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Coop News from EnerStar

Now is a great time to sign up for budget billing

Members wanting to eliminate the fluctuations of their monthly electric bills are encouraged to sign up for EnerStar’s Budget Billing program!

Accounts with at least 12 months of consumption history and with account balances paid in full are eligible.

Lineworker Appreciation Day

These boots were made for climbing – and that’s just what they’ll do! 

April 11 is Lineworker Appreciation Day.

That day, and every day, we thank electric lineworkers for the challenging work they do.

Board petitions still available

The annual meeting of members is tentatively set for June 2, 2022 and the April 4, 2022 deadline to submit petitions is fast approaching. If you are interested in running for the EnerStar Board of Directors, pick up your petition now!

Prior to receiving a petition, candidates should verify with cooperative personnel that they reside within an open Representative District. Petitions require the signatures of 15 EnerStar active members who live in the candidate’s Voting District. 

Borchers named manager of operations

EnerStar Journeyman Lineman Keith Borchers has been promoted to the position of manager of operations. Keith previously held the position of maintenance foreman.

Borchers began his career at EnerStar in June 1993 after graduating from Northwest Iowa Community College with a diploma in power line technology. 

Co-ops face supply chain delays

We can easily sum up EnerStar’s mission with just a few words: to reliably distribute affordable electricity to its member-owners while upholding our values of integrity, accountability and commitment to our community.

Welcome EnerStar’s new employees

EnerStar is proud to announce three employees have been added to the co-op team. Scott Wilmes (left) has been hired as a 2nd year apprentice lineman. A resident of the Clinton, Ind. area, Scott has experience in the electric field and with operating heavy equipment.

Petitions available for June 2022 board elections

EnerStar Electric Cooperative’s Annual Meeting of Members is set for June 2, 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. 

Surge Protection 101

A power surge is an unexpected increase in voltage, and it can occur from a variety of sources. Regardless of the cause, power surges can majorly damage electronic devices and equipment in your home. 

Let’s take a look at common causes of power surges and how you can protect your sensitive electronics.


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