Inside you will find: October is National Co-op Month – Let’s Celebrate, Shop online FOCUS on ENERGY pop-up shop, Think Safety When Operating a Generator, SmartHub Engagement and more.
Inside this month pages you will find:
TURNING THE LIGHTS BACK ON Summer Storms Impact Members & Activate ROPE Assistance
ELECTRICAL ACCIDENT IMPACTS COUPLE’S LIVES: ‘NORMAL BEFORE WILL NOT BE NORMAL AFTER’
MACHICKANEE FLOWAGE PARTIAL DRAWDOWN and more
Inside you will find: We’re Ready for Storm Season. Are you?, Right-Of-Way Clearing Improves Service for All, 2021 OEC Employee Charities, Concerns of Ongoing Pandemic Cancels Member Appreciation Picnic, and more.
There are no openings at this time.
Oconto Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with Federal and State equal employment opportunity laws, qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other protected group status.
Stiles Hydroelectric Project (FERC No. 1981) Machickanee Flowage Drawdown
Oconto Electric Cooperative (OEC) will be hosting a public information meeting to provide the public with information about the proposed drawdown of the Machickanee Flowage. The meeting will be held on June 15, 2021, 1 PM, at the Stiles Town Hall, located at 5718 Watercrest Road, Lena, WI 54139.
OEC is planning a temporary five-foot drawdown at the Machickanee Flowage upstream of the Stiles Hydroelectric Project (Project). The purpose of the drawdown is management of aquatic invasive species, excessive plant growth, and consolidation of flowage substrate for the purpose of improvements to navigation.
The drawdown is scheduled to begin the week of July 5, 2021, weather dependent and following regulatory approval. The water level of the flowage will be lowered over approximately 10 to 14 days at an average rate of 3 to 6 inches per day (depending on rainfall). Once the maximum drawdown of five feet is reached, the water level will be maintained at this level for approximately 70 days. Upon drawdown completion, the flowage will be refilled over approximately 10 days to a level within the normal operational range. The total duration of the project is planned for approximately three months.
Public foot traffic in the exposed areas may pose a public safety risk. The public is asked to stay away from the exposed river/flowage bed. Additionally, picking items off the bed of the river, and disturbing sediment may require permits from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The public boat landing will be closed until the flowage is returned to normal water levels.
Please contact OEC at 920-846-2816 if you have any questions about this project.
Information on aquatic invasive species is available on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website:
Inside you will find: OEC 2021 Scholarship Recipients, A Day at the Farm – OEC Members Host Oconto County Breakfast on the Farm, Oconto Electric Hosts In-Person Annual Meeting, Machickanee Flowage Partial Drawdown Q&A, and more.
Inside you will find Annual Meeting Candidate Information, Annual Meeting Financials, 5 Steps for Safe Digging, and a story about our linemen and their amazing families.
Inside you will find: OEC Joins Regional Electric Cooperatives to Create CHARGE EV, LLC, Respect the Orange Signs: Move Over and Slow Down in Work Zones, Four Electrifying Kitchen Appliances to Save Time and Energy, Business Showcase: The Cottages at Meadowlands, and more.