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Monthly Archives: January 2016

The power of co-ops

Providing you with electric service is a cooperative effort. Every day, Eastern Illini Electric Co-op is hard at work to make sure you have the electric power you need, exactly when you need it. And behind the scenes we are working with a network of cooperatives to make that happen. Eastern Illini is a part of Prairie Power, Inc., (PPI)... Read More

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Prevent home electrical fires

The following checklist can help you prevent electrical fires in your home. Electrical outlets – Check for loose-fitting plugs. Replace missing or broken wall plates so wiring and components are not exposed. If you have young children, cover unused outlets with safety caps or install tamper resistant outlets (TROs).  TROs have a built in safety feature that won’t allow any... Read More

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A starting point for savings

The top five energy users in your home offer the best place to look to lower bills. While most people would like to be more energy efficient and save money, often it feels overwhelming because many folks don’t know where to begin. To help jump start your effort, it is useful to know what the top energy users are in... Read More

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Two spots to open on co-op board

Two current board members have indicated they will not seek re-election in June. Herb Aden, of Newman, and Kay Horsch, of Dewey, have both announced that they will not seek re-election at Eastern Illini’s 2016 Annual Meeting of Members. Aden was elected as a director of Illini Electric Cooperative in 1979. Illini Electric consolidated with Eastern Illini Power Cooperative in... Read More

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Message from the President

Welcome to 2016! Can you believe it - the calendar has turned another year - welcome to 2016!  Mom was right, the years seemingly go by more quickly as we get older. Your cooperative enjoyed a very good year in 2015. Even though the weather was fairly normal, except for the very wet spring and early summer period, we were... Read More

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The Clean Power Plan

The Clean Power Plan is out - how and when will it impact us? The energy industry has been analyzing the effects of the several-thousand-page Clean Power Plan that the EPA finalized last year. With a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, it places a strong emphasis on more renewable energy like solar and wind and aims to drastically reduce... Read More

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Is your home winter-proof?

Follow these simple steps to increase your home’s efficiency and lower bills. We often talk to member/owners  this time of year about their utility bills. Winter bills sometimes seem higher than they think they should be, and they want to know why. While the answer is always specific to each unique situation, there are some common tips and energy efficiency... Read More

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Be prepared for winter storms

When winter temperatures drop and storms hit, it can be a challenge to stay safe and warm. Winter storms can be quite severe in east central Illinois. Here at Eastern Illini, we care about your safety, and we want you to be prepared if a storm hits. Heavy snow and ice can lead to downed power lines, leaving you without... Read More

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