NEWS AND EVENTS

Hance Appointed to Federal Broadband Advisory Group

Midwest Energy Cooperative President/CEO Robert Hance was recently appointed to one of two federal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) working groups. The announcement was made last week by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai. The BDAC...

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Advocating for the 2018 Farm Bill

Advocating for the 2018 Farm Bill

At Team Midwest, we are dedicated to providing the services you need to succeed in today’s world. We are fighting against the digital divide to help eliminate geography as an obstacle in delivering electricity and telecommunications, such as broadband. In addition to...

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Enhancing Reliability with First Smart Grid Application

If the first quarter is any indication of what Mother Nature has up her sleeve for 2017, batten down the hatches friends. Four major weather events impacted tens-of-thousands of our members over the three-month period. Three tornadoes touched down in a late February...

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Strengthening Schools Grants Available

Strengthening Schools Grants Available

Midwest Energy Cooperative is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Strengthening Schools Grant program. In January, grants totaling just over $30,000 were awarded to 22 public schools across the co-op service territory. Grants are funded through Midwest Energy...

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Fiber Open Houses

Fiber Open Houses

Fiber internet fever is spreading across southwest Michigan as Midwest Connections continues building its communications infrastructure. Come test drive fiber-speed internet at one of our fiber open houses. Staff will be available to answer questions, and technology...

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A Tale of Two Energy Innovators

A Tale of Two Energy Innovators

Thomas Edison essentially launched the modern electric utility industry when the Pearl Street Station in Manhattan began generating electricity on Sept. 4, 1882. It was the world’s first central power plant, designed and built by the Edison Illuminating Company after...

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All In A Day’s Work

All In A Day’s Work

From bucket trucks to boats, we got the job done to restore power to our members. On Thursday, one crew took to the water to pull a downed line out of a swampy pond in Volinia Township, while a second crew worked from the ground and pole. It was one of the many heroic...

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Small Town With Big City Tech

Small Town With Big City Tech

The digital space opens up a lot of opportunities for customers to share service experiences, good and bad. Here is a Google review recently shared by a Midwest member: “Our power went out for the first time in over a year after a huge snow storm. I used their...

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Hance Reelected to NRTC Board

Robert L. (Bob) Hance, president and CEO and Midwest Energy Cooperative, won reelection to the NRTC board of directors during Sunday’s annual meeting for electric cooperatives in San Diego. Hance ran successfully against Shannon Thom, CEO of Henry County Rural...

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