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Goetsch elected to national board

Warren Goetsch of Williamsville, Ill. was chosen by his Illinois electric cooperative peers to represent the state’s electric cooperatives on the board of directors of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Goetsch was elected during the July 29 Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives annual meeting. He will begin serving a two-year term in March… Continue Reading Goetsch elected to ...Read More

2021 THM IEC Memorial Scholarship Winners Announced

The winners of the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship have been selected. There were 252 applications submitted. The 11 scholarship winners are as follows: 2-4 Year University (6 are awarded) Megan Vogt – Monroe County Electric Cooperative, Inc. Lauren Aldridge – Corn Belt Energy Corporation Shelby Basham – Eastern Illini Electric… Continue Reading 2021 THM IEC ...Read More

Brenda Carter joins the AIEC

The AIEC has hired Brenda Carter for the Vice President of Regulatory Compliance position. Brenda started on Monday, February 15, 2021. Most recently, Brenda was a member of the Illinois Pollution Control Board, which writes the environmental rules for the State of Illinois and also adjudicates alleged violations of the Environmental Protection Act. Prior to… Continue Reading Brenda Carter joins ...Read More

Brannan named chairman of board

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) held a virtual annual meeting on Thurs., July 23. Immediately following, the AIEC Board of Directors held its reorganizational meeting and unanimously elected Kevin Brannan as its new board chairman. Brannan is board secretary for Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC), Winchester, and serves as the IEC representative on the… Continue Reading Brannan named chairman ...Read More

Scholarship winners announced

Recipients of the Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship for 2020 have been announced. Each year 11 – $2,000 scholarships are awarded for high school seniors. Six scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a four-year university who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative consumer-member. Four are designated for students… Continue Reading Scholarship winners announced

Corn Belt Energy supports COVID-19 relief efforts locally

BLOOMINGTON, IL — Tuesday, May 26, 2020 — Corn Belt Energy’s Board of Directors approved a grant of $15,000 for the Feeding BN and Beyond program and a grant of $5,000 for the Starved Rock Community Foundation’s COVID-19 Recovery Fund as a part of the Sharing Success program. The Sharing Success program, a matching grant opportunity… Continue Reading Corn Belt Energy ...Read More

Kevin Bernson re-elected to board of Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives

Kevin Bernson, vice president of media and public relations and Touchstone Energy brand manager at Shelby Electric Cooperative in Shelbyville, Ill., was recently re-elected to the board of directors of Touchstone Energy. Bernson began his second three-year term, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at the board’s organizational meeting in New Orleans. “I’m honored to be re-elected… Continue Reading Kevin Bernson re-elected ...Read More

Corn Belt Energy receives Large Business Excellence Award

Corn Belt Energy was honored Saturday, January 25, with the Large Business Excellence award from the McLean County Chamber of Commerce. The McLean County Chamber of Commerce honors select individuals and businesses for their contributions to the business community in McLean County. The awards are presented at the annual McLean County Chamber Gala event. This… Continue Reading Corn Belt Energy ...Read More

Egyptian Electric Cooperative awards 12 Touchstone Energy Classroom Grants

Twelve local classrooms will now be enhanced with an extra $500 thanks to grants from Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (EECA). For many years, EECA has offered the Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants to schools within its service territory to help fund classroom projects. Because of the great response, the co-op decided to increase the number… Continue Reading Egyptian Electric Cooperative ...Read More

Fowler receives 2019 Public Service Award

State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg, 59th District) received the Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ 2019 Public Service Award on Dec. 3 at SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative office in Carrier Mills. The award was made in recognition of Sen. Fowler’s dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and for outstanding contributions to the rural… Continue Reading Fowler receives 2019 ...Read More