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Understanding your home’s electric service

What is mine? What belongs to the co-op?

At EnerStar Electric Cooperative, we take reliable electric service seriously. If you happen to experience a power outage, you can count on us to restore your power as quickly and safely as possible. It is also important to understand that we can only fix what belongs to the cooperative; that is, everything before the service point. Members are responsible for everything beyond.

Annual Meeting update

Many of our members look forward to the cooperative’s annual meeting in March. But like the rest of you are experiencing, the COVID-19 pandemic and the everchanging restrictions are creating havoc with our annual meeting plans.


When it comes to saving energy, we’re all in this together—literally. That’s because the time of day when our members use power changes how much that wholesale power costs the cooperative. It’s basic supply and demand: When everybody’s using electricity, it costs more and puts a bigger strain on the system.

Mother Nature’s wrath can mean service disruptions

When the lights go out, so do theyAlthough EnerStar Electric Cooperative works hard to maintain our equipment, monitor power delivery 24/7, and do all we can to keep the lights on, there are circumstances beyond our control that can interfere with power delivery. Winter weather is one example.

We love our community

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we can’t think of a better time to express how much we love this community and serving you, the member-owners of the co-op.

Five ways to stay cozy this winter

Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat. 

Here are five easy ways to stay cozy this winter. 

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 Manager of Operations Tim Haddix 

Planned Outage Notification Call List

If you depend on life support equipment, contact EnerStar

EnerStar does its best to keep the power on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year. Yet despite our best efforts, outages do occur. For most members, this is an inconvenience, but for those who depend on electricity to power life support equipment, an outage can present a real challenge. To protect yourself, be prepared by installing a generator or having some other form of backup plan.


Congratulations EnerStar member Nancy Davidson, winner of $250 for completing the recent member survey conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. Thank you, Nancy and to all the members who took time to complete the survey. We love hearing from you!


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