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Recent People Fund Grants Total Over $116,417

Recent People Fund Grants Total Over $116,417

May 22, 2017   Great Lakes Energy members who support the cooperative’s People Fund program made possible 32 grants to local community non-profit organizations recently totaling over $116,417. View a list of all the grants awarded in 2017. The People Fund is supported by the voluntary contributions of GLE members who allow their electric cooperative

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High Speed Fiber Internet Study Begins This Week

High Speed Fiber Internet Study Begins This Week

May 8, 2017 The following phone message is being sent to Great Lakes Energy members in the Petoskey service area who will be part of the high speed fiber Internet feasibility study: Great Lakes Energy contract crews will be working in your area beginning May 8. They will be inspecting meters, poles and other equipment

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Three Openings on GLE Board

April 25, 2017   Nominating petitions are available in three districts for Great Lakes Energy (GLE) members who wish to seek election to the cooperative’s board of directors. Three board positions, each for three years, will need to be filled. Qualifying GLE members who reside in districts 3, 4 or 5 can seek election to

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People Fund Grant Applications Due April 15

People Fund Grant Applications Due April 15

March 13, 2017   The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations throughout its local service area. The upcoming grant application deadline is April 15. The People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric cooperative to round up their bill each month to the

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NEW! Renewable Energy Programs

NEW! Renewable Energy Programs

New Renewable Energy Options March 3, 2017 Our new renewable energy programs offer three options for members who want to become more involved in renewables. Community Solar and Buy-All/Sell-All are two new programs available in addition to our existing Net Metering renewable energy program, which is changing slightly. With three programs, you can pick the one

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Keeping Your Lights On

Keeping Your Lights On

Jan. 30, 2017   Trees are a major cause of power outages on Great Lakes Energy’s power lines. Aggressive vegetation management provides you with safer, more reliable service. This year’s tree re-clearing along Great Lakes Energy power lines is scheduled in the counties and townships below. Provided we have current contact information on file, members

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Over $204,000 in People Fund grants awarded in 2016

Over $204,000 in People Fund grants awarded in 2016

January 11, 2016   Great Lakes Energy, with the help of its members, continues its commitment to local communities through the People Fund. During 2016, the People Fund awarded $204,752 in grants to charitable and community organizations. The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is supported solely by Great Lakes Energy members who allow their electric

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Community Solar Coming to GLE Members in 2017

Community Solar Coming to GLE Members in 2017

December 30, 2016 by Great Lakes Energy President/CEO Bill Scott   What if there was an easy, inexpensive way for you to support local generation of clean, renewable energy? If you’ve ever considered making solar part of your home’s energy mix, but then didn’t because of high costs or maintenance requirements, we’re happy to tell

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$10,000,000 for GLE Members

December 2, 2016 by Great Lakes Energy President/CEO Bill Scott   As my wife and I were getting our coats on one evening to take our dog on a brisk fall walk, she stopped suddenly. With a smile, she raised her right hand victoriously and held up a few wadded dollar bills that had lain

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GLE Accepting Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Applications

GLE Accepting Washington, D.C. Youth Tour Applications

Nov. 22, 2016   High school sophomores and juniors whose parents or guardians receive power from Great Lakes Energy are invited to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime leadership opportunity in June 2017. From the battlefields of Gettysburg to the halls of Congress in Washington, D.C., the Electric Cooperative Youth Tour will explore leadership lessons from

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GLE Announces Online Outage Reporting

GLE Announces Online Outage Reporting

Nov. 9, 2016   Reporting outages just got faster and easier. In addition to using the toll-free automated outage reporting option by calling 888-GT-LAKES, members can now report their outages online or via a mobile app. With either option, information gets transmitted instantly to GLE’s outage management system. When it is possible to estimate restoration

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