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2021 RECC Annual Meeting

RECC will hold its 84th Annual Meeting on June 10, 2021 at Knight's Action Park's Route 66 Drive-In, located at 1700 Recreation Drive, Springfield, IL.  Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the business meeting begins at 6:50 p.m. Just like our other Annual Meetings, we will have election of directors and a report on the business standing of the... Read More

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RECC Equity Rotation was Paid as a Bill Credit!

Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) directors approved the rotation/retirement of $349,422.86 in capital credit equity. All current and former member/owners, who received electric service and contributed to margins in 1985, 1986, 1987 or 1988 were repaid. As an active member, you will see a “Capital Credit Refund” on your December bill, which was mailed out early in January 2021. Capital... 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 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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February Electric Bill Reflects “Rate Decrease”

While virtually all aspects of today’s cost of living continues to rise, RECC members have enjoyed one of the longest periods of rate stability in recent history. In fact, all RECC electric rates are now lower than they were in 2009! In 2016, the board approved a new 10.5-year Power Supply Contract with NextEra Energy Power Marketing, LLC. This long-term... Read More

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Northwestern Food Pantry Receives Co-op Donation

Employees of Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative (RECC) collected $300 for the Northwestern Food  Pantry. President/CEO David Stuva agreed that RECC would match their contributions. Pastor John Chrisler, Palmyra United Methodist Church, was grateful to receive the $600 charitable donation and said it would really help the people in the Palmyra and Modesto area this year. RECC employees have recently made... Read More

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