Generate Safely

Generate Safely

With the arrival of spring comes the potential for severe storms and weather-related power outages. If you need to use a portable generator, be sure to position it at least 25 feet outside the home, away from doors, windows and vents that can allow carbon monoxide to enter your home.

Congratulations to Rocky Woodward

Rocky Woodward

Rocky Woodward, lineman for Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, was honored during his retirement celebration on March 1, 2023. Rocky spent 32 years working for and with members at HOEC in the Dora area. Co-workers and retirees joined the celebration and shared stories of working with Rocky, all the way back to when he started in the 1990s. Congratulations Rocky and thank you for your service to the members and team at HOEC. Enjoy your retirement!

Congratulations to David Cox

David Cox

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative recently honored David Cox, staking engineer for 33 years of service to the cooperative. David retired on Feb. 28, 2023. David plans on playing more golf and doing some fishing, and has already announced plans for his lawn service starting this spring. So while he has retired from HOEC, he still has many plans, but on his own timeline. Congratulations David! You will be missed at HOEC. Enjoy your retirement!

Prize Winner

prize winner

Zachary Hodo was the winner of the Garden Pruner from the Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative booth at the 31st Annual SMBA Home & Garden Show held March 3 and 4. He is a deputy with the Howell County Sheriff’s department. Thank you Zachary for your service and congratulations! Presenting him the prize is HOEC team member Cindy Collins.

Heavy Equipment Operator

 Join our team

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative is seeking a skilled Heavy Equipment Operator.


  • Experience operating and maintaining heavy equipment (Bulldozer, Skid Steer, Backhoe)
  • Cutting dangerous trees and brush
  • Working with/on Right-of-Way Crew


Linemen Return from Kentucky

Kentucky Mutual Aid Team

HOEC's linemen have returned home after helping our friends at Pennyrile Electric in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. Pictured from left are: Pennyrile team member working with the crew, HOEC Linemen Ryan Garrison, Ryan Patterson, Brandon Roberson, Preston Morgan, Carl Givens and Logan Johnson, and additional Pennyrile team member.

Summer Interns Program

Interns Wanted

Howell-Oregon Electric Cooperative, Inc. is currently seeking interns for the summer of 2023. College students pursuing a degree in Accounting or Electrical Engineering are encouraged to apply. Please contact Stephanie Beltz-Price, Member Communications Specialist, at 417-256-2131 or 1-888-HOE-POWER for more information.