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Governor Quinn Proclaims Careers in Energy Week in Illinois

  Governor Patrick Quinn proclaimed Careers in Energy Week in Illinois, October 14-20, 2013.  As part of the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD) nationwide effort to increase public awareness of the many careers in the energy field, the Illinois Energy Workforce Consortium, of which the AIEC, is a member ...Read More

Zitek completes Loss Control Internship

AIEC's Safety /Education Services Coordinator, Mary Zitek has completed an intensive program in electric utility safety and loss control. The Loss Control Internship is a series of workshops offered by the NRECA in conjunction with the National Utility Training & Safety Education Association. The program is designed to instruct participants ...Read More

Don Taylor named Corn Belt Energy President & CEO

 Corn Belt Energy’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Don Taylor will assume the role as the cooperative’s fourth President/CEO upon the retirement of current President/CEO Jeff Reeves later this year. Taylor currently serves as Vice President of Utility Services at Corn Belt Energy and he has worked at the cooperative ...Read More

RECC serves Illinois’ newest winery in New Berlin

This article appeared in the St. Journal Register. The link to the original article can be found here.  Susan Danenberger left Chicago to return to the 400 acres of property around New Berlin that has been in her family since at least the late 1800s. And she’s added a new ...Read More

SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative Linemen Win 16th Annual Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

Linemen from SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative, Inc., Eldorado, Clayton Gulley, Ryan Johns and Austin Lewis finished first in the Best Overall Team category for total points at the annual statewide Lineman’s Safety Rodeo on Friday, September 27. The 16th Lineman’s Safety Rodeo, held at Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) in ...Read More

AIEC Hot Line School underway

The fall 2013 semester for Climbing School at Lincoln Land Community College AIEC Hot Line School Grounds is underway. The two-week course will wrap up on Friday, Sept. 20. Students receive "hands-on" training which includes:  • the proper technique of climbing poles up to 60 feet• building lines, both three-phase and ...Read More

2013 IEC Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing

On September 6, 113 golfers participated in the annual IEC Chris Schinneer Memorial Golf Outing held at The Rail Golf Course in Springfield. Menard Electric Cooperative played host to this year’s outing, which included employees, directors, retirees, cooperative friends and vendors.  First flight was won by the team of (l-r) ...Read More

Illinois Geothermal Tour

Geothermal heat pumps are the most efficient heating/cooling systems known to mankind today. If you want to learn more about geothermal, and see a system in action, Saturday, September 21 is the date! The Illinois Geothermal Tour is coming to a location near you. On Saturday, September 21, homes and ...Read More

Clay Electric Co-operative holds 69th annual meeting

  Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. members gathered on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Charley Brown Park Fairgrounds for a porkchop dinner preceding the cooperative’s 69th annual meeting. During the meeting they were updated on important information regarding the cooperative. John Meng, executive vice president and general manager for the rural electric cooperative ...Read More

Highlights from the 2013 Farm Progress Show

The Farm Progress Show is the nation's largest outdoor farm show. With over 640 acres for exhibits and demonstrations, the show brings over 300,000 people to central Illinois.  Prairie Farmer magazine, a flagship of Farm Progress Companies, was instrumental in the development of the Farm Progress Show. From 1924 through 1941, Prairie ...Read More