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Redesigned with you in mind

EnerStar Electric Cooperative recently debuted a new billing statement design. To better serve our member-owners, the new design needed to be an easy to read design yet one that offers information to help the consumer make smart energy decisions.

Cooperatives see the future

Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high, and ultimately consumers want greater control over their energy use and payment methods. The prevalence of smart-phone apps and “smart” technology for the home is increasing, and consumers and businesses are showing greater interest in electric vehicles. There’s no denying it: electric utilities will have to make changes to the way they provide energy to accommodate these trends.

Board training – In the field

The EnerStar board of directors are members just like you who were elected to serve the membership. They all have “day jobs” and do not work for an electric utility. To help them better understand it all, our statewide and national associations offer training and education to help directors easily wear their “co-op hat.”

EnerStar Electric Cooperative proudly supports 4-H

We strongly support the local county extension offices and the 4-H programs each year.

EnerStar now offering Kohler Whole House Generators

EnerStar Electric Cooperative now offers Kohler standby power generators for use during emergencies and damaging weather conditions.

Survey says! Member survey coming soon

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 Inside Information who has worked with cooperatives across the country.

Lineman Chad Cornwell honored as Father of the Year

Chad and his wife and 5 childrenEarly last month, Enerstar employees, family, and friends of the Chad Cornwell family gathered for a celebration of his “Father of the Year” award.

Youth to Washington tour – more than just a trip

By Bethanny Lawson, Youth Tour participant

 Bethanny Lawson and Chase Mayne in formal attireOne may not expect a weeklong trip to our nation’s capital to be a spiritual journey, but mine certainly was.

Local students represent EnerStar Electric during the nationwide Youth to Washington Tour

Two local students were selected from a diverse group of applicants to represent EnerStar Electric Cooperative. They were sent on an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 8-15 as part of the annual Youth Tour.

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