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2015 Rate Adjustment

Residential members will see an increase of 4-5%, in line with cost of living increases over the last few years. The average member’s bill will increase $4.70/month (with a typical usage of 850 kwh/month).


2015 Rate adjustment announced

Rates will increase for all classes on March 1, 2015 and appear on bills received in April 2015

Director Petitions Due April 22

Want to be a director?

Nominating Petitions due April 22 for Board of Directors

Petitions are available now at the office for Directors in districts 2, 5 and 9 on the Board of Directors of Menard Electric Cooperative. Petitions must be signed by no less than 10 members and must be received in the co-op’s office by 4:30 p.m. on April 22.

See the map of Director districts


UPDATE: All HomE 3.0 Rebate programs are on hold at this time. The State of Illinois has frozen all grants, including the funding for the electric cooperatives’ HomE program, pending a review by the new administration. We do not know if the program will be reopened. We will update this site when we have further information.



Director Steve Worner attends training

Menard Electric Director Steve Worner recently attended a class on director’s duties and liabilities. The class was held at the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives headquarters in Springfield, Ill. Worner received one continuing education credit toward his Credentialed Cooperative Director Certificate.

Youth Day & Youth to Washington 2015

Youth Day is March 25, 2015

Youth to Washington D.C. Tour is June 12-19, 2015

High School Juniors who live in a home with a parent/guardian who is an active member of Menard Electric Cooperative should apply today! 

Deadline is February 20, 2015

See our Youth Programs Page for details and an application.

Food Drive a Success

Help us find these members-capital credits earned 1986-1991

Our Board of Directors authorized a general retirement of capital credits earned in 1986 through a portion of 1991 last May. If you were an active member during that time you received a bill credit or a 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.)

Five tips for space heater safety

By April Lollar. April writes on consumer and cooperative affairs for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, the Arlington, Va.-based service organization for the nation’s 900-plus consumer-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperatives.     

Together We Serve & Together We Save Food Drive

   Bring a non-perishable food item to our office December 1st through the 19th and we’ll donate it to the Menard County Food Pantry; in return we’ll give you a gift. (while supplies last, limit one per membership--Note: LED Christmas light strands are limited in quantity).

Letter to Members: General Manager Search

To: Our Employees and Members

From: Menard Electric Cooperative, Inc. Board of Directors

In preparation of the current General Manager’s planned retirement, the MEC Board has contracted with NRECA’s Executive Search Department to facilitate the search process. We encourage qualified candidates to apply for the position.  Please direct any and all inquiries to:

Ken Holmes

NRECA Executive Search



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