October 2015

Illinois electric cooperatives dedicate solar farms

Prairie Power, Inc., a Springfield, Ill. based generation and transmission cooperative providing wholesale power to ten electric distribution cooperatives, has completed construction of two 500 kW solar farms. The Spoon River Solar Farm was dedicated on October 16. The solar farm, located between Havana and Astoria on Highway 24, also includes a unique learning center. […]

Ten 2016 IEC Memorial Scholarships Available

McDonough Power Cooperative president and CEO, Mike Smith, has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives in 2016 will award nine academic scholarships to high school seniors through a memorial scholarship fund designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.”   In addition, a tenth scholarship – to assist with costs in attending an […]

Operation Round Up Details

Operation Round Up Begins in November The membership voted at the Annual Meeting on August 27 to proceed with the Operation Round Up program, which will launch with the bill received in November 2015. What is Operation Round Up? It’s a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives designed to provide financial assistance to local school programs, […]