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Board Announces Selection of New General Manager

The Board of Directors of Menard Electric Cooperative in Petersburg announces that, after a nationwide search, it has selected Eric Hobbie of Springfield, Ill. as General Manager. He will replace retiring General Manager Lynn Frasco.

Youth Day Students Meet with Local Senators and Representatives

Senators John Sullivan, Wm. Sam McCann and David Koehler and Representative Tim Butler met with four students representing Menard Electric Cooperative at the State Capitol during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day. Students attending included Jennifer Davis of Petersburg, Tucker Hirsch and Sophia Pensabene of Sherman and Connor Wade of Dawson.

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.     


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