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Monthly Archives: March 2018

The importance of safety

NRECA Annual Meeting There were many highlights from the 2018 annual electric cooperative meeting held in Nashville this year. I would like to briefly discuss one very important topic covered there that impacts all of us. Safety EIEC has an annual safety goal that includes ZERO lost time incidents for our employees. The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) and Federated Insurance (a cooperative insurance provider) have coordinated efforts nationally to eliminate electrical... Read More

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The latest spin on washer and dryer energy efficiency

The average American family washes about 400 loads of laundry each year - that’s 7.7 loads of laundry per week. Depending on power and water charges, the average load costs about $1.50 per load to both wash and dry. As of January 1, 2018, newly-manufactured clothes washers will be more energy and water efficient. The newer models also tend to... Read More

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Geothermal heat pump federal tax credits reinstated

Federal tax credits for geothermal heat pumps were recently reinstated by the federal government. Residential consumers are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit for installing a geothermal heat pump system in their home. The reinstated tax credits are retroactive to January 1, 2017, meaning that anyone who installed a geothermal system in their home in the past 14... Read More

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People to know at Eastern Illini: Sean Miller

Sean Miller: Geographical Genius. People who know Sean Miller think he’s a geographical genius. Maybe he does have supernatural powers when it comes to knowing the Eastern Illini map books. Some of his co-workers are convinced that he has spent a great deal of time memorizing them. His photographic mind and keen knowledge about the territory might have something to... Read More

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Spring into safety on the farm

As farmers make plans to return to their fields for spring planting, Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative  encourages everyone to be particularly alert to the dangers of working near overhead power lines. Operating large equipment near these lines is one of the most often overlooked, yet potentially deadly, hazards of working on a farm. There are steps farmers can take to... Read More

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EIEC is a great place to work!

Do you enjoy working out of doors? Have you completed a Journeyman Lineman apprentice program? Are you looking for a change? Consider applying for one of the Journeyman Lineman positions at Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Cooperative serving 11,000 member/owners in east central Illinois. This position is responsible for the construction, repair, and maintenance of the Cooperative’s electrical transmission and... Read More

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