No Posting Zone: Power Poles

Most jobs don’t require you to climb 40 feet in the air and conduct business within a few feet of high voltage power lines that carry 7,200 volts of electricity. However, for the linemen at Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, this is just another day in the field.

Outdoors Safety for Kids

When temperatures begin to rise, outdoor areas begin to fill with both children and adults enjoying the weather. It’s easy for the electrical equipment that we see every day to fade into the background, but it’s important to always take safety precautions around it. Take time to explain to your kids how to be safe around electricity before they head outdoors.

Notice to members: July 4th

The HOEC business office will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2019, for the Independence Day holiday. As always, dispatchers will remain on duty to serve members in the event of a power outage.

Planned Outage Monday June 24

We will have a planned outage this morning (June 24th) that will affect approximately 255 members from Birch Tree to Winona and south of that line along Highway 60. The work will begin at 10:30 am. Our crews will be replacing a pole as a result of storm damage. We appreciate your patience as crews work to safely repair the damage.

Update on Weekend Storm Outages

Approximately 445 members were without power following storms that moved through the area on Friday afternoon. This was followed by approximately 900 members being affected due to storms that moved through on Sunday afternoon.

Stay Away from Downed Power Lines

Tornadoes, high winds, heavy rains and lightning can leave destruction in their wake. Once a severe storm has passed, it doesn’t mean the dangers have. Hazards can be left behind in the aftermath of a severe summer storm. One of those dangers is downed power lines.

HOEC Scholarship Recipients

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc., was very pleased to offer four $750 scholarships to area high schools this year. These high schools are rotated every year and are categorized by their region. The applications are sent to a third party judge to be reviewed and graded. They were judged by a committee at the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives located in Jefferson City.

Student interns

Each summer, Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative seeks interns in Accounting and Electrical Engineering. These internships are designed to give students the opportunity to receive hands-on experience in their career field prior to graduation. This summer, we are happy to welcome Cynthia Peak (Accounting) and Justin Newman (Electrical Engineering)!


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