Rate adjustments to be included in February bill

Rate design is a balancing act between meeting our revenue needs and minimizing member impact. Since we are a not-for-profit organization, we do not need large profits to satisfy far-away owners. Rather, we simply need to recover our costs of doing business, as well as provide sufficient margins to reinvest back into our electric distribution […]

Help us locate former Members

In August, McDonough Power Cooperative mailed Capital Credit checks to the last known address of members who received electric service in 1987-1988. The Cooperative is attempting to locate former members (or possibly their heirs) who received electric service during that time. Following is a partial list of former members who have not cashed their checks […]

Operation Round-Up Program Provides Funds to Six Organizations

The Operation Round-Up committee approved funds to local organizations totaling $8,569 for the third quarter of 2016. Recipients include: Bushnell ESDA – $1,569 (Emergency Services Disaster Agency) Handheld Radio & 20 Reflective Traffic Cones West Prairie Middle School – $500 Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS) Program Central Warren Fire District – $2,100 Thermal Imaging […]

Ten 2017 IEC Memorial Scholarships Available

McDonough Power Cooperative president and CEO Mike Smith has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives in 2017 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 […]

Get Out the Vote – Boosting Awareness of Issues Facing Rural America

In the 2012 national elections, voter turnout dropped by 9 percent overall, but the decline in rural counties was 18 percent—twice that of the nation as a whole. Today McDonough Power Cooperative is joining a national program to help turn this around by encouraging our employees and members to register to vote and go to […]

Three Organizations Receive Grants to Help Fund Local Projects

Several local organizations applied for Operation Round-Up grants from McDonough Power Cooperative and were approved for funding. A total of $7,550 in Operation Round-Up grants was awarded. Area organizations benefiting from the grants are as follows: McDonough County United Way – $1,000 toward their Change the Story campaign Jamieson Community Center – $1,550 for the purchase of […]

McDonough Power 79th Annual Meeting

Members of McDonough Power Cooperative were updated on the co-op’s power supply and power diversification at the 79th Annual Meeting of Members held Tuesday, August 16, at The Crossing in Macomb. President/CEO Mike Smith discussed how power supply and power portfolio diversity are changing at McDonough Power. Recent survey results indicated that the cooperative showed […]

Rep Hammond Receives Public Service Award

At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting in Springfield on July 28, State Representative Norine Hammond  (R- Macomb, 93rd House District) received the 2016 Illinois Electric Cooperatives Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of Rep. Hammond’s dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and for outstanding […]

Annual Right-of-Way Maintenance

Several years ago McDonough Power Cooperative initiated a significant vegetation management program to control vegetation under and around its electrical equipment. This program includes cutting, trimming and spraying of vegetation that will interfere with electric service. The program is on-going and necessary to deliver safe, low cost and reliable electricity to homes and businesses. Since […]

Local Students Visit D.C. – Youth to Washington Tour

Grace Bartlett of Rushville-Industry High School and Allison Jackson of Macomb High School represented McDonough Power 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 […]