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High bills? Call us for an Energy Audit.

Do you feel your energy usage is higher than you feel it should be for you conditions?  As temperatures begin to drop and your energy focus turns from cooling your home to heating it, consider using this time to increase energy efficiency and cost savings for the colder months ahead. Whether your home is old […]

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Projected Rate Increase

It has been 5 years since Egyptian Electric has undergone a rate change, last being in 2012. Few consumers per mile of line (7.5 average) coupled with wholesale power cost variables and various terrain throughout our service territory causes EECA’s costs incurred per mile of line to be higher compared to investor owned utilities at 35 […]

New Lineman Aaron Richards

New Lineman Aaron Richards

Robert Aaron Richards began his career here at Egyptian Electric Cooperative on Tuesday, January 2nd as a journeyman lineman. Aaron is a 2005 Murphysboro High School graduate, and started his career as a tree trimmer with Nelson out of high school. He was hired in 2007 at Southeastern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SEIEC), now headquartered in […]

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Cost of Service Study

Egyptian Electric Cooperative (EECA) has been conducting a current Cost of Service Study Analysis (COSA). This study is an important tool used in setting utility rates, as it fairly and equita-bly breaks down the costs of providing service to each rate class. Different kinds of users require different load characteristics and configurations of lines, transformers […]

Abbie Weil CSR

Welcome Abbie Weil!

Abbie Weil joined the EECA family December 11th as our newest Customer Service Representative! She was raised in Vergennes but later moved to Carbondale, graduating from Carbondale High School in 2013. Abbie graduated Summa Cum Laude from SIU Carbondale in Paralegal Studies.  She was previously a supervisor at Rule of Pie Shop in Murphysboro. Congratulations […]

Carterville Elementary 2017 Grant Winner

Classroom Grant Winners

Congratulations to our EIGHT 2017/2018 Touchstone Energy Classroom Grant winners and their students! Also, thank you to our 21 applicants from all over our service territory, can’t wait to see yours again next year. The top eight below were chosen by an independent panel of judges, each being awarded $500 for their school year project! […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]