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Why we plan outages

Sometimes, you may hear that EnerStar will be having a “planned outage.” Ever wondered why? 

Occasionally, the equipment we use to bring power to your home needs to be repaired or replaced. When this happens, as a way to keep our crews and you safe, we plan a power interruption. 

“We do our best to plan these outages during times when you will be least inconvenienced,” said EnerStar’s CEO Mike Clark. 

Petitions available for March board elections

EnerStar’s 81st 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. 

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.


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