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 […]

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, […]

McDonough Power 78th Annual Meeting

Members of McDonough Power Cooperative were updated on power supply, infrastructure and right-of-way projects, and programs the co-op is participating in to enrich its community and others in need at the organization’s 78th Annual Meeting of Members held Thursday, Aug. 27 at The Crossing in Macomb. President/CEO Mike Smith addressed the Clean Power Act that […]

Furnace Filters Delivered to Your Doorstep

FilterEasy is an air filter delivery service that will help your HVAC run more efficiently and does the job of reminding you when it’s time to swap out the old filter. Your first set of filters is free with this offer. A clean filter is a piece to the energy efficiency puzzle!

Right-of-Way Management Activities in McDonough Power Cooperative Service Territory

McDonough Power Cooperative has once again contracted with Spoon River Electric Cooperative (SREC) to perform vegetation management in the following areas beginning in August; continuing through the summer and fall.  The affected areas in our service territory include – Monmouth, Kirkwood, Berwick, Roseville, Blandinsville, Sciota, Good Hope, Macomb, Colchester and Tennessee (see map). This work might include […]

Annual Meeting Booklets are in the Mail

2015 | Annual Meeting | August 27, 2015 You are cordially invited to join us… On behalf of the board of directors of McDonough Power Cooperative, I extend a personal invitation to attend your cooperative’s 78th annual meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015, at The Crossing church in Macomb.  There will be a short business […]

Youth Tour – Educating and Developing Tomorrow’s Cooperative Leaders

In June McDonough Power sent two students to Washington, D.C. for the 51st Annual Electric Cooperative Youth Tour. Young people who experience Youth Tour have the opportunity to explore our nation’s capital, make lasting friendships, learn a bit about how our government operates and see the impact electric cooperatives have on the legislative process. Youth […]