Our mission of “improving the quality of life of our members at a reasonable cost” guides us as we meet the diverse needs of our service area in Southern Illinois. Serving members in portions of ten counties, including Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Monroe, Perry, Randolph, Union, Williamson, Washington, and Saint Clair, we provide high-quality electric service at reasonable rates. We benchmark our efforts by our four core values: integrity, accountability, teamwork and commitment to community. At Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association, our employees serve you and we make management decisions based on these values. In other words, we desire to truly live up to your expectations!

Interested in month to month news, check out our Egyptian Electric NEWSLETTER, published monthly in the Illinois Country Living Magazine.

New Headquarters- 9-28-2016

The Egyptian Electric Cooperative Board of Directors is entering into an agreement with Cooperative member Samron Midwest Contracting of Murphysboro to build a new corporate headquarters south of the intersection of Route 4 and Route 13/127. The new facility will replace the current Murphysboro facility, and a portion of the Steeleville facility. It has been decided to retain the Steeleville site as an operations center. As it has always been, electric service for all of our members and the cost to our members throughout the entire service area will continue to be of the highest priority.

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​More information to come in the October issue of the Illinois Country Living magazine.

Egyptian Electric History

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2016 Classroom Empowerment Grant

“It's that time of the year again, and Egyptian Electric Cooperative is again offering our Touchstone Energy Classroom Empowerment Grants to our local schools within our territory! We are aware that adequate funding for many school systems has been a challenge. Commitment to Community is one of our Touchstone Energy core principles, and we are committed to the communities we serve and want to continue to provide assistance to them.

Six $500 Classroom Empowerment Grants will be offered and awarded to public and private K-12 schools to help them with projects that will improve educational opportunities for students. An impartial panel of judges will evaluate the applications based on the projects that best serve the purpose of improving the learning environment and/or increasing educational resources for the school.

How do Teachers or School Administrators apply? See the Classroom Grant Information and Application Form, and how easy it is to apply! The grant awards will be announced by Friday, December 2, 2016. Download from our website, receive from one of our offices or the coming October Illinois Country Living magazine for the application and information.

For questions regarding the Classroom Empowerment Grants, please contact Brooke Guthman at (618) 684-2143 or bguthman@eeca.coop. Please share and spread the word!”


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IEC Memorial Scholarship

IEC Memorial Scholarship Program

Egyptian Electric Cooperative is happy to announce that in 2017 the Illinois electric cooperatives will award ten scholarships.  Nine academic scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors through a memorial scholarship fund designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.”   In addition, a tenth scholarship will be awarded, to assist with costs in attending an electric lineworker school.  The total of ten scholarships, $2,000 each, will be awarded in 2017 through the Thomas H. Moore Illinois Electric Cooperatives (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program.

                Five scholarships will be awarded to high school seniors who are the sons or daughters of an Illinois electric cooperative member receiving service from the cooperative. A sixth scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, will be awarded to a student who is the son or daughter of an Illinois electric cooperative employee or director. Three additional scholarships are reserved for students enrolling full-time at a two-year Illinois community college who are the sons or daughters of Illinois electric cooperative members, employees or directors.

                The tenth annual scholarship, the “LaVern and Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship,” was awarded for the first time in 2011.  This $2,000 scholarship will help pay for costs to attend the lineworker’s school conducted by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, Ill. LaVern McEntire served as a lineman for McDonough Power Electric Cooperative from 1949 until 1991. He and his wife, Nola, endowed the scholarship to financially assist deserving individuals in becoming trained lineworkers. Sons and daughters of co-op members; relatives of co-op employees or directors; and individuals who have served or are serving in the armed forces or National Guard are all eligible for the lineworker’s scholarship. 


                For more information regarding the scholarships, contact Brooke Guthman at bguthman@eeca.coop. Information has also been shared with the area high school guidance counselors.  Click here to download the LaVern & Nola McEntire Lineworker’s Scholarship application and click https://aiec.coop/iec-scholarship/apply/?coop=EGT to apply online for the other nine scholarships.

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