Co-op leaders discuss rural broadband and solar energy with Congressman Shimkus

U.S. Congressman John Shimkus (R-15th, Collinsville) discussed rural broadband and energy issues with electric co-op leaders on November 20. He also toured one of two recently opened 500 kW solar farms owned by Prairie Power, Inc., a generation and transmission...

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Illinois Electric Cooperative Receives $25 million from USDA

Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) is receiving a $25 million low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development for renewable energy improvements and smart grid technology. The upgrades will help improve 120 miles of distribution lines, and contribute to...

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Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives Earns the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency Public Service Award

On behalf of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, AIEC President and CEO Duane Noland and Senior Vice President of Government Relations Don Wood accepted the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency’s Public Service Award at the agency’s annual meeting and awards...

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Steve Davis completes Certified Loss Control Professional program

Steve Davis, Manager of Regulatory Compliance for the AIEC, has completed an intensive program in electric utility safety and loss control. He was presented with his certification at the November 12 AIEC board meeting. The Loss Control Internship is a series of workshops offered by the...

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Representative Cheri Bustos receives 2015 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award

 Leaders from the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives and Jo-Carroll Energy were on hand Tuesday, November 10 to honor U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-East Moline, 17th Congressional District) with the 2015 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was...

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