Monthly Archives: October 2013

Scholarship applications available

January 31 is the deadline for the Youth to Washington Scholarship Contest. Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative is proud to offer two separate scholarship programs for graduating seniors. The first one involves students from all of the electric cooperatives in Illinois. The second one, which will officially be announced next month, is exclusively for Eastern Illini member families. In 2014, seven... Read More

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President’s Message – Why I’m thankful for EIEC

The Thanksgiving season offers a great opportunity to reflect on what’s important. At my family’s Thanksgiving dinner each year, we all take turns saying something we’re grateful for. My list is usually about the same—good health, wonderful family and friends, and a job serving the great member/owners of Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative. I’m thankful to be a part of Eastern... Read More

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Take the chill out of winter bills

Take simple steps now to minimize higher winter bills. Between holiday houseguests and shorter, colder days, electric bills tend to climb in the winter. Read on for ways to save energy when the temperature drops.  Lower your thermostat Lower your thermostat to 68 degrees (or lower, if you can handle it). If you decrease the temperature by just two degrees, you... Read More

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Electric co-ops decry ‘All-but-one’ energy policy

Jo Ann Emerson, CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), released the following statement in response to the testimony of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy before the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee on September 18, 2013. McCarthy outlined the Administration’s proposed regulations governing carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants. “NRECA and its member... Read More

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Schlatter earns Board Leadership certificate

Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative Board Member Tom Schlatter recently received the Board Leadership certificate from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). Schlatter was recognized at NRECA's Region 8 & 10 meeting for his commitment to education and attainment of the Board Leadership certificate in front of more than 1,000 electric cooperative officials from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota... Read More

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