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The Cooperative Difference and Tax Reform

How will the new federal tax changes affect HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative?

They will have very little impact on us - because as a not-for-profit electric cooperative we do not pay federal taxes on electricity sales.

For-profit investor-owned electric utilities (IOUs) pay federal taxes. Therefore, the federal corporate tax reduction will result in lower expenses and higher profits for them.

That’s just one difference between the two business models. Another difference is what the companies do with their profits.

You Are A Member, A Customer, and An Owner!

Are you a customer of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric? Or are you a member-owner? If you purchase our electric service for your mid-Michigan home or business, you're BOTH!

We are a member-owned and controlled electric distribution cooperative. As a member-owner-customer, you are invited to take part in the business of the cooperative in many ways, including board elections and district membership meetings.

Give the Gift of Energy

Are you still looking for the perfect Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for loved one on your list? What about giving them the gift of energy? HomeWorks offers gift certificates, which can be used toward paying a Tri-County Electric or Tri-County Propane bill, at our Blanchard and Portland offices. Purchase one for a friend or family member in our service area to give them a gift that's guaranteed to be used and appreciated.

HomeWorks TCEC to Achieve 56% Carbon-Free Energy in 2018

Michigan’s leader in new renewable energy is now leading Michigan’s transition to a low-carbon future. HomeWorks Tri-County’s power supplier, Wolverine Power Cooperative (Wolverine), announced this week it will achieve a 56% carbon-free fuel mix by January 1,  2018. The move reduces the cooperative’s carbon-based sources of generation by 36 percent and reinforces HomeWorks Tri-County’s and Wolverine’s leadership in modern renewables and environmental stewardship.

Stebbins, Hansen Elected

Jim Stebbins of Clarksville was elected to a full term serving District 2 on the HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative board of directors, while Kimber Hansen of Edmore was re-elected to a second term serving District 4.

Stebbins, who was appointed to the board in January following the death of long-time director Wayne Swiler, represents Barry and Ionia counties on the board.

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