How to Get Electric Service in Your Name
Becoming a member
We are an electric cooperative, and that makes us unique. As a cooperative, we are led by our consumer-members; in order to have service with Menard Electric Cooperative you must first become a member.
To become a member you will need to fill out a new membership card and pay a one-time $25 new membership fee. We will run a utility credit check from the information on the card to determine if a security deposit is required, and how much. The quickest way to get your membership completed and service put in your name is to visit us at the office. If this is not possible, we can mail a membership card to you - please allow adequate time for receiving and returning the card and membership fee by mail.
Connecting an existing service
To connect a service, you will need to be a member and have paid a deposit if required. You will need to provide us with the service location and/or meter number, and a date you wish to begin. Please allow us adequate time to transfer a service.
Building a new service
If you are building a new home or business on our lines, please contact us early in the process. It takes time to plan and build your service to have electricity available when your builder needs it. Give us a call or leave us a message.
Keep this in mind
Sometimes member's ask that an electric service placed under their membership be put in care of another individual. This should be very carefully considered and is not ideal. The member is the person who is ultimately responsible for any service, and any debts acquired. The member also earns and retains all capital credits allocated from all accounts.