Installing Generation Equipment

Before making the decision to purchase generating equipment, members should consider the economics of purchasing the equipment and determine whether generating electricity will lower their own monthly power costs. The Capital Cost Recovery Analysis in this brochure will allow you to determine the annual operating cost of the generating equipment and compare that cost to the cost of the energy purchased from your cooperative.


Sealing and insulating the “envelope” or “shell” of your home — its outer walls, ceiling, windows, doors, and floors — is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort. Please visit Energy Star for more information.

Touchstone Energy Home

Are you building the home of your dreams and want to make it energy efficient? Do you want to make your home a Touchstone Energy certified home? If so, the Touchstone Energy® Home Program may be what you are looking for.

For More Information

If you have questions about the geothermal technology or the Geothermal Alliance of Illinois, contact John Freitag, Executive Director at (217) 971-3533 or