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Cloverland Announces Board Candidates

Cloverland Electric Cooperative has seven members running for the three board seats in 2017.   The ballots will be mailed in May. For nearly 80 years, Cloverland members have had the responsibility to vote for a member to represent them on the board of directors. Three of the nine seats are up for election each year.

District A candidates are: Dane Kuusinen, DeTour Village; William C. LaLonde, St. Ignace; and Gerald Nettleton, DeTour Village.

District B candidates are: Linda Hoath, Sault Ste. Marie and John Sawruk, Sault Ste. Marie.

District C candidates are:  Virgil Monroe, Manistique and Allan Ott, Manistique.

Members will receive a ballot in the mail the first week of May and have until May 31 to return the marked ballot in the provided envelope to the counting firm in Minnesota. Results will be announced at the Annual Meeting of Members on June 8 at the Dafter Township Hall. More information will be presented in the May issue of Cloverland Connections Magazine received by members the first week of May.

Cloverland Watching Executive Order on Energy Regulations

Cloverland Electric Cooperative is following Tuesday’s announcement of President Trump’s executive order on the Clean Power Plan and other energy regulations. The order protects families and businesses from the potentially devastating impacts of the Clean Power Plan implemented by the former administration. The Plan has been legally challenged with the U.S. Supreme Court issuing a… Continue Reading

Phone Scam Alert

Phone scammers continue to target Cloverland members threatening to disconnect power if the person does not go immediately and purchase a pre-loaded debit card and then call them back with the debit card number. The scammers give the person about an hour to get the debit card and call them back. Do not share any… Continue Reading

Seven Candidates file Board Petitions

Seven candidates have filed their petition paperwork by the March 3 deadline. Three candidates for District A; two candidates each for Districts B and C. Each petition candidate will be reviewed to make sure he/she meets the qualifications as set forth in the bylaws. Ballots will be mailed to members on May 1 and have… Continue Reading

Co-op Director Nominations

A Cloverland member interested in seeking election to the board must meet the director qualifications outlined in the co-op’s bylaws and file a petition for nomination containing the valid signatures of at least 25 members from his or her district. For a nominating petition and information packet, call 906-632-5143. Nominating petitions and supporting documents must… Continue Reading

New Rates in Effect

All 42,000 Cloverland services are now under the fair, simple and responsible rate plan as approved by the board of directors last October. The energy charge for kilowatts was reduced for all residential members to 9.149 cents per kilowatt hour. The facility charge increased to $23.75 per month. For a residential member using 1,000 kWh… Continue Reading

UP Gets Bag of Coal Instead of Goodies In New Energy Legislation

In a last-minute, late-night session of the House of Representatives, the controversial Energy Legislation was passed and is being sent to the Governor’s desk for a signature. All four UP representatives and Senator Casperson voted against the bill protecting the interests of ratepayers in the UP. Senator Schmidt voted for the bill. Cloverland Electric has… Continue Reading

Cloverland Responds to MAE’s Press Release

The Michigan Agency for Energy (MAE), issued a press release dated Nov. 17 stating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has approved ending the SSR charges for the White Pine Unit 1 generator. This should save UP residents roughly $28 million through the end of 2019 or more than $7 million a year. — For… Continue Reading

Cloverland on Hold

Cloverland members will have to wait until next spring at the earliest for the decision from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as to how much Cloverland is going to pay for the 2014-15 operating costs for the Presque Isle Power Plant in Marquette. Two of the five commissioners have left the commission and one… Continue Reading