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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Why animals and power don’t mix

These simple new steps help to deter animals and increase our system reliability. What do birds, squirrels, and power outages have in common? Animals trigger 11 percent of power outages across the nation. “Our members sometimes shake their heads in disbelief when I blame a squirrel for an outage,” shares Brad Smith, Operations & Safety Coordinator at Eastern Illini Electric... Read More

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Message from the President – Happy Independence Day

Every July, we take time to reflect on our country’s history and remember how the actions of a few helped shape the way we live today. I think back on the rich history of the electric cooperative movement over 75 years ago, and how a small group of determined individuals were able to improve their quality of life and the... Read More

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2014 Annual Meeting Recap

Meeting offered member/owners a chance to participate in their co-op, and relax with some quality food and entertainment.  On Thursday, June 12, 1,046 member/owners and their families (totaling about 2,000 people) attended Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s 27th Annual Meeting. The event was geared for family fun and featured several children’s activities, including: a bounce house; an inflatable obstacle course; miniature... Read More

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