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2015 Capital Credit Equity allocated to members

On members' July electric bills, which were mailed on August 4, there was a message on the left hand side of the billing statement indicating the amount of capital credit equity allocated to each member for electricity purchased in 2015. This message only appears on your master account and only appears if you had an active account in 2015. As a... Read More

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Local Youths Travel to Washington

Three local students were among the 64 Illinois high schoolers attending the 2016 Youth Tour to Washington for a week of education and fun in the nation’s capital. Illinois electric cooperatives sent 64 students on the trip, June 10-17, with nearly 1,700 students from 43 states in Washington for the annual event. RECC sponsored Hannah Gudgel from Pawnee and Lucas Motley from Palmyra... Read More

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2016 Rural Electric Youth Day

Local state representatives met with students from area schools during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 13 in Springfield. More than 225 students from around Illinois had an opportunity to visit the State Capitol, view state government in action and question their legislators on key issues. Pictured (L-R) are: Dana Smith, Manager of Member and Public Relations; Riley Jennings... Read More

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Capital Credit Equity For 1982 Retired

RECC membersreceived refunds on their electric bills for December, for the retirement of $268,957 in capital credit equity earned in 1982. Over 1,000 members still served by the co-op saw a refund credit on their billing statements mailed January7, while 1,549 members who no longer have an active account received refund checks. “Capital credits represent our members’ ownership in the cooperative,”... Read More

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New Video – The Electric Grid

The electric grid is a complex system of power plants, transmission lines, substations and distribution lines that transmit electric power from the place where it’s generated - all the way to electric co-op members at the end of the line.​ A new video explains the major components of a modern electric generation and delivery system that bring you electric power... Read More

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Prepaid Electric Service Option

RECC’s Prepaid Electric Service allows you to pay for energy when you choose. The easy pay-as-you-go plan will give you greater control over your budget because you can decide how much to pay and when to pay it. Prepaid Electric Service offers many benefits: Say goodbye to large deposits A $50 deposit and $25 toward your first energy use is... Read More

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2014 Capital Credits Allocated To Members

On members' July electric bills, which were mailed on August 6, there was a message on the left hand side of the billing statement indicating the amount of capital credits allocated to each member for electricity purchased in 2014. This message only appears on your master account and only appears if you were a customer in 2014. As a member-owner... Read More

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Three directors re-elected at Annual Meeting

Three directors were re-elected to the RECC Board at the co-op’s Annual Meeting on June 11, with one being a contested election between incumbent Cassie Eigenmann of Modesto and challenger John Earley of Girard in District 9. After a short speech from each candidate, ballots were cast and Cassie Eigenmann won re-election to the Board. In District 7, Andy Goleman... Read More

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Sign Up For Member Notifications

Our Notify 24 uses text and phone messaging to let members in specific areas know about planned outages, as well as the cause of unexpected outages and other information that may affect their service. Notify 24 helps members understand what’s going on with their electric system. Text messages have been the most popular means of communication among our members. With texting, we can... Read More

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Youth Tour Contest Open To HS Juniors

RECC will sponsor two local winners on the Youth To Washington trip set for June 13-18! Juniors at area high schools can enter the contest by attending the Illinois Rural Electric Youth Day program in Springfield on Wednesday, March 25. Up to 10 students from RECC's area will tour the Capitol and other historic sites, and meet with their state legislators. Two... Read More

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