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NRECA 2630 Course Held

Electric cooperative directors attended a class on strategic planning at the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in Springfield. The directors received one continuing education credit toward NRECA’s Credentialed Cooperative Director (CCD) Certificate. Key topics included: The difference between strategic thinking and strategic planning Analyzing your cooperative’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and ...Read More

Northern Coop Managers Meet at AIEC

Mike Smith and Tommie Long listen to Bill Dodds' comments to the northern managers. The northern Illinois electric cooperative managers gathered at the AIEC for their first meeting of 2018. Sponsored by the National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC), managers held a roundtable discussion of state and national cooperative ...Read More

Lineman’s Seminar is Underway

The 2018 Lineman’s Seminar, Fundamentals of Safe Work Practices, being held in Mt. Vernon is underway. This program was originally developed to help new electric utility safety professionals attain more engagement with line workers. The program highlights some of the results and promises to engage linemen of all generations and ...Read More

Basic Regulator School Being Held at Fletcher-Reinhardt

Linemen from Illinois Electric Cooperatives are currently attending the three-day Basic Regulator School held at the Fletcher-Reinhardt Service Center located in Bridgeton, MO. This week’s topics include: capacitors, voltage regulators and control panels.  These devices were also observed in simulated field operational modes. This class is also a requirement for the ...Read More

Teimeyer joins AIEC

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) has chosen John C. Teimeyer as its new vice president of regulatory compliance. Teimeyer is an environmental, health, safety and compliance professional with extensive experience in compliance assurance combined with a strong record of quality and excellence in performance. Prior to joining the ...Read More

AIEC 2nd Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

On December 19, AIEC staff celebrated another annual holiday themed event, the Ugly Sweater Contest. The contest provided the perfect excuse to dig deep in the closet and turn an ugly garment into the sensation of the season. Retired employee, Mike Henry, judged the sweaters and decided the ugliest sweater ...Read More

Individual Safety Leadership Award

Nominations being accepted for the Individual Safety Leadership Award. Forms must be emailed to Mary (mzitek@aiec.coop) no later than December 31, 2017.  Submissions for this award are strictly online. Any employee can nominate another employee for this award. Please note that late entries will not be accepted. Having the deadline ensures the ...Read More

Getting in the spirit of Christmas

Each year, AIEC employees get in the spirit of Christmas by conducting a challenge to raise funds to support those less fortunate. Eight children, ages 11 to 17, will have a little happier Christmas thanks to the more than $668 collected in the annual guys vs. girls challenge. The money ...Read More

Safety Tips: When A Vehicle Crashes Into A Utility Pole

Would you know what to do if your vehicle crashed into an electric utility pole? Knowing what to do could mean the difference between life and death. The National Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives has created a short video to help give you the power to stay safe in case ...Read More

Growing up co-op

By Meghaan Evans I love the feeling of being able to walk into my favorite locally-owned shop, restaurant or store knowing that the profit, product and labor can make positive impacts on my community. The spirit of main street is embodied in these local businesses. And electric cooperatives are as ...Read More