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Looking for an energizing job?

Careers In Energy Week, October 13-19, 2014, is a week-long celebration of energy careers for students across the state of Illinois to enjoy. The Illinois Energy Workforce Consortium has been working to coordinate the events in Illinois as part of the nationwide effort by the Center for Energy Workforce Development (CEWD), which originated the ­celebration to […]

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Electric co-op adds more solar energy resources

Dairyland Power Cooperative is once again expanding its renewable energy resources with the addition of another commercial solar project. The new solar installation will be approximately 520 kilowatts (kW), and could produce enough energy to power nearly 60 homes. “For many years, we have been steadily adding renewable resources to our system while ­balancing reliability […]

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Electricity prices in Illinois likely to increase

Electricity prices are likely going up in Illinois according to Mark Pruitt an energy consultant and ­former Director of the Illinois Power Agency. Pruitt says current prices are ­unsustainable. “Market participants will change how they operate in order to improve profitability,” he says. “In July, Exelon Corp. announced that it would purchase Integrys Energy Services […]

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Farmers support nonprofits in Illinois

To honor and support the ­tradition of service ­organizations in rural America, the America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is ­part­nering with ­farmers to direct $2,500 donations to individual nonprofit ­organizations. The program, which kicked off its fifth year on Aug. 1, ­benefits 1,324 counties across 40 states. Organizations that received ­funding in the past include fire […]

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Rep. Jerry Costello II receives Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award

At the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ annual ­meeting in Springfield on Aug. 1, State Representative Jerry Costello II (D-Smithton, 116th District) received the 2014 Illinois Electric Cooperatives Public Service Award. Presenting the award to Rep. Costello (right), who is a Monroe County Electric Co-Operative member, is Monroe County Electric Board Chairman Larry Kraft (left). […]

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Large electric water heaters could be outlawed

Bipartisan legislation that cleared the House March 5 will help save smart grid-enabled electric resistance water heaters, NRECA CEO Jo Ann Emerson told members of Congress. Without passage of the legislation 55 gallon or larger electric water ­heaters will be banned. “Electric co-ops have a straight­forward mission: to provide reliable electric service to their consumer-owners at […]

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Homegrown by Illinois heroes

A sharp, full-color logo has been designed to help Illinois veterans market agricultural products. The Homegrown By Heroes Illinois Products logo was unveiled in July at the Illinois Farm Bureau, where more than 30 organizations met to launch the initiative. Homegrown By Heroes is a national ­branding program and will allow Illinois farmers, ­ranchers and […]

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