Monthly Archives: February 2015

Directors receive training

Eastern Illini directors receive advanced training. Two Eastern Illini board members attended a class on director’s duties and liabilities. The class was held at the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives headquarters in Springfield, Ill. in January. The directors received one continuing education credit toward their Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate. Electric co-op directors are elected by the member-owners and are responsible... Read More

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Lighting upgrade will save big bucks

New lights will save almost $5,000 per year. There are many low-cost or no-cost energy efficiency upgrades available. They usually net you a modest savings. There are also major upgrades with considerable costs - that can save you a great deal of money. Lighting usually falls somewhere in the middle. Thanks to an efficiency grant that covered more than half... Read More

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Make efficiency affordable

Low-interest loans and special electric rates make energy efficiency upgrades practical. If you have purchased a new appliance recently, you probably found yourself comparing the annual energy consumption of various models. You probably also noticed that efficiency costs extra. When it comes to appliances, water heaters and HVAC systems, consumers face a classic dilemma: pay now or pay (more) later.... Read More

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Message from the President: Co-op Principle #1

Voluntary and Open Membership When electric co-op member/owners look at the seven co-op principles, many may question if cooperatives really live up to the first principle: Voluntary & Open Membership. It is a fair question.  There is a two-part answer. First, it is important to remember that when Eastern Illini’s predecessors (Illini Electric Co-op and Eastern Illinois Power Co-op) were... Read More

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