Shane Hermetz

Hermetz Selected as General Manager

The board of directors of Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (EECA) held a special board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14 to select EECA’s next general manager. Shane Hermetz, who has held the position of interim manager since former General Manager Jim Riddle retired in July, was hired as the new general manager, effective immediately. “Shane has […]

Photo of New Building

News Release 10/05/17

MURPHYSBORO – Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (EECA) has announced the closure of its existing Murphysboro and Steeleville offices as it prepares to officially open its new headquarters facility in Murphysboro later this month.  “Although it is bittersweet closing both offices that have been operational for many years, we look forward to providing better resources to […]

IEC Scholarship 2018 Flyer

TEN $2,000 IEC Memorial Scholarships Released

Shane Hermetz, Egyptian Electric Interim Manager, has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives in 2018 will award nine academic scholarships 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 – to assist with costs in attending an electric lineworker […]

Carruthers Classroom Grant Winners 2016

Classroom Empowerment Grants

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 […]

Wrights in Sparta

New Kiosk at Wright’s in Sparta

We have officially found a home for the existing Steeleville office kiosk in preparation for our transition. Effected August 23rd members can not only make payment during and after-hours at the Marketplace Shell in Carbondale, but at the Wright Do-it Center located at 1306 N. Market Street in Sparta, next to the Wal-Mart and behind […]

Shane Hermetz

New Interim Manager

At the end of July 2017, Vice-President/General Manager Jim Riddle retired from Egyptian Electric Cooperative. Shane Hermetz has been appointed as Interim Manager; previously serving as Assistant Manager. The Board of Directors continues to work toward selecting a new General Manager, and hopes to fill the position in the coming months.

Relected Board of Directors

Members Attend 79th Annual Meeting

Egyptian Electric Cooperative conducted its 79th Annual Meeting of the Members on the evening of Thursday July 20, 2017 at the Steeleville American Legion. Approximately 708 guests were in attendance, including the 416 registered members. During the business meeting, the members re-elected three directors, Steve Prest of Coulterville, Larry Ebers of Steeleville, and Gil Kroening […]

Picture of New Lobby

Official Move Date

The existing Murphysboro and Steeleville offices located at 10169 Old Highway 13 in Murphysboro, and 1005 W. Broadway in Steeleville, will officially close for business on Thursday, October 19th at 4:00 p.m. Egyptian Electric will be closed for employee training Friday, October 20th, and the new headquarters facility located at 1732 Finney Road in Murphysboro […]

Finney Substation Avian Cover Up

Finney Substation & Avian Protection

We had a bird that got into Finney Substation and caused significant damage to two of our regulators and a wide spread outage, the morning of Sunday July 2nd.  The Finney Substation is north of Murphysboro, on Route 127, and just south of our new headquarters facility.  It serves the north side of Murphysboro, Vergennes, Elkville, DeSoto, and members […]

Emma and Griffin EECA Delegates

Youth to Washington

Griffin Bradley of Percy and Emma Kerkhover of Chester represented Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association in Washington, D.C. this year for the annual Youth to Washington Tour, June 9-16. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction to our democratic form of government and cooperatives for rural […]