January 19, 2017

Michigan Co-ops Inspire Tomorrow’s Leaders Today With Youth Tour 2017

Designed to inspire the leaders of tomorrow, Youth Tour teaches the brightest students of Michigan about their past—and helps equip them with the skills they need to be Michigan's next generation of energy-minded leaders. This is a once-in-a-lifetime, … [Read more...]

Sky’s The Limit

What happens when you combine a master electrician, educator, licensed contractor and self-described tinkerer? You get Mike Schmerl, an instructor at Northwestern Michigan College and owner of Panoramic Electricity. Since starting his electrical company … [Read more...]

Storm Watch: Plan Ahead And Be Prepared

When winter temperatures drop and storms hit, it can be challenging to stay safe and warm. Your electric cooperative cares about your safety, and we want you to be prepared. Heavy snow and ice can lead to downed power lines, leaving you without power. … [Read more...]

The Miller Family Farm: A Leap Into Uncharted Waters

After a long career in the construction business, Rob Miller, then a Madison, WI, resident, found himself at a crossroad when he lost his job during the 2008 economic downturn. During this time, his son, Jake, was working for a vegetable farmer. Jake’s … [Read more...]

Adventures For Rural Veterans – Apply By Jan. 31

As far as Michigan's electric Cooperatives are concerned, there should be “No Barriers” to veterans with disabilities. That’s the name—and the idea—behind Co-Bank’s No Barriers initiative. Designed to help veterans with disabilities transform their … [Read more...]

U.P. Luge Club Competes On World Stage

Most Michiganders have had the experience of climbing a snowy hill with a plastic or wooden sled in tow, plopping down at the top and pushing off to feel the cold, stinging air. Regardless of the bumps or wipeouts that follow, most people laugh like … [Read more...]

Safety During Hunting Season

Be aware of what’s behind that big buck or it might cost big bucks. Your electric co-op’s time and money are spent every year repairing equipment and power lines that have been struck by a stray bullet. As a not-for-profit cooperative, owned by the … [Read more...]

Every Vote Counts

A busy year celebrating Olympians and honoring lost legends like Gordie Howe and David Bowie, 2016 will conclude with one of the most highly debated presidential elections in history. As we prepare ourselves for a new leader, I urge you to do one of two … [Read more...]

Northern Michigan’s New Alpine Power Plant Is A Powerhouse

Wolverine Power Cooperative generates and transmits power to our rural substations so we can distribute it to you, our members. They help us ensure that your energy is affordable, reliable, clean and safe. We rely on Wolverine to make well-informed … [Read more...]

Michigan Co-ops Lead The Way In Renewable Energy

Sun. Water. Wind. Michiganders know these elements can make for a great day at the beach. Michigan’s electric cooperatives also know these raw energy sources can be a great way to power your home. From solar to wind to hydroelectric (hydro) power, … [Read more...]