Monthly Archives: November 2013

Capital credit payments top $1 million

The retirement of capital credits is a tangible benefit of being a member/owner of Eastern Illini. In December of 2013, Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative will begin sending capital credit checks to member/owners that received electricity in 1979, 1980, and 1981. The payments totaled $1,146,979 and were part of an overall retirement of $1,716,240. What are capital credits? Any profits made... Read More

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Solid Lighting Solutions

LEDs meet (and exceed) 2014 lighting efficiency standards. A new year calls for updated lightbulb efficiency guidelines. No need to use bulbs with a twist; light-emitting diodes (LEDs) can help you switch on savings. ​Congress called for improved energy efficiency standards for traditional incandescent bulbs under the federal Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. By 2014, lightbulbs using between... Read More

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President’s Message – A fond farewell

Eastern Illini’s President/CEO, Dave Champion, is retiring at the end of 2013 after 40 years of service. Time is zipping right along and my retirement date, December 31, 2013, is just a few days away.  It is challenging to pull together the right words to express my feelings at this moment. I have been looking into the future with a... Read More

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Hunzinger named President/CEO of Eastern Illini

Hunzinger named President/CEO of Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative PAXTON, Illinois (November 20, 2013) - The Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative (EIEC) Board of Directors has named Bob Hunzinger as the cooperative’s next President/CEO.  Hunzinger will begin his new duties on January 1, 2014. Hunzinger has deep-rooted ties to Illinois.  A native of Dieterich, Illinois and a graduate of the University of... Read More

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Restoration process nearly complete

3:05 p.m., Tuesday, November 19 Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative line crews are nearing the end of the restoration process that began Sunday afternoon as high winds and tornadoes swept through east central Illinois.  In all, 5,497 accounts were without electricity at some point during the last two days, and over 100 electric poles were knocked down. The crews are now... Read More

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