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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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Why we celebrate cooperatives

Why we celebrate cooperatives

October 3, 2016 by Great Lakes Energy President/CEO Bill Scott   Every October, cooperatives from all sectors across the country celebrate National Cooperative Month. The purpose is to recognize the cooperative difference and remind you, our co-op members, about Great Lakes Energy’s unique relationship with the people it serves. I must admit that occasionally I,

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Beware of Scam

Sept. 26, 2016   Boyne City Police Department officials are warning area residents and business operators about a scam that has been reported to them recently, according to an article posted on the Petoskey News-Review web site. According to the article, the caller claiming to be from Consumers Energy tells a local business that their

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Attend A Free GLE Energy Seminar in October

Attend A Free GLE Energy Seminar in October

Sept. 21, 2016   Great Lakes Energy is offering two free Energy Seminars for its members this fall. Space is limited, so register now to attend the session nearest to you from 10 a.m. to noon: Saturday, Oct. 8, at GLE’s Newaygo office Saturday, Oct. 15, at GLE’s Boyne City office. Representatives will present information

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People Fund Grant Apps Due Oct. 1

People Fund Grant Apps Due Oct. 1

Sept. 13, 2016   Know a local non-profit charitable or community organization that could use a grant? The GLE People Fund is accepting grant applications from throughout its local service area. The upcoming grant application deadline is Oct. 1 with grant funds to be distributed in October. The People Fund is supported solely by you,

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Three Elected to Great Lakes Energy Board

Three Elected to Great Lakes Energy Board

Aug. 24, 2016   Incumbent Robert Kran of Free Soil, Timothy Brechon of Paris and John LaForge of Delton were recently elected by Great Lakes Energy members in their district to three-year terms on the GLE’s board of directors. The three winners each defeated challengers in their district (see election results summary below) to earn

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