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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 participants

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 12th year.

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.

Happy Independence Day!

The Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative business office will be closed Friday, July 3rd, as employees celebrate Independence Day with friends and family. Dispatchers will remain on duty to assist members in the event of an outage.

Training and practice lead to safety

Every year, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative linemen complete a pole top rescue exercise. The purpose of this drill is to teach them what to do in the event a fellow lineman experiences an electrical contact. The pole top rescue drill is just one of several safety training lessons that linemen participate in each year.

Winning Annual Meeting Survey drawn

Each year at the Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative (HOEC) annual meeting of membership, HOEC asks registered members of the cooperative to participate in a brief survey while at the meeting. Of those members who participated, a drawing for $76 in free electricity was held.

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