Visit HOEC at the 23rd Annual Home and Garden Show

The Southern Missouri Home Builders Association (SMHBA) will host their 23rd Annual Home and Garden Show on March 7th and 8th, 2015 at the West Plains Civic Center. The theme of the show this year is “Home on the Range”.

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative is looking forward to meeting you at the show.

Be prepared for storms with a weather radio

The storm season will be here soon. Severe storms can happen at any time during the year, but are most common during the months of March through July. According to the National Weather Service, Missouri ranks 8th in the United States among states where tornadoes are common. Missouri will average around 30 tornadoes annually.

EPA Delays Carbon Dioxide Rule

Final federal regulations to control carbon dioxide emissions from new, modified and existing electric generating units will be delayed until mid-summer, the Environmental Protection Agency said Jan. 7.

The agency had been expected to finalize its highly controversial carbon dioxide standards for new units on Jan. 8, and for existing units on June 1.

Cooperative Action Network update

Dear Neighbor,
The numbers are in. Together, supporters of America’s Electric Cooperatives submitted 675,402 comments at and in opposition to the EPA’s proposed regulation on existing power plants.

Working for our members: a look back at 2014

At the close of each year, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative takes time to reflect on the year that has passed. In 2014, your cooperative continued to focus on its mission to be a leader in delivering cost efficient, reliable energy with value-added service to our members.

Be aware: HOEC members may hear from scam artists

Often we hear about people being scammed. Those who have been victims of scammers have spoken to someone on the phone who claimed to be someone they are not. In turn, dollars have been taken from innocent people who think they are paying a bill or buying a product or service. Unfortunately, scammers are out after their own interests and use shady tactics.

HOEC's Dan Singletary appointed to AMEC committee

Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager of Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, was recently appointed as a district representative to the Internal Operations Committee of the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (AMEC), Jefferson City. AMEC is the service organization of the state's 47 electric cooperatives, which serve more than 560,000 rural consumers.

Winona preschool students learn about electricity

At Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, we are proactive in the communities we serve and are available to speak to civic organizations and students of all ages about electrical safety. HOEC Crew Foreman Bill Wolford recently spoke to a group of preschool students in Winona about the convenience of electricity and, more importantly, staying safe around electricity.


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