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EnerStar, Co-Bank grants help local food pantries, ambulance service

For the eighth year, EnerStar Electric Cooperative has been awarded the CoBank Sharing Success matching grant. The grant’s purpose is to help cooperatives support causes and organizations important to the communities they serve. This year, the Compassionate Food Pantry of Edgar County, the Northern Edgar County Ambulance Service and the Chrisman Food Pantry each received $5,000.

Youth to Washington

Apply today to represent EnerStar in D.C.

For more than 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 for two outstanding students to represent our co-op at Youth Tour this year. 

EnerStar’s Youth Tour is actually two separate events: Youth Day in Springfield held in March 2020, and the week-long, all-expense paid Youth to Washington trip on June 19 - 26, 2020.

Don’t Cook Up A Stormy Electric Bill For The Holiday

While you’re busy in the kitchen preparing your family’s holiday feast, Safe Electricity wants to help keep your family safe and your energy bills low.

Don’t Let Old Electrical Wiring Pose a Problem

People who love older homes usually get drawn in by their grandeur. They see a Victorian home in the historic district and fall in love with its stately staircase and intricate architectural features. Once they sign on the dotted line, they painstakingly restore woodwork, make sure windows are in working order and tend to other repairs. One of the top priorities on their “To Do” list should be to get the electrical system inspected by a qualified electrician.

“Paws” And Take Steps to Keep Pets Safe From Electrical Hazards This Holiday Season

Every year thousands of pets around the country are given as gifts during the holiday season. If you are thinking about joining this tradition, please “paws” to prepare your home before bringing a furry friend home for the holidays.

Twelve scholarships worth $2,000 each!

Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship Program
Twelve scholarships will be awarded for the 2020-2021 school year.

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

What Are GFCIs and Are They Required Outdoors?

Did you know that ground-fault circuit interrupter or GFCI protection is required for all outdoor outlets, which are also known as outdoor receptacles?

EnerStar linemen take top honors at Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

Eleven teams of linemen from 10 electric cooperatives and one municipal electric company participated in the 22nd annual Lineman’s Safety Rodeo sponsored by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) on Friday, Sept. 27.

Capital credit refund checks mailing

Earlier this year, after review of the cooperative’s financial position, the EnerStar board of directors voted to retire capital credits to current and former members of the cooperative who received electric service in 1987 and a partial retirement of the 1988. The remainder of that year will be paid in the coming year.

“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.”

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