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Coop News from EnerStar

Financing available…KOHLER Whole House Generators

When bad weather rolls in, it can mean damage to EnerStar’s electric system, and severe weather can bring extended outages. For those who need uninterrupted power due to medical devices or others who always want to have power, it may be time to install a generator. Because of this, EnerStar now offers Kohler standby power generators for purchase. Financing is also available. Our employees and your installer will guide you to the best model for you wants and needs.

County Line Seeds receives Power Moves grant

Cooperative member, County Line Seeds in Kansas, Ill., has been awarded a $2,754 Power Moves grant for energy efficiency from EnerStar and Wabash Valley Power Association, the co-op’s wholesale provider who offers the funds. Kacey Lovell and Stuart Goble of County Line Seeds are photographed receiving the $2,754 check from EnerStar’s Angela Griffin.

EnerStar makes Commitment to Zero Contacts

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange recently introduced a Commitment to Zero Contacts initiative to help eliminate serious injuries and fatalities and enhance cooperative safety programs.

You have the power with PowerShift

The time of day that our members use power changes how much that power costs our electric cooperative. It’s the law of supply and demand: When everybody’s using electricity, it costs more and puts a bigger strain on the electric system.

EnerStar Electric lineman wins Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

EnerStar Electric linemen Russ Camp came out on top at the 21st annual Lineman’s Safety Rodeo winning best overall individual lineman and best overall team with linemen from Shelby Electric Cooperative (SEC). This event, sponsored by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, was held Sept. 28.

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. EnerStar is on the hunt for two outstanding students to represent our cooperative at the Youth Tour this year. 

English receives Director Leadership Certificate

EnerStar Electric Cooperative’s Board Director Dale English was awarded the Director Leadership Certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This certificate acknowledges English’s efforts in pursuing further education in administration, strategic planning and the ever-evolving legal landscape cooperatives must navigate. Thank you, Dale, for your devotion to your cooperative. 

IEC Memorial Scholarships available 

EnerStar Electric Cooperative President/CEO Mike Clark has announced that Illinois electric cooperatives in 2019 will award 12 $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program designed to financially assist students in the electric cooperative family. 

Capital credit refund checks mailing Nov. 30

Years of Service 1985-1986

At the July 2018 meeting, after review of the cooperative’s financial position, the board of directors voted to retire $623,352 in capital credits to current and former members of the cooperative who received electric service for the years of 1985 and 1986.


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