Grace Bartlett

Youth Tour 2016

Friday, June 10 we send two area students to Washington, DC for a week to discover American history. Grace Bartlett of Rushville-Industry High School and Allison Jackson of Macomb High School will represent McDonough Power Cooperative during the tour. Follow along on the Illinois Youth to Washington Facebook page to see what the students come across […]

Allocation Notice

Allocation Notices are in the Mail

McDonough Power operates as a not-for-profit business, owned by the member-consumers we serve. When you pay your bill each month, you are accumulating equity in your cooperative through capital credits allocation. Margins in excess of the cost to serve members are utilized as operating capital. When the cooperative realizes a positive margin (excess of income […]

MDH Foundation

McDonough Power Operation Round-Up Donates $4,350 to Local Organizations

The McDonough Power Cooperative Operation Round-Up (ORU) Trustees recently awarded $4,350 to three local charities through its Operation Round-Up Program. The charitable organizations that received funding include the McDonough District Hospital Foundation – $2,000 towards a nursery bassinette in the Dolores Kator Switzer Women’s Center; Macomb Project H.O.P.E., Inc. NFP – $500 to stock their food pantry; […]

Youth Day Group

Cooperatives Participate in Youth Day

SPRINGFIELD – Rep. Norine Hammond met with students representing McDonough Power Cooperative and McDonough Telephone Cooperative, Inc., during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 13 in Springfield. More than 225 students from around Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action and question their […]

Operation Round Up

What is Operation Round Up? It’s a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives designed to provide financial assistance to local school programs, philanthropic groups, non-profit organizations, rescue squads, volunteer fire departments and other deserving causes that benefit members within McDonough Power’s service area. McDonough Power will “round up” your monthly electric bill to the next […]

Journeyman Lineman Position

3/7/2016: McDonough Power Cooperative in Macomb, Illinois has an opening for a Journeyman Lineman. Candidates must be experienced in maintenance and construction of 12.47/7.2 kV electric distribution lines and have verifiable experience. Experienced Apprentices will be considered. Graduates from Lineman Training Program are preferred. Resumes will be accepted until April 4, 2016. McDonough Power is […]

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 […]

Statewide Surveys

The Illinois Electric Cooperatives are conducting a member satisfaction survey. Random members throughout the state will be receiving the survey questionnaires. SDS Research is conducting the survey on behalf of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. If you receive one, it’s a legitimate request, so please take the time to complete it. Your feedback plays […]

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 […]