Monthly Archives: March 2014

Spring forward for energy savings

Plan now for summer savings. Adding a few items to your list of spring chores can help make your home more energy efficient and deliver electric bills that won’t make you sweat when temperatures soar.    Start with your air conditionerSpring or early summer is a good time to make sure that your air conditioning unit is ready to work... Read More

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Linemen at night

The life of a lineman

Linemen have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. It’s challenging work, but also important work. That in itself is very rewarding. Although all 12,000 Eastern Illini member/owners - and their families and employees - depend on their electric service each and every day, very few actually consider how the electricity even got to them to begin with.... Read More

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President’s Message – Why climate regulations matter

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is getting ready to release new rules to limit carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at existing power plants. These rules, set to come out in June, could lead to more expensive electricity for you. That’s why we’re asking everyone to send comments to the EPA through www.action.coop. This easy-to-use online tool sends your thoughts directly to... Read More

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Winter weather causes havoc

Exploding gas prices and record low temperatures raised energy bills all winter. Besides the bad road conditions and school/event cancellations, the onslaught of cold weather this winter has brought another negative consequence…higher energy bills. “It’s amazing how closely our member/owners’ electric bills are aligned with weather patterns,” noted Eastern Illini’s northern area energy specialist Mike Carroll. “Even people that heat... Read More

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