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2021 Scholarship Applications Due Dec. 31

We are pleased to share with you that the 2020 Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship application is now available. AIEC will again be awarding 12 - $2,000 scholarships. Of the 12 scholarships, six will be awarded to the sons or daughters of electric co-op members attending a two-year or four-year accredited college or university, four will be reserved for... Read More

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RECC Lobby Closed – Office Remains Open

Cooperative Offices will be restricted to outside visitors again starting November 2, 2020. As a cooperative, we have a responsibility to do what is in the best interest of all our members.  By closing our lobbies, RECC is limiting the direct exposure of our employees and members.  Even though our doors will be locked we will continue to do business... Read More

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Christmas Lighting Contest

Entering our contest is easy. Simply take a picture of your lighting display and email it to contest@recc.coop. Photos can be submitted by anyone, but the member’s name and address must be included with each entry. All photos must be received by December 27, 2020 to be eligible to win a prize. The prize total for our Christmas Lighting Contest... Read More

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Billing with Demand Charges

If your electrical service requires a large amount of power, your bill will include a demand charge. Demand is determined by how much stress your system puts on the electrical grid at any given time. This charge is in addition to the electricity consumed each month and can account for a large portion of the total electric bill. In some... Read More

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What Should I Do If My Power Goes Out?

Ask your neighbors if they have power? If so, check your electrical meter to see if numbers appear in the digital display. If this area is blank, call the cooperative to report an outage. These digital numbers are only displayed when the proper voltage is available at your service. If you have power at the meter but not in your... Read More

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Niemeyer Elected as District 5 Director

Congratulations to Garry Niemeyer on being elected as the new District 5 Director! The certified election results show 1,448 ballots were cast from 4,709 eligible members, yielding a participation rate of 30.75%. Nationally, the participation rate for cooperative elections is between 12-15%. The Board of Directors appreciate the desire exhibited by all 4-candidates to fill the open District 5 seat,... Read More

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Unclaimed Capital Credit Payments

We're looking for former member-owners of RECC who have capital credit equity retirement payments available, but we can’t find them! Members who used electricity from RECC in 1984 received capital equity refunds in 2019, but we need a current address for many of them. We've posted a list of those "lost" members, in hopes that someone can put us back... Read More

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Stay at Least 6′ Away from Lineworkers

Not everyone can stay home during the COVID-19 outbreak. That includes our line workers. The CDC recommends a 6-foot distance from others, so when you see RECC crew members out and about, please just give them a wave to say hello!... Read More

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RECC Equity Rotation was Paid as a Bill Credit!

At the July 23, 2019 board meeting, Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) directors approved the rotation/retirement of $387,846.10 in capital credit equity. All current and former member/owners, who received electric service and contributed to margins in 1984, were repaid. As an active member, you will see a “Capital  Credit Refund” on your September bill, which was on October 7, 2019.... Read More

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RECC sponsors students in Washington

Two area students were among 69 rural Illinois youths in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, held June 14-21. Jocelyn Nester of Springfield and William Ryan of Rochester represented Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative on the educational trip. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction to our... Read More

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