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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.”

2020 IEC Memorial Scholarships available

EnerStar Electric Cooperative CEO Mike Clark has announced that Illinois electric cooperatives will award 12 scholarships in 2020 to financially assist deserving students in the electric cooperative family. The 12 scholarships, $2,000 each, will be awarded through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.

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. 

Take our car! Please!

Come check out and test drive EnerStar’s all-electric Chevy Bolt!

Most major car manufacturers are committed to a future that includes electric vehicles. And at EnerStar, we want to assist our members as they learn about this new technology! We invite you to come check out and test drive our all-electric Chevy Bolt! We think you will be surprised with its peppy, fun to drive vibe. Give us a call at 1-800-635-4145 to schedule a drive today!

We would be happy for your business, school, club or organization to borrow the EV as well.

Happy Thanksgiving

EnerStar’s office will be closed November 28-29 for Thanksgiving.

Veterans Day

EnerStar’s office will be closed November 11 in observance of Veterans Day.

 

 

Smart Devices: They’re Definitely Smart, But Not Always Secure

For many of us, buying and using technology to make our homes smarter and interconnected is as tempting as walking through a candy store as a kid. (Sour Patch Kids and Pixy Stix anyone?)

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