Service Availability

Starting on the June 1 due bill, you will begin seeing a line labeled "Service Availability." This is NOT a new charge. It has always been included in the Energy Charge amount on your billing statement, but now will be separately listed. This is the minimum monthly amount charged to each meter. The purpose of the service availability fee is to recover a portion of the fixed costs of providing service to our members.

Annual Meeting coming up

Friday, May 3 HOEC will host the 85th annual membership meeting at the West Plains Civic Center beginning with registration at 4:30 pm. This will be an in-person event with entertainment, informational displays, food (hamburgers and hotdogs) and prizes as well as the Kids Zone featuring inflatables and balloon animals. Musical entertainment will begin at 5:30 pm featuring Brady Walton of Willow Springs. The business meeting will begin at 7 pm.

Dig Safely Podcast

If your spring DIY project involves digging, be sure to call 8-1-1 first to submit a request to have underground utilities marked. It’s free, and it’s easy. Listen to Derek Leffert from Missouri One Call and Dan Ulhorn from AMEC discuss how members can stay safe: