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2022 RECC Annual Meeting

RECC will hold its 85th Annual Meeting on June 9, 2022 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 7:00 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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Enter our Youth To Washington Contest!

Youth Day has been cancelled but Youth to Washington Trip is still on!  High School Juniors – win a trip to Washington, D.C.! RECC will sponsor two local students on the 2022 Youth To Washington Tour in June, and the application process is now open! Juniors at schools in our service area are invited to apply online to win one of... Read More

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Meet the Volkswagen ID.4 Electric SUV

After years of consideration, the cooperative has purchased its first all-electric vehicle, and the timing couldn’t have been better. Battery technology has improved and driving ranges have increased substantially. The EV  infrastructure is taking shape and is expanding across the country. Charging times have decreased and will get faster in the future. EVs are getting larger and can now accommodate... 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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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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Rural Electric Youth Day at the Capitol

Unfortunately, no Youth Day or Youth Tour was held in 2020 & 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.   High School Juniors – win a trip to Washington! RECC will sponsor two local students on the Youth To Washington Tour in June, and the application process is now open! Juniors at schools in our service area are invited to  two... 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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