburse any Money Gram processing fee of $1.50 per transaction. With your needs, call us at 800-635-4145 or email at

What is right-of-way and why is it necessary?

A right-of-way, when it comes to utilities, is an agreement that allows a utility to use or access a piece of property according to the terms of the easement.

Does your improvement qualify for a Power Moves rebate?

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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.

Years of Service recognized

We have some really GREAT employees!

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!

2020 Director Candidate Profiles

Results Announced at Annual Meeting on March 28, 2020

It’s time to vote for fellow co-op members to serve on the EnerStar Board of Directors. Ballots were mailed to all active memberships on Feb. 12. There are three ways to return your completed ballot.

Keep Your Furry Friends Safe Around Electricity

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.

Power Moves 2020 Residential Rebate Program


All installations are subject to verification and/or inspection.

For full requirements, see applications.


Annual Meeting is March 28, 2020

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.


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