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Monthly Archives: January 2015

New technology for the grid

Aging infrastructure across the country is necessitating new technology in the electric grid. You might not notice when you plug in your toaster or your iron, but the nation’s electric grid is undergoing a revolution – a digital revolution. Recent advances in technology are transforming how we make and move electricity, and over time, these changes will greatly improve the... Read More

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Space heater safety tips

As temperatures drop this winter, many will look for supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters can be a good alternative for those who want to warm one area of their home without turning up the thermostat on the central heating system. However, space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires, according to the National Fire... Read More

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Message from the President: Learning the Co-op Principles

There are seven cooperative principles that give all cooperatives guidance. One of my favorite bumper stickers is, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” The importance of education was drilled into me by my parents. It is no accident that we educate children from a very early age while their young minds are still dry sponges willing to absorb... Read More

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HomE 3.0 Rebates

*****Effective 2/1/15, The State of Illinois has frozen all grants, including the funding for our HomE 3.0 Rebate Program, pending a review by the new administration. We are not guaranteeing that you will receive a rebate. However, we do recommend that you complete the HomE 3.0 Project Form as soon as possible and forward it to Eastern Illini to get in... Read More

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