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McDonald receives Touchstone Energy Brand Champion Award

The Brand Champions were honored today during the 2015 National Rural Electric Cooperatives Association’s CONNECT conference being held in Minneapolis.  The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives Marketing Administrator Nancy Rhoads McDonald was one of three recipients of the Touchstone Energy Brand Champion Award.  McDonald was awarded the Brand Champion Award for her exceptional contributions to… Continue Reading McDonald receives Touchstone ...Read More

Hoosier Energy announces plan for large solar initiative

On May 6 Hoosier Energy, a generation and transmission cooperative serving 18 electric distribution cooperatives in southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois, announced plans for a10 MW multiple solar site initiative. The project consists of 10 one-megawatt solar arrays to be installed across member cooperative service territories over the next two years. Construction of the first… Continue Reading Hoosier Energy announces ...Read More

Rock Energy Cooperative board reorganization

 The Rock Energy Cooperative Board of Directors elected a new chairman and vice chairman at its reorganization meeting on Wednesday, April 29. William Dietsch, who has served on the board since 1999, was elected chairman. He previously was vice chairman. Ronald Richards was chosen as vice chairman. He has been a director since 2011. Both… Continue Reading Rock Energy Cooperative ...Read More

Rubber Gloving School underway at LLCC

The week of May 4 – 8, students are learning about rubber gloving under the instruction of Roger Larkin, Bill Shoaff and Craig Costello at the AIEC’s Hot Line School at Lincoln Land Community College. At the conclusion of the school, students will be able to: Demonstrate the understanding of rubber gloving theory; Describe the… Continue Reading Rubber Gloving School ...Read More

Christina Harper joins the AIEC as Administrative Services Coordinator

Christina Harper’s official first day at the AIEC was Monday, May 4 and she has accepted the position of Administrative Services Coordinator. With a refreshed title change from Administrative Assistant/Receptionist, Christina will still provide administrative support for various departments at the AIEC and report directly to the President/CEO. Her work experience in hospitality management and… Continue Reading Christina Harper joins ...Read More

Hoosier Energy dedicates two new facilities

            Hoosier Energy celebrated the opening of two new facilities April 29, the G&T’s new headquarters in Bloomington and a new Power Delivery Center in Owen County, Indiana. Both facilities are extremely energy efficient and LEED Gold status certified. The certification was achieved using extremely efficient windows, LED lighting and daylight harvesting, geothermal HVAC systems… Continue Reading Hoosier Energy dedicates ...Read More

Dairyland Power Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio

LA CROSSE, WI— Dairyland Power Cooperative is expanding its commitment to renewable resources with the purchase of output from Sartell Hydro, a hydroelectric generation station located on the Mississippi River in Sartell, Minn. A long-term power purchase agreement between Dairyland and Eagle Creek Renewable Energy, LLC, for the facility’s total output of 10 MW was… Continue Reading Dairyland Power Expands ...Read More

Cooperative Leaders Meet with U.S. Rep. Bustos

U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos, D-17–Moline, met yesterday with electric co-op leaders to discuss several important federal issues. L to R: Duane Noland, AIEC President/CEO; Congresswoman Bustos; Jay Bartlett, Prairie Power, Inc. President & CEO; and Lynn Frasco, Menard Electric Cooperative Manager.

1st Year Distribution School a Success

The 2015 spring semester for 1st Year Distribution School was held April 13 – 17 on the Chuck West Lineman Training Field at Lincoln Land Community College. Under the instruction of AIEC Instructors Roger Larkin, Chuck West and Lyle Kofoot, the participants were able to do the following at the conclusion of the school: Demonstrate… Continue Reading 1st Year Distribution ...Read More

Federated’s Member Outreach Meeting

Federated Rural Electric Insurance Exchange and the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives will host a meeting on Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield, IL. There will not be a charge to participate in this meeting and lunch will be provided by Federated. You can register and view… Continue Reading Federated’s Member Outreach ...Read More