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Manager's Message: Investing Today Develops Leaders for Tomorrow

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Rural Electric Youth Tour.

Youth Tour was created 50 years ago by a rural electric co-op member from Texas - Lyndon B. Johnson. He thought bringing teen-aged student leaders to Washington, D.C., would be a great way to foster future leaders for cooperatives, and that’s still our goal when we invest in our teenagers each year.

Offices Closed on Sept. 1 for Labor Day

Our offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, to honor Labor Day. We'll re-open Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 8 am.

If you have a service issue, please call 1-800-848-9333. Our after-hours service will be able to dispatch one of our on-call crews.

Remember, you can pay your bill online using SmartHub, which is also available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. Or call 1-877-999-3395 to pay by phone, anytime.

Please enjoy a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Manager's Message: “One Size Fits All” Doesn’t Fit HomeWorks

In 2008, our state legislators passed several laws that set new directions for Michigan’s energy use.

Among those were the renewable portfolio standard, our Energy Optimization program, and choice of power suppliers for the largest industrial customers.

At the same time, the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) also took a close look at how the state’s two biggest electric utilities responded to power outages, and created an incentive to encourage faster action.

Manager's Message: Planning for Success

Our mission is to bring you and your neighbors reliable, affordable electric power.

A good work plan helps us keep ahead of growing areas that need more electric infrastructure, and focuses on areas which need repair or replacement.

A financial plan helps us plan for the future, so one generation of members doesn’t bear all the costs.

Increasingly, we’re finding that a political plan is an absolute necessity.

Summer communications Internship Available

We’re accepting applications through May 16 for a summer communications internship position.

The Communications Intern will work on a variety of hands-on, portfolio building projects that support HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative in its mission of improving the quality of life for our member-owners in mid-Michigan. Your responsibilities may include writing articles for our monthly magazine, designing print materials such as brochures or bill inserts, providing support for Touchstone Energy outreach programs, digital photography assignments, and more.

Manager's Message: When the Going Gets Tough…

Over the past six months, your electric co-op dealt with one challenge after another. For instance:

• On Sunday, Nov. 17, a wind storm caused widespread power outages throughout the Midwest. Over 500,000 electric services were affected in Michigan alone, and at peak, over 3,000 HomeWorks members. Fortunately, damage was limited to the northern half of our service area, and our Portland-based crews and equipment were available to help. All services were restored by Tuesday night.

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