Power outages can be caused by many things: ice accumulation weighs down power lines, tree limbs break off into the lines, an animal gets too close to a warm transformer, or maybe a car hits a utility poles. Here are some steps to take if you experience an outage:
Step 1: Make sure the outage is on our end; check your fuses and breakers and see if your neighbors have lights.
The annual meeting of members is just around the corner and the January 17, 2016, deadline to submit petitions is fast approaching. If you
are interested in running for election
to the EnerStar Board of Directors, pick up your petition now!
Sometimes, you may hear from our employees that EnerStar will be having a “planned outage.” You may have wondered, “What is a planned outage?” and “Why does my electric utility need to perform one?” Occasionally, the equipment we use to bring power to your home needs to be replaced, repaired or updated. When this happens, as a way to keep our crews and you safe, we plan an interruption to electric service.
DCA Lowering Electric Bills through End of Year, Capital Credit Refunds Issued
At the September 2016 meeting, after review of the cooperative’s financial position, the Board of Directors voted to return capital credits and lower electric bills as margins are expected to exceed budgeted numbers.
When night falls, it can get pretty dark in the countryside. Outdoor lighting, often referred to as security lights, brightens up walkways, sheds and backyards, at even the most remote homesteads.
In 2005, federal legislation banned the sale of traditional outdoor mercury-vapor (MV) lights. Many years before that, the cooperative had switched to high pressure sodium (HPS) lights. While the lumens, a measurement of the amount of light emitted, was virtually the same for these two lights, some members did not like the orange hue of the HPS lights and felt it was not as bright.
EnerStar’s 78th 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.
New Landfill Gas Plant to Open Near Buffalo, Indiana
Solar power and wind farms have long been used as renewable energy sources in the Midwest. But in 2002, Wabash Valley Power, the wholesale power provider to EnerStar Electric Cooperative, was one of the first utilities to use a much more unexpected resource for green energy—landfills.
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