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10 Scholarships worth $2000 each!

Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship Program
Ten scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year.

5 Scholarships are available for the sons/daughters of Illinois cooperative members for any two or four year accredited college in the United States.

Office Closings

EnerStar's office will be closed for Christmas on December 22 & 25, and January 1 & 2 for New Years. Happy Holidays!

 

 

Youth to Washington - Candidates sought to represent EnerStar

2017 Youth to Washington StudentsFor over 50 years, the electric cooperatives of Illinois have given tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to learn from today’s public officials. And EnerStar is on the hunt to for two outstanding students to represent our cooperative at the Youth Tour this year.

Ten 2018 IEC Memorial Scholarships Available

Applications due December 31

​EnerStar CEO Mike Clark has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives in 2018 will award nine academic scholarships to high school seniors through a memorial scholarship fund designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.” In addition, a tenth scholarship – to assist with costs in attending an electric lineworker school – will also be offered.

EnerStar, Wabash Valley Power dedicate solar array

Here comes the sun!

​EnerStar employees and directors recently hosted a dedication ceremony in late September at the Paris Solar Generating Station. The new solar array, located just north of the cooperative’s office on Illinois Route 1 in Paris, is now producing solar energy.

Get to know your cooperative departments

Archie Eslinger, Dana Young, and Kent MilbournAs we continue our series of getting to know your co-op employees and their duties, we turn our spotlight toward employees who tend to be a bit more visible to co-op members. These are the employees that really keep the lights on: the line crew.

Capital credit refunds approved

At the September 2017 meeting, after review of the cooperative’s financial position, the Board of Directors voted to return capital credits to current and former members of the cooperative.

“For many years now, EnerStar’s strategic focus has been to simultaneously improve the cooperative’s financial status while upgrading our utility infrastructure,” said Mike Clark, EnerStar CEO. “We are pleased to say we are accomplishing our goal.”

Youth to Washington Candidates sought to represent EnerStar

For over 50 years, the electric cooperatives of Illinois have given tomorrow’s leaders the opportunity to learn from today’s public officials. And EnerStar is on the hunt to for two outstanding students to represent our cooperative at the Youth Tour this year.

Jake Keys achieves Journeyman Lineman designation

EnerStar President and CEO Mike Clark has announced that Jake Keys received Journeyman Lineman status on August 16, 2017. Jake began the 4-year Apprentice Lineman step program in 2013, after 3 years in Enerstar’s Forestry department. Jake attended Lincoln Land Community College’s Electrical Distribution Lineman School in Springfield. Congratulations Jake!

Get to know your cooperative departments

As we continue our series of getting to know co-op employees and their duties, we look at two different departments for you to meet. Both serve vital roles at the cooperative.

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