Geothermal Heating and Cooling

At Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, members frequently inquire about efficient ways to heat and cool their homes. There are many options, but this article better illustrates the benefits of installing a ground-source heat pump system (GSHP).

Be prepared for spring storms with a weather radio

Storm season will be arriving 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 10th in the United States among states where tornadoes are common. Missouri will average around 45 tornadoes annually.

February 20th is the last day to apply for CYCLE in July

Logo for the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE)

In order to apply to become a CYCLE delegate, students who are currently Juniors in high school are required to complete an application and answer a few questions about themselves. Details and an official application can be acquired on the cooperative website. The deadline to apply is February 20, 2017.

Be aware: some HOEC members received scam phone calls

At Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, we have heard from some of our corporate members who have recently received scam phone calls from someone claiming to be with the cooperative. The caller threatens disconnection of electric service unless an immediate payment is made by phone.

Friday Winter Storm Update

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative officials sat in on a conference call with the National Weather Service in Springfield at 8:00am this morning receiving updates on the winter storm that has affected many areas across the state. The attached image shows the latest ice accumulation prediction.

Thursday Weather Update

The National Weather Service in Springfield released this graph around 8:00 a.m. this morning.

HOEC reminds everyone to stay clear of downed power lines and report them to the cooperative immediately. You can report an outage by:

Preparing for the Winter Storm

The National Weather Service in Springfield is forecasting a winter storm to cover our area beginning as early as Friday, January 13th, and continuing through Saturday, January 14th. The storm is predicted to bring ice throughout the time period. The worst case weather models indicate that we could have ice accumulation throughout the day on Friday, which can result in power outages.

Planting Grassroots Power

From the Desk of Dan Singletary, CEO/General Manager

Every spring gardeners start planning their vegetable garden. The timing must be perfect. You can’t plant too early, because a late frost could wipe out seedlings. You can’t plant too late since the buds may not have time to take root and produce a crop.


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