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Egyptian Electric Cooperative secures $750,000 loan for Southern Illinois Airport

The Southern Illinois Airport Authority (SIAA) in Murphysboro has an active 2019 construction season planned. Four new buildings will be constructed in the next year with the price tag of nearly $8 million. Three buildings will be new aircraft hangar facilities and one will house a new airport terminal. Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (EECA) worked… Continue Reading Egyptian Electric Cooperative ...Read More

Clay Electric Co-operative Announces New Interim CEO

The Board of Directors of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. in Flora, Ill. announces it has named Luke Johnson as the Interim CEO for the cooperative. Johnson will assume the position on November 19, 2018 with the departure of current CEO Edward VanHoose. “Having been with Clay Electric as an employee for the past 19 years,… Continue Reading Clay Electric Co-operative ...Read More

New Safety Instructor

We pleased to announce Leroy Barlow has accepted the position of Safety Instructor effective October 1st. Previously employed by Ameren Illinois, Leroy has over 14 years in the industry, starting in line construction and most recently as a Polyphase Meter Technician. Leroy resides in Taylorville with his wife and daughter. He will be a great… Continue Reading New Safety Instructor

Craig J. Sondgeroth joins the AIEC

Craig J. Sondgeroth has accepted the position of General Counsel effective October 22. He grew up in the small town of La Moille, IL and helps his father on their family farm in Bureau and La Salle counties, which is served by Corn Belt Energy. Craig has previously worked in private law practice representing agricultural… Continue Reading Craig J. Sondgeroth ...Read More

Duane Noland presents Kathy Feraris with the effort award which looks like a wooden utility pole

Feraris presented with 2018 Effort Award

During this year’s AIEC Co-op Day celebrations, Kathy Feraris, graphic designer, was presented the annual Effort Award by President/CEO Duane Noland. Each year an employee who has done an exemplary job in their position is chosen to receive the award. Aside from doing a stellar job as an Energized Graphics artist, Kathy has gone above… Continue Reading Feraris presented with ...Read More

Careers in Energy Week 2018

The Governor has signed a proclamation declaring Careers in Energy Week, October 15-19, for the State of Illinois, which highlights our efforts to create a strong and growing energy workforce and to encourage Illinoisans of  all ages to consider a career in the energy industry. The AIEC and the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD)… Continue Reading Careers in Energy ...Read More

Illinois electric cooperatives respond to Hurricane Michael

At present we have 15 – 4 man crews from Illinois electric cooperatives responding to two co-ops in North Carolina to help restore power after Hurricane Michael’s landfall. They most likely will begin travel today (Wednesday, 10/10/18) so they can report to the cooperatives tomorrow. The following are sending one (1) 4-man crew to South… Continue Reading Illinois electric cooperatives ...Read More

Lisa Cherry joins Energized Graphics

We are excited to welcome Lisa Cherry to the AIEC and Energized Graphics as the new Creative Services Assistant Manager. Lisa will be assisting with Energized Graphics jobs and marketing as well as assisting ICL as needed. Lisa worked for The Daily Press in Newport News, Virginia, for 10 years in various roles and eight years… Continue Reading Lisa Cherry joins ...Read More

21st AIEC Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

Friday, September 28, was the 21st AIEC Lineman’s Safety Rodeo.  We had a perfect day, great weather, and the teams and individuals were great competitors! Shelby/EnerStar Electric came out on top for the Best Overall Team with Corn Belt Team #7 coming in 1st Runner-up and Clinton County coming in 2nd Runner-up!  We had 13… Continue Reading 21st AIEC Lineman’s ...Read More

Coops in IA, IL, IN, OH, MO, KY, TN, AR, LA, MS, AL, FL are sending crews to VA, NC, SC, GA.

Illinois electric cooperatives answer the call for help during Hurricane Florence

One of the 7 guiding principles of cooperatives is Cooperation among Cooperatives and is clearly exhibited when another cooperative needs help. Hurricane Florence has presented that situation and linemen from 19 Illinois cooperatives answered the call for help from North Carolina and Virginia. The Illinois crews left on Thursday morning to travel to a staging… Continue Reading Illinois electric cooperatives ...Read More