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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.

Special Member Meeting Set for April 28 at Blanchard

Notice to Members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative
A Special Member Meeting is set for 9 a.m. April 28, at the cooperative’s Blanchard office

The board of directors will consider changes to the cooperative’s rates and tariffs at its meeting on April 28, 2014, to be held at the cooperative office at 3681 Costabella Avenue, Blanchard, MI. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and is open to all members of HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative.

Manager's Message: Demonstrating Our Commitment

Electric cooperatives were formed by farmers in an areas unserved by the large utilities. People got together and created a different kind of utility to bring them the services they needed but couldn’t provide on an individual basis.

Like co-ops, governments are formed by the people of a region to help themselves and their neighbors with centralized services, from roads to schools.

Governments, from your township board to the U.S. Congress, are supposed to improve the quality of our lives by working together to pool resources and provide those needed services. 

Reserve space at one of our Community Solar Garden seminars

Join us in learning more about the power of sunshine at our Community Solar Garden seminars on March 18 at Portland, or March 19 at Blanchard.

We’ll serve a light supper at 6 pm, followed by information about our project with Cascade Renewable Energy, and finish with time for questions and answers.

Reserve your space at http://www.homeworks.org/content/were-growing-community-solar-garden.

February 12: Back to filling propane tanks "full"

Good news for our HomeWorks Tri-County propane customers! We are, right now, informing our delivery drivers to begin filling tanks to "full" status as of this afternoon (February 12).

Propane inventories continue to stabilize here in the Midwest; based on our current on-hand supply and contract arrangements, we don't see a reoccurrence of short-filling for the remainder of the heating season.

Just a thought: if you've gotten used to dialing down during this situation, you may want to continue. It will make a difference in your energy use and your bills!

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