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Coop News from EnerStar

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. 

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.

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