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Understanding the Power Cost Adjustment

A Power Cost Adjustment (PCA) is a direct reflection of our power supply and transmission costs; when the PCA is implemented, the line will appear as a positive or negative dollar amount on your bill. The PCA will be shown when the cost of providing power rises above or falls below our budgeted levels for power supply and we need to pass those cost changes on to you. The PCA was implemented with your August bill.

Keep in mind the PCA is not a new charge; we’ve had it in our rate structure for more than 20 years, although it had not appeared on your bills for five years.

Warren Goetsch named Secretary of AIEC Board

Menard Electric Cooperative Director Warren Goetsch was recently elected for a two-year term as Secretary of the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperative’s (AIEC) Board of Directors. Warren previously served as Treasurer of the AIEC Board. He was named Secretary during a reorganizational meeting held after the AIEC’s annual meeting of members.

MEC 101

In reference to August as back-to-school time, we’re teaching MEC 101.

Beware of Phone Scam

One of our members received a call today from a man who claimed the member would be disconnected in 45 minutes unless they provided an immediate minimum payment by credit card for an overdue balance. We have heard of similar calls being made to other utility customers across the country and we reported the scam on our website earlier this year after a member was contacted.

    Fortunately, this member today did the right thing by hanging up and calling our office. We will never call demanding immediate payment by phone.

Voluntary Efforts Aid Menard County Fairgrounds

Commitment to Community

Youth to Washington Tour

June 27, 2014

Scholarship Awarded

June 19, 2014

Outage update/conserve energy notice for some members

June 18, 2014


Members in the Riverton, Dawson, Buffalo and Mechanicsburg areas may have experienced outages earlier this week caused by a problem we are having with an underground line at our Barclay substation.

Annual Meeting Held

June 9, 2014

Members of Menard Electric Cooperative Attend 77th Annual Meeting

   More than 340 members and their families participated in Menard Electric Cooperative’s 77th Annual Meeting on June 7. Activities included a performance by gospel group High Road III, a pork chop dinner, kids activities and more.


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