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Board Announces New Manager

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2017

Menard Electric Cooperative Hires New General Manager

Rate increase

The Board of Directors approved a small rate increase for 2017 and 2018 to the facility charge and security lights.

The new rate will take effect on your March 7 bills.

The inflationary increase on an average residential member is about 1.5%.

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Frasco Appointed Interim Manager

Frasco at deskAt the end of 2016 General Manager Eric Hobbie left Menard Electric Cooperative for the position of President/CEO of Prairie Power Inc., our wholesale power provider.

Menard Electric Cooperative Board of Directors has appointed Lynn Frasco as Interim Manager.

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips

Holiday Decorating Safety Tips from SafeElectricity.org

MEC & CoBank Donation to PORTA

General Manager Eric Hobbie, Directors Dennis Ryan and Jay Frye and Member Services Director Trish Michels recently presented a check for $7,000 to PORTA High School Coach Nick Rathgeb for a new electronic scoreboard.

LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)

LIHEAP Program  

Need help paying your electric bill? The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help. We encourage you to contact your local office as soon as possible 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. Payment is based upon the number of people in your household and their combined 30-day gross monthly income.

Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL)

Co-ops Vote - MEC named 5-Star Co-op

Menard Electric Named ‘5-Star Co-op’ by NRECA
Recognition honors co-op’s participation in nationwide get-out-the-vote effort

Bright Options Solar

Prairie Power Cooperative Offers Bright Options Solar and Menard Electric Cooperative Members Can Participate

Eric Hobbie accepts position as President & CEO of Prairie Power, Inc.

The Board of Directors of Menard Electric Cooperative (MEC) announces that Eric Hobbie, General Manager of MEC, has accepted the position of President & CEO of Prairie Power, Inc. (PPI).  PPI, which provides wholesale electricity to 10 electric distribution cooperatives, including MEC, is headquartered in Springfield, Ill.

Vanquish Energy Vampires

Vampires are lurking in your home right now. Really, they are. But you can throw down your wooden stake and put away the garlic-it’s not what you think. These vampires can be vanquished with a quick flick of your wrist.

We’re talking about vampire electronics (as we call them)-devices in your home that lurk in the shadows, often undetected, but that continue to suck power long after the rest of the household is asleep.

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