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Notice of Rate Increase

The staff and Board of SIEC have been working on adjusting our rates for the last several months and at the March 2018 board meeting, the Board adopted a rate increase, effective April 1, 2018 (which will begin with electric bills due in May 2018), that will raise our overall revenue from members approximately 6%. […]

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SIEC Board of Directors Selects New Executive Vice President & General Manager

  During its February meeting, the board of directors of Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative (SIEC) named David Johnston as Executive Vice President & General Manager. Johnston will assume the responsibilities of the position on July 17, when his predecessor and current Executive Vice President/General Manager Chris Bennett retires after 26 years of service. Johnston has […]

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New Employee

  Please join us in welcoming Kyle McDaniel to our cooperative family.  Kyle began working as the Building & Grounds Maintenance Coordinator on February 26th.

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Time to Upgrade to the Latest Version of Your Web Browser

  We’ve increased our encryption security for our SmartHub web and mobile solution because we want to make sure SmartHub solutions are as secure as possible. What does this mean for you?  To continue using SmartHub, you will need to be on the latest version of your preferred web browser.  Without an updated browser, you will […]

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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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