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Winter Storm Safety Tips

Large winter storms bring with them the potential for extended outages. Be prepared.

More detailed storm safety tips are available online at Ready.gov ; Safe Electricity; and The Red Cross.

Below is a brief outline of some of their safety tips.

Before the storm

Operations Dept. Personnel Changes

Recent Changes to Operations Department Personnel

Electrical Safety During and After a Flood

Parts of our service area could experience flooding as rivers continue to rise. During such times it's important to keep electrical safety in mind.

If you are vacating your home

  • Turn off utilities at the main switch
  • Unplug appliances and electronics.
  • Upon return, do no re-enter your home until you are certain it is safe.

If your home has flooded

Lineman Sent to Aid Another Cooperative

Cooperation Among Cooperatives

6th Annual Food Drive

It's time for our 6th Annual Together We Serve & Together We Save Food Drive

Help us serve our local food pantry and you could save on your electric bill! 5 winners will receive a $50 Bill Credit

For every five food items brought in to our office between December 1 and 21st, you’ll receive one entry into a drawing for a $50 bill credit. We’ll draw 5 winners on December 22nd.

 

PPI Solar Farms Dedicated

Mike Patrick at solar farmDon McMillan at Solar Farm Prairie Power, Inc., a Springfield, Ill.

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you pay your electric bill. The program has changed slightly this year and 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. Below is the county office information we have available.

The 7 Cooperative Principles That Guide Us

Every October since 1930, not-for-profit cooperatives of all kinds have recognized National Cooperative Month in October as a way to educate the public about how co-ops work and to appreciate their many members. We want to take this opportunity to highlight the seven cooperative principles that lead electric cooperatives like us to do business in a better way every single day.

No. 1: Voluntary and Open Membership/ No. 2: Democratic Member Control

Safety Accreditation Earned

Menard Electric Cooperatives sets a high standard of safety for our employees and our members. We strive to provide our employees with the tools they need to work as safely as possible. We also seek to educate members in ways to stay safe around electricity as well as performing work such as tree trimming that helps protect all of our members and the general public.

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