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Midwest Energy Cooperative offers tips for dealing with summer heat

Posted July 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – Midwest Energy Cooperative encourages everyone to stay cool and save energy on these hot days of summer. These simple, inexpensive tips will help you manage energy use and keep you, your family and home more comfortable during the heat. Close drapes and blinds on the sunny side of your home. Postpone use […]

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OUTAGE UPDATE: Crews wrapping up last of Midwest Energy Cooperative outages

Posted June 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – Midwest Energy crews are wrapping up the last of the outages resulting from a series of storms that hit southwest Michigan this week. Crews first began battling outages Monday evening after a strong storm crossed southwest Michigan, leaving more than 6000 co-op members without power. With mutual aid help on Tuesday from […]

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OUTAGE UPDATE: Fewer than 100 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power

Posted June 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – At 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, fewer than 100 Midwest Energy Cooperative members are without power. Crews will remain in the field through the day until all service has been restored.  Outages can be viewed by zip code at our Outage Central site at http://ebill.teammidwest.com/oms/outageMap. The next update will be sent by 3:45 p.m. […]

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OUTAGE UPDATE: About 750 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power Wednesday morning

Posted June 26, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – At 4:15 a.m. Wednesday morning about 750 Midwest Energy Cooperative members are without power. The majority of the outages are in the Three Rivers, Marcellus, Vicksburg and Cassopolis areas. Crews first began battling outages Monday evening after a strong storm crossed southwest Michigan, leaving more than 6000 co-op members without power. With […]

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OUTAGE UPDATE: Nearly 400 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power

Posted June 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – After a day of significant progress with outage restoration, a series of pop-up storms this evening has created new outages across the Midwest Energy Cooperative system. At 9:30 Tuesday nearly 400 members in southwest Michigan are without service, primarily in the Three Rivers, Marcellus and Vicksburg areas. Line crews will remain in […]

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OUTAGE UPDATE: 200 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power

Posted June 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – Great progress was made today in restoring power to Midwest Energy Cooperative members who were left without service after Monday evening’s fierce summer storm, and the subsequent storms that followed through the night. More than 6000 were left in the dark after the storms crossed southwest Michigan Monday evening. At 4 p.m. […]

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OUTAGE UPDATE: Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power

Posted June 25, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – About 2600 Midwest Energy Cooperative members remain without power at 11 a.m. Tuesday (June 25).  Crews have been working since the storm first hit Monday evening, cutting a wide path of damage across the southern part of the southwest Michigan service territory and taking out power to more than 6000 co-op members.  […]

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6000 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power

Posted June 24, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – About 6000 Midwest Energy Cooperative members are without power after the first summer storm of the season hit the region. Outages are widespread across the entire southern portion of the cooperative’s southwest Michigan service territory. Several crews are in the field tonight (Monday, June 24th) assessing damage and beginning restoration efforts, and […]

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Midwest employees support Marcellus family

Posted June 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

As a locally-owned electric utility, Midwest Energy Cooperative actively supports local community efforts and organizations through donations, sponsorships and volunteer time. But the give-back mentality isn’t just driven at the company level. On Thursday, a small group of Midwest employees represented their peers and touched the life of a Marcellus family in a meaningful way […]

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News update: 200 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power at 11 a.m. Friday

Posted June 14, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – This morning, Midwest Energy Cooperative crews have been tackling the area hardest hit by Wednesday night’s storm. One circuit serving about 200 cooperative members in Covert remains without service, and crews are focusing attention on clearing and rebuilding the heavily damaged area. More information on estimated final restoration times will be shared […]

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News update: 400 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power at 9:45 p.m. Thursday

Posted June 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – Small portions of Midwest Energy Cooperative’s service area were very hard hit by the late-night storm that blew into southwest Michigan overnight Wednesday, and several hundred members are still without power nearly 24 hours later. Co-op crews worked through the day on restoration, facing time- and labor-intensive rebuilding efforts after the storm […]

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News update: 1000 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power at 4:30 p.m.

Posted June 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – Midwest Energy Cooperative crews continue restoration efforts this afternoon after strong, damaging storms blew into the southwest Michigan service area late Wednesday. About 1000 remain without service at 4:30 p.m. Thursday (June 13). Nearly 2000 members were without power in the immediate aftermath of the storm, which left downed power lines and […]

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Outage update: 2000 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power

Posted June 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – About 2000 Midwest Energy Cooperative remain without power at 4:15 Thursday morning (June 13th) after strong storms blew into southwest Michigan late Wednesday. Transmission was lost to three substations, and there are many downed lines and trees and broken poles.  Crews continue restoration efforts. Outages are widespread, but primarily affecting the northern […]

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2000 Midwest Energy Cooperative members without power

Posted June 13, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – About 2000 Midwest Energy Cooperative members were without power at 12:15 a.m. Thursday (June 13) as a result of the heavy overnight storms. There are a number of feeders and line sections out, and crews have been dispatched and are beginning to work on restoration. Outages are widespread and scattered across the […]

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Midwest Energy Cooperative collecting donations for Oklahoma relief

Posted June 6, 2013 by Bruce Snook

In times of need, neighbor helps neighbor. The Midwest Energy Cooperative family is encouraging neighbor to help neighbor on a wider scale as we reach out to and support our Oklahoma neighbors who were impacted by the May tornadoes. In the aftermath of the devastating storms, the national electric cooperative family immediately responded, creating the […]

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Strengthening Schools grants presented to 22 projects

Posted May 8, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Midwest Energy Cooperative supported the work of 22 public schools across our service territory, awarding $30,000 in grants to support academic initiatives and students. The inaugural Strengthening Schools grant program is a collaborative effort between Midwest Energy and Touchstone Energy Cooperative. In total, 72 grants were submitted totaling more than $130,000 in requests. A committee […]

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Students representing Midwest Energy Cooperative at Annual Youth Leadership Summit

Posted May 1, 2013 by Bruce Snook

(Cassopolis, MI) – Four Midwest Energy Cooperative students embarked on a three-day adventure this week for the 2013 Youth Leadership Summit at SpringHill Camp in Evart. Sponsored by Michigan’s electric cooperatives, the Youth Leadership Summit is a unique, high-energy experience to help teen leaders further develop leadership habits, explore career opportunities in the electric industry, […]

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Midwest Energy conducts annual Safety Month contest

Posted April 21, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Midwest Energy Cooperative is bringing electrical safety to life for nearly 700 4th grade students in southern Michigan as part of its annual Safety Month Contest. Trained representatives from the cooperative’s operations team are presenting the interactive hotline demonstration program to 4th grade classrooms from Addison, Blissfield and Clinton Schools in southeast Michigan and Cassopolis, […]

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Rural broadband a primary focus as Hance accepts appointment with Utilities Telecom Council

Posted March 18, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Cassopolis, MI – Robert Hance, president/CEO of Midwest Energy Cooperative, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC) and appointed chairman of the Rural Issues Committee. The announcement came last week after a collaborative arrangement was established between UTC and the Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI). RBI is a grassroots […]

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Transmission service restored at 4:20 a.m.

Posted March 4, 2013 by Bruce Snook

Cassopolis, MI – Transmission service to four Midwest Energy Cooperative substations was restored at about 4:20 a.m. Monday (March 4). An Indiana-Michigan Power transmission line serving four Cooperative substations went down around 7 p.m. Sunday, leaving 4800 members without power. Areas most heavily impacted included Mattawan, Prairie Ronde, Schoolcraft, Lawton, Vicksburg and Kalamazoo. Midwest Energy […]

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