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Youth to Washington Scholarship Program

We are excited to announce a new scholarship opportunity for local students!

The Youth to Washington Scholarship Program

In 2018 Menard Electric Cooperative will award three college scholarships and one Youth to Washington Tour trip (June 8-15, 2018).

College & Lineworker School Scholarships Available

October 31, 2017

Menard Electric Cooperative General Manager Alisha Anker has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives will award 10 scholarships of $2,000 each through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you pay your electric bill. If you believe you may qualify for benefits we encourage you to contact your local office to see if you qualify to receive benefits. If you do, a one-time lump sum payment is paid directly to us on your behalf. 

Applications are accepted beginning Oct 1 for seniors & disabled persons; Nov 1 for disconnected services & homes w/children under 6; Dec 1 for all others.

Linemen Aid in Hurricane Irma Power Restoration

Five local linemen from Menard Electric Cooperative have returned home after helping restore power to members of two cooperatives in Georgia after Hurricane Irma.

Help us Find These Members - Capital Credits Listing

In May 2017 our Board of Directors authorized a general retirement of capital credits earned in 1993 and a portion of 1994. Active members in 1993/1994 received a bill credit or check. (Remember, capital credits are the margins we earn that are allocated back to you each year because we are non-profit and member-owned)

Members who no longer receive service from us were mailed a check. Some of those checks were returned to us and that’s where you come in. We need your help to locate those members.

Pole Testing in Area

Our poles are the backbone of our distribution system. To make sure our system is strong we utilize a 10-year rotation schedule to inspect every pole in our territory. Pole inspectors are working for the next 5 weeks. You may notice the crews digging around poles, fixing ground wires, installing guy wire guards, and more. Vehicles are marked with SWPI signs. They will be working in our territory east of the Sherman/Springfield areas and in our northernmost territory near Topeka. See the shaded area of these maps-click on the images to enlarge them.

Sen. Rose & Rep. Davidsmeyer Receive Public Service Award

At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual meeting, held Friday, July 28, in Springfield, State Senator Chapin Rose (R-51) and State Representative C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-100) received the 2017 Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award. The award was made in recognition of their dedicated public service to all citizens of the state of Illinois and outstanding contributions to the rural electrification program.

Electronics Recycling Sept 16th

Electronics Recycling Event
Saturday, September 16th
8:00 a.m. - Noon
at our Office - 14300 State Hwy 97, Petersburg, IL 62675 (just south of New Salem State Park)

See PDF Flyer here

Equipment to be recycled by BLH Computers, Inc.

Blood Drive July 17th 12-2:30 pm

The Central Illinois Community Blood Center Bloodmobile

will be at our Office at 14300 State Hwy 97 (just south of New Salem)

Monday, July 17th from 12:00 - 2:30 p.m.


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