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One Million Comments Sent to EPA

More than 1 million comments from electric cooperative advocates were sent to the Environmental Protection Agency outlining concerns about proposed carbon dioxide limits for existing and new power plants by the agency’s Dec. 1 deadline. “At the heart of this, we oppose the EPA’s regulations because they will raise electric rates, threaten reliability and are illegal under the Clean Air... Read More

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Don’t Be An Energy Zombie!

What do fortune tellers, couch potatoes, and amater make-up artists have in common? They’re all hopelessly in the dark about the life-changing benefits of LED bulbs – until they learn to look for the ENERGY STAR. That’s the premise of three quirky, irreverent new spots promoting LED lighting from EPA’s ENERGY STAR program this fall. ENERGY STAR has put this new... Read More

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Member Appreciation Breakfast on Oct. 25

RECC members are invited to an informal breakfast from 8-10 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Christian Church near Raymond on October 25! Stop in to  meet with co-op staff and directors, see what’s new at RECC, try out our SmartHub member portal on an iPad, or ask any questions you might have about our programs and operations. Sausage & Biscuit Breakfast   8:00... Read More

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Pink Hardhats Support Cancer Awareness

If you see RECC linemen in a pink hardhat during October, it's s reminder of National Breast Cancer Month and the need to support all cancer patients. It's also a reminder for everyone to use available screening and tests for early cancer detection, which increases survival rates tremendously. We've all been touched by family and friends fighting cancer, so let's all work together to... Read More

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Open House Sept. 19 for Retiring Employees

A retirement reception will be held at the RECC office on Friday, Sept. 19 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., for three long-time employees of Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative. Members and friends are invited to join us in honoring these men! Dean Fuchs of Farmersville joined the co-op as a bookkeeper in June 1973, and was named office manager in 1977, just the second person... Read More

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SmartHub now online!

The new SmartHub communications tool is now in place for RECC members’ use, providing more information than ever before on your computer, smart phone, or tablet. SmartHub lets you view or pay your monthly electric bill, but it also offers so much more information and convenience: • Quickly pay your bill • Review past payments • Receive bill reminders •... Read More

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Home Energy Audit

Have you had your home checked out, to see if it’s ready for another grueling Midwest winter? A home energy audit determines how much energy your home consumes and assesses what measures you can take to make your home more efficient. Just because “nothing’s broken” doesn’t mean your home may not have a serious energy problem, or several small areas... Read More

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Electric Aggregation Is Hot Topic Across Illinois

Click To Read Our Aggregation Fact Sheet Many communities and counties across Illinois have begun aggregating their citizens’ buying power for electricity from Ameren or Commonwealth Edison companies, but co-op members are not affected by the power marketing programs. Under the 1997 Illinois electric deregulation law, not-for-profit electric cooperatives and municipally owned utilities were treated differently than for-profit, investor-owned utilities. Because of their... Read More

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Be Prepared For Winter Storms

We enjoyed a very mild winter last year, with little snow and no ice storms. Are you willing to bet that we’ll have another easy winter this year? If not, then you should be taking steps now to prepare for winter storms and possible extended electrical outages that might result. Heavy accumulations of ice and snow can bring down utility... Read More

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Lou DeLaby Reaches 40-Year Anniversary

Lou DeLaby is the longest-serving employee at RECC, officially at 40 years, but he can add even a couple of more summers to that total. He worked two summers while in high school as a temporary groundman, before joining the co-op full-time in October 1972 as a groundman. He’s worked ever since in the line department, and now heads that... Read More

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