March 29, 2017

Walk The Line

Linemen are the backbone of every power system. They are the people on the front lines who maintain the grid regardless of weather conditions. Moreover, while these linemen are restoring power in sometimes the most difficult situations, the backbone of … [Read more...]

I Remember When The Electricity Came On

Born in the winter of 1929 at our home on Elder Road in Alden, Mich., I was the ninth child in a family of 12. When World War II ended, life started to become normal again. My dad was back home from Detroit where he had worked during the war to earn money … [Read more...]

Thank A Lineworker On April 10

As the “first responders” of the electric co-op family, lineworkers perform around-the-clock duties in dangerous conditions and challenging situations to keep power flowing and protect the public’s safety. These brave members of our community go above and … [Read more...]

Joshua Davis: Michigan’s Music Man

Many people were introduced to Joshua Davis on NBC’s The Voice, where he stunned audiences with his authentic, grassroots sound and Midwest charm. However, those who are tuned into the Michigan music scene have known Davis for ages, both as a solo artist … [Read more...]

Plant A Tree In The Right Place

Earth Day is April 22. Show the earth some love, and plant a tree. Choose the right tree for the right place and avoid future problems with power lines. To avoid future electrical hazards, planting tips include: Consider the mature height of trees. … [Read more...]

I Remember: Bright Spots In Dark Days

Thinking back to my fondest Michigan memories, some of them came during the darkest days of my life. I am not only a member of Presque Isle Electric & Gas Co-op, but also an employee for the past 25 years. To me, it is much more than just a place to … [Read more...]

Michigan Legislature Approves Energy Package

By Craig Borr, CEO Michigan Electric Cooperative Association After nearly two years of discussion, dialogue, committee hearings and, at times, frustration, the Michigan Legislature passed an energy reform package as their last initiative prior to recess … [Read more...]

Geothermal Systems: The rumors of their demise are greatly exaggerated

Many of you have heard or read that the 30 percent tax credit for geothermal heat pumps expired on December 31, 2016. That is completely true. Will the government bring the tax credits back? Maybe…maybe not. Who can predict what the government will do? A … [Read more...]

Dr. Pol: America’s Favorite TV Veterinarian & Local Legend

Don’t let his frank demeanor fool you. Dr. Jan Pol, also known as The Incredible Dr. Pol on National Geographic’s WILD channel, is all heart. Even his journey from his native country, the Netherlands, to rural Michigan was an act of love. Pol was an … [Read more...]

I Remember: The Wonder Of Michigan Always Brings Us Home

The eldest of five siblings, I was the only one born in Michigan while my father was in boot camp. We were stationed in Alaska until I was nine and my youngest brother was almost two when my father decided to end his military career and move us all back … [Read more...]