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RECC President/CEO Announced

The Board has selected Sean Middleton as the cooperative’s new President/CEO. Sean’s tenure will officially begin on January 19, 2023, following the retirement of David Stuva, who held the position for 23 years. “On behalf of the RECC board, it is my privilege to announce the appointment of Sean Middleton as president/CEO,” said Melvin Repscher, chairman of the RECC board.... Read More

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2022 Scholarship Applications Due Dec. 31

We are pleased to share with you that the 2022 Thomas H. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship application is now available. AIEC will again be awarding 15 - $2,000 scholarships. Of the 15 scholarships, nine 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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Youth To Washington Tour Returns!

Two students from RECC's service territory were selected to represent their cooperative and enjoy an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. from June 17-24 as part of the annual Youth Tour. The 2022 Youth Tour delegates from RECC were: Olivia Marchizza from Auburn and Grace Minder from Loami. The students visited Capitol Hill and met with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin... Read More

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2022 RECC Annual Meeting

RECC held its 85th Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Knight's Action Park's Route 66 Drive-In, located at 1700 Recreation Drive, Springfield, IL.  Registration began at 5:30 p.m. and the business meeting began at 7:00 p.m. Just like our other Annual Meetings, we elected directors and gave a report on the business standing of the cooperative. In addition,... 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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