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Monthly Archives: August 2015

Geothermal Open House set for September 19

Attend Eastern Illini’s geothermal open house on Saturday, September 19, in rural Chebanse to learn more about the most energy efficient heating and cooling system available. Free food and drinks will be served, and Eastern Illini staff will be on hand to answer all of your energy questions. Saturday, Sept. 19 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elliot residence 3233 N... Read More

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Look up for hazards during harvest

Working safely around electricity is always important, but it can be even more important during harvest season. After working in a field on a neighbor’s farm, Jim Flach parked his equipment and stepped out of the vehicle. Sadly, Jim did not realize his equipment was touching an overhead power line, and he became a path for the electrical current as... Read More

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Smart grid savvy

You’ve heard the term Smart Grid, but what does it mean? All over the world, countries are pursuing grid modernization for the benefits provided to end-users, the economy, the environment, and energy security. So, what’s the big deal, and what exactly does smart grid mean? The smart grid A quick Google search of  “the definition of smart grid” pulls more... Read More

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The best kind of audit

Energy audits are the key to increasing energy efficiency. If you read this PowerLines on a regular basis, then you have probably seen our tips for saving energy. Educating you is one of our seven cooperative principles, and at Eastern Illini, we believe in arming you with information that can help you save on all of your utility bills. Along... Read More

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Insulation, insulation, insulation

Shield your home from energy loss with adequate insulation. Walls. Floors. Ceilings. Attic. These are some of the prime areas of a home that need insulation in order for you to maximize energy efficiency. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), adding insulation to your home is a sound investment that is likely to quickly pay for itself in reduced... Read More

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‘Clean Power Plan’ unveiled

It is hard to believe that the busy summer season is almost over. Although the autumnal equinox is not until September 23rd this year, our children (and us) know that summer is effectively over when school starts, and most certainly after the Labor Day holiday. Before we know it, our farmers will begin harvesting crops. Let us all join in... Read More

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Congressman wins public service award

At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives annual meeting in Springfield on July 31, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (R-Taylorville, 13th Congressional District) received the 2015 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of U.S. Rep. Davis’ dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and for outstanding contributions to the rural electrification... Read More

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