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SouthEastern Illinois Electric youth representatives return from Youth to Washington tour

Michelle Ort and McKenzi Ratliff represented SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Inc. in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 12-19. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction for rural youth to our democratic form of government and the cooperative business model.… Continue Reading SouthEastern Illinois Electric ...Read More

Norris Electric Cooperative youth representatives return from Youth to Washington tour

Kendra Flood and Troy Niemerg represented Norris Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 12-19. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction for rural youth to our democratic form of government and the cooperative business model. The students… Continue Reading Norris Electric Cooperative ...Read More

Egyptian Electric Cooperative youth representatives return from Youth to Washington tour

Emily Wilkerson, from Marissa represented Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 12-19. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction for rural youth to our democratic form of government and the cooperative business model. Wilkerson met… Continue Reading Egyptian Electric Cooperative ...Read More

RECC youth representatives return from Youth to Washington tour

Kyler Clark, Tucker Launer and Emily Slightom represented Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 12-19. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction for rural youth to our democratic form of government and the cooperative business… Continue Reading RECC youth representatives ...Read More

Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative sets up bucket truck honor guard in honor of longtime employee

In honor of longtime former employee Fred Pierce, Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative (CMEC) set up a bucket truck honor guard for his funeral. Pierce joined CMEC in 1948 and worked as a lineman until his retirement in 1987. Following retirement, Pierce worked as a contract meter reader for CMEC until manual meter reading was discontinued. Even… Continue Reading Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative ...Read More

ITT Technical Institute recognizes AIEC

The AIEC was recognized during the 2015 Alumni Event held at ITT Technical Institute’s Springfield campus on Wednesday, June 24th. Jason Thoron and Darlene Sim presented the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives IT Manager, Dan Gerard, a certificate during the Employer Awards Ceremony to recognize the organization’s participation in the Institute’s Student Professional Experience Program.… Continue Reading ITT Technical Institute ...Read More

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative youth representatives return from Youth to Washington tour

Megan Dammerman and Dalton Barnhill represented Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 12-19. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction for rural youth to our democratic form of government and the cooperative business model. Barnhill… Continue Reading Southern Illinois Electric ...Read More

Noland moderates panel discussion with veteran D.C. political insiders

At CFC Forum 2015 in Chicago, June 10, a pair of White House veterans joined a panel discussion to provide an up-to-the-minute political outlook of the latest happenings in the nation’s capital, as well as an insider’s guide to the presidency and predictions about the future of politics and policy. Joining the panel are David… Continue Reading Noland moderates panel ...Read More

Prairie Power Inc. fiber optic project, smart grid and changes in power market at annual meeting

The members of Prairie Power, Inc., a generation and transmission cooperative serving ten central Illinois distribution cooperative, held its annual meeting, June 17 in Springfield, Ill. Members of the cooperative discussed improvements at shared cooperative services, Prairie State Energy Campus, upgrades to smart grid technology and communication, MISO market volatility and transmission rate increases. Chairman… Continue Reading Prairie Power Inc. ...Read More

Coleman recognized for years of service

Jay Bartlett, P.E., President & CEO of Prairie Power, Inc. recognizes outgoing CEO of Shelby Electric, Jim Coleman, for his service on the Prairie Power Board of Directors.