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EnerStar Electric Cooperative proudly supports 4-H

Did you know that our electric cooperative was founded in 1938 by the Edgar County Farm Bureau? Yep! That’s right! And we are proud of our ag roots. That is why we strongly support 4-H and the local county extension offices each year. Here are just a few fun photos from this summer’s 4-H fairs. We appreciate the hard work of all the participants, but we have a soft spot for those electricity projects.

Now is a great time to sign up for budget billing

Members wanting to eliminate the fluctuations of their monthly electric bills are encouraged to sign up for EnerStar’s Budget Billing program!

Become an Air Evac Lifeteam Member through EnerStar Electric Cooperative

EnerStar and AirEvac Lifeteam have partnered to offer our residential members the opportunity to join the Air Evac Lifeteam Membership program through an affordable billing plan. Members have the option to choose the convenience of paying a monthly fee or an annual fee. Each plan is offered at a discounted rate through your Cooperative.

Get to know your co-op accounting department

If you are walking through the co-op office and hear fingers tapping on the number keys or the sound of paper shooting out of a desktop calculator, you are most likely near one of the accounting office doors. Often working diligently under a deadline, these employees get everything done from processing account payables to gathering financial data that your board of directors will review at their month-end meeting.

Elizabeth Kannmacher wins IEC Memorial Scholarship

Elizabeth Kannmacher of Martinsville High School is one of ten winners of this year’s Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship. She is the daughter of Elizabeth and Mark Kannmacher of Martinsville.

About Wabash Valley Power

Known for its deliberately different approach to powering the Midwest, Wabash Valley Power is a not-for-profit generation and transmission electric cooperative that provides wholesale electricity to 23 locally owned electric distribution cooperatives in Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri.

Here comes the sun!

New solar array at co-op office will soon power homes

Students Represent EnerStar as Youth to Washington

Phillip Gorrell and Shelbie Kile, both of Marshall, represented EnerStar Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C. during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 9-16. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction to our democratic form of government and cooperatives for rural youth. 

Capital Credits

Did you or a family member have electric service from EnerStar (formerly Edgar Electric) from the years of 1969 to 1976. If so, we may be looking for you. Follow this link (PDF) to see a list of former members we are trying to locate.

Getting to know your Member Services Department

When you call the co-op office and hear, “Thank you for ­calling EnerStar. How may I help you?” you are most likely talking to an employee in our Member Services Department. They work hard for our membership and ­really never know what the day will bring!

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