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Coop News from EnerStar

Board petitions still available

The annual meeting of members is just around the corner, and the January 23, 2018 deadline to submit petitions is fast approaching. If you are interested in running for election to the EnerStar Board of Directors, pick up your petition now!

Here Comes the Sun - Co-op Solar Now Available

Although electricity distributed by EnerStar Electric Cooperative includes renewable energy, some members are interested in taking the next step in utilizing renewables to power their home. If so, Co-op Solar is here to help you accomplish your goals.

Petitions Available for March Board Elections

EnerStar’s 79th Annual Meeting is just around the corner and cooperative members have the opportunity to run in the ­upcoming board of directors election. Members who are eligible candidates and can commit the time and energy to the member-owned ­corporation may want to consider this opportunity.

The role of director is a huge commitment – of time, energy and education – more than most members realize. Thankfully, there are members who are willing to serve in this important capacity. Decisions made can affect the membership into the next generation.

EnerStar Electric linemen compete in Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

Linemen from EnerStar Electric Cooperative participated in the 20th Lineman’s Safety Rodeo sponsored by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) on Friday, Oct. 20. This year, 13 teams participated in the competition. The rodeo gives linemen the opportunity to showcase their special skill sets that keep the lights on but in a way that makes sure they also return home safely after a long night of work.

10 Scholarships worth $2000 each!

Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship Program
Ten scholarships will be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year.

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

Office Closings

EnerStar's office will be closed for Christmas on December 22 & 25, and January 1 & 2 for New Years. Happy Holidays!



Youth to Washington - Candidates sought to represent EnerStar

2017 Youth to Washington StudentsFor over 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 to for two outstanding students to represent our cooperative at the Youth Tour this year.

Ten 2018 IEC Memorial Scholarships Available

Applications due December 31

​EnerStar CEO Mike Clark has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives in 2018 will award nine academic scholarships to high school seniors through a memorial scholarship fund designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.” In addition, a tenth scholarship – to assist with costs in attending an electric lineworker school – will also be offered.

EnerStar, Wabash Valley Power dedicate solar array

Here comes the sun!

​EnerStar employees and directors recently hosted a dedication ceremony in late September at the Paris Solar Generating Station. The new solar array, located just north of the cooperative’s office on Illinois Route 1 in Paris, is now producing solar energy.

Get to know your cooperative departments

Archie Eslinger, Dana Young, and Kent MilbournAs we continue our series of getting to know your co-op employees and their duties, we turn our spotlight toward employees who tend to be a bit more visible to co-op members. These are the employees that really keep the lights on: the line crew.


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