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Notice to members

The HOEC business office will be closed on Friday, July 3, 2020, in observance of Independence Day. As always, dispatchers will remain on duty to serve members in the event of a power outage.

Safe Digging Starts by Calling 811

From planting shrubs to building a fence, many outdoor projects require digging. Before the shoveling begins, make sure to call 811 before you dig. It could prevent serious injury or even save your life.

Improving Your Home’s Efficiency? Ask about rebates!

Energy efficiency is something we can all do to help control our electricity costs. In 2008, Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc., launched the Take Control & Save initiative to build on distribution cooperatives’ longtime energy efficiency efforts.

Memorial Day holiday

The Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative office will be closed on Monday, May 25th, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. As always, dispatchers will be available to serve members in the event of a power outage.

All Power Restored

Approximately 6,000 HOEC members across our system were without power as a result of storms that moved through the service area on Monday. Linemen and cooperative personnel began working immediately to safely restore power to all members. At this time, we have no known remaining outages caused by Monday’s storm.

Outages update - 5:00 PM Thursday May 7th

Outages have been reduced to 114 members at this time. Crews and cooperative personnel continue working to safely restore power to all members.

Click to see some photos of storm damage.

Outages update - 5:00 PM, Wednesday May 6th

Outages have been reduced to 1,799 members at this time. Crews and cooperative personnel continue working to safely restore power to all members.

Click to see some photos of storm damage.

Outages update - Noon, Wednesday May 6th

From a peak of 6,000 HOEC members without power from the afternoon storms of Monday, May 4th, outages are down to 2,408 members at this time. HOEC crews along with the assistance of approximately 80 additional line personnel continue to work to safely restore power to all members, with over 100 broken power poles needing replacement.

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