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Holiday Hours

Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative will be closed for business on Monday, December 25, 2017 in observance of Christmas and Monday, January 1, 2018 in observance of New Year’s Day.

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Keep Holidays Bright and Safe with Electrical Awareness

The bright, festive holiday season can also be a time of potential hazards, injuries and even death. No not from a fracas at the mall over the last holiday necktie, but from electrical holiday decorations.  Those beautiful Christmas trees, holiday lights, and festive ornaments take a significant toll annually by contributing to fires, electrical burns […]

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Gift of Energy Program

Christmas can be a tough time for lots of folks, especially balancing monthly bills and purchasing gifts for others. In you know of someone that could use a little help this month or next with their electric bill, please consider our “Gift of Energy” program to help someone that might need it.  Your gift can be either […]

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EIA: Colder, More Expensive Winter

  The word from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is to expect a colder winter than last with higher energy costs.  For more information click here. It sounds like it’s going to be a cold winter!  Just an FYI that SIEC will have to have a rate increase in 2018, but we will wait until April […]

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New Employee

Please join us in welcoming Paul Jackson to our cooperative family.  Paul has worked with SIEC for approximately 16 months as a forestry management contractor and as of 10/01/2017, he joined us as an employee.  Please welcome our new Director of ROW Management.  Congratulations Paul and welcome aboard – we serve some of the best […]

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Helping Our Sister Cooperatives

Four of our lineman and two of our line vehicles are in Georgia assisting a cooperative in getting power restored to their members.  The Illinois electric cooperatives banded together and sent a total of 123 linemen plus vehicles and equipment to help in getting the Georgia cooperatives power restored.  Please keep them in your thoughts […]

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Richard Moss

Please join us in your thoughts and prayers for the family of Richard Moss, who has passed away. Richard was a long-time and very faithful director for the Cooperative and his insights and experience will be greatly missed.

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August 2017 Employee Anniversaries

This month we celebrate four employees on having work anniversaries with the Coop! Cindy Dallas celebrates 27 years with us this month. Nathan Meneese celebrates 14 years of service, Robert Nelson celebrates 13 years, Lana Livesay celebrates 12, David Johnston celebrates 4 while Alaina Morrison celebrates her first working anniversary. Thanks to each of you for all you do for the […]

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SIEC Needs Your Help!

Our lineman have reported that, on occasion, our members may have been out of power longer than necessary.  This sometimes happens when members assume that the entire line is out or that somebody else on the line has already notified us of the outage. We ask that you use our toll free number to report […]

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Safety Training

On May 2nd, the SIEC lineman participated in a training exercise for pole-top rescue.  The learning objectives were to indentify, prioritize and execute the proper procedures in performing a pole-top rescue.        

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