Electricity remains a good value

In the last ten years, electricity has proven to be a good value when compared to other commodities like gasoline, eggs, apples, ground beef, orange juice, bread and coffee. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumers Price Index, electricity has increased at a slower pace than any of these items (see graphic).

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.

HOEC employees participate in CASA fundraiser

Twenty-three Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative employees and family members participated in the first ever "Color Me for CASA" color run held Saturday, September 28 in West Plains.

Plant trees properly to save energy and keep the lights on

Nothing adds beauty and value to a home like trees. Besides offering significant energy savings by providing summer shade and winter protection, trees help absorb noise, provide privacy, freshen and replenish the atmosphere and attract wildlife.

HOEC crews successfully restore power

After thunderstorms packing high winds and lightning came through south-central Missouri about 3:30 a.m. on Saturday August 3rd, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative crews worked to restore power in a widespread region including the areas around Dora, Caulfield, West Plains, Tecumseh, Vanzant, and Koshkonong.

Practicing safety leads to working safely

Pole top Rescue Drill

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

Powering homes with the wind

When the wind blows, energy flows; that is now true for Missouri electric cooperative members. Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. (AECI), the power generating supplier for Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative members, began receiving energy from the first utility scale wind farm in Missouri back in 2007.

Sizzling summer temperatures can bring Peak Alerts

During hot and humid days of summer it's important to remember to participate in HOEC's Peak Alert program.


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