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Regarding the EPA's proposal

For 76 years, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative (HOEC) has been dedicated to providing affordable and reliable electricity to members. Affordable power is vital to the national economy. The most recent attack on affordable power has come from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) attempt to further regulate carbon emissions at existing coal fired power plants throughout America.

Keeping power available, affordable, and reliable

From the desk of Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager

During my career as your Manager at Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative (HOEC), I have seen a lot of changes over the years. Our world has become more and more technical, requiring all of us to depend on readily available power.

How your power is generated

Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI) is a generation cooperative that serves members of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative (HOEC). HOEC is one of 51 electric distribution cooperatives that AECI provides power to in Missouri, Southern Iowa and Northeast Oklahoma. To generate power for its 875,000 members, HOEC members included, AECI maintains a diverse resource portfolio.

Missouri Electric Co-op youth program means Education and Fun

Ashlyn Hufstedler of Thayer (pictured at left) and Kaylee Arasmith of Alton (at right) were sponsored by Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative among the 98 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Electric Cooperative CYCLE program. CYCLE stands for Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience and is in its 12 year.

HOEC's student delegates for CYCLE 2015

The 2015 Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) was held July 15th, 16th and 17th in Jefferson City at the Double Tree Hotel. CYCLE is sponsored statewide by the electric cooperatives of Missouri including Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative.

Tuesday outages update

A severe storm packing high winds swept across the HOEC service area at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14th, causing 2,500 Cooperative members to be without power.

Tuesday afternoon storm brings outages

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative reports that at approximately 1:30 p.m. a severe thunderstorm containing straight line winds came through the Cooperative’s service area. At 2.30 p.m., HOEC reported that over 2,000 members of the Cooperative were without power. Areas that have been most affected are Alton, Birch Tree, Couch, and south of West Plains.

Outages caused by storms; power restored

In the wake of severe thunderstorms, accompanied by high winds, that came through south-central Missouri around 4:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon (July 9th), HOEC officials report that nearly 900 members were without power.

Crewmen worked quickly and safely to restore power throughout the evening. By midnight, all power was restored.


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