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Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bright options solar

Bright Options Solar

Purchasing clean energy just got easier! For as little as $12 per month added to your electric bill, you can choose to have a portion of your home’s energy come from environmentally-friendly solar power – and all without upfront expenses, maintenance costs, and changes to your home. Reasons to Invest in Bright Options Solar No upfront invesment No ongoing maintenance... Read More

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coop connections

Discover the Value of Co-op Membership and Save

The Co-op Connections Card is a tangible benefit of being a member of Eastern Illini. It is a free membership card that gives you discounts on everyday expenses. As a card-carrying member, you can use your Co-op Connections Card or key fob at any participating business and receive discounts at restaurants, retail shops, hair salons, flower shops, hotels, and much,... Read More

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Capital Credit Allocation

Check your electric bill for your 2015 capital credit allocation. Allocations are made each year based on the amount of electricity you purchased the previous year, and our overall financial condition. Allocations cannot be applied to your electric bill, or used as payment for any other services. Based on our recent bylaw changes, we’re now able to allocate even more dollars back... Read More

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Cooperative Value

I’m sure by now you are familiar with the continual theme of many of the articles in this publication relative to the value of the cooperative business model. Quite frankly, we are very proud to be a part of a cooperative, and we certainly feel it is a message that is worthy to keep repeating. Our membership demographics are changing.... Read More

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PrePaid Advantage gives you control

Now you can pay your bill on your schedule - not ours. Prepaid metering is as simple as it sounds: members pay for electricity before it is used, then use the electricity until the credit expires. This type of program gives users the ability to control when and how much they pay for electricity, makes them more aware of the... Read More

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Considering renewable energy?

Congress recently extended tax credits for various renewable energy sources. We’ve all seen large-scale “wind farms” in our area, and you may have noticed smaller wind turbines or solar panel arrays on or around homes or businesses. Smaller renewable energy sources, primarily solar, are becoming more common. Some people consider them as a “green” option that may also help to... Read More

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Youth Tour offers lasting memories

The Youth to Washington tour highlights Eastern Illini’s involvement in youth programs. Emma Johns of Villa Grove represented Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 10-17. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction to our democratic form of government and cooperatives... Read More

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You are a Member!

Many businesses use the word “member” to describe their customers. Places like Sam’s Club or Costco and even American Express like to refer to their customers as members. You pay a fee to buy their goods and services, but that is really all you get for the “membership.” There is no right to vote for the board of directors or... Read More

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