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U.S. Rep. Davis Receives Illinois Electric Cooperatives' Public Service Award

Among those presenting the Illinois Electric Cooperatives’ Public Service Award to Rep. Rodney Davis, center, were (left-right): Menard Electric Cooperative Directors Warren Goetsch, Williamsville; Gary Martin, Alexander; Jay Frye, Easton; Jerry Brooks, Oakford; Manager Eric Hobbie; and Director of Member Services Trish Michels.

Highlights of 78th Annual Meeting

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More than 350 members, along with their families, participated in Menard Electric Cooperative’s 78th Annual Meeting on June 6. They elected directors, heard reports about the co-op, met the new general manager and enjoyed a pork chop dinner, kids activities, a performance by humorist SusieO, and more.

Annual Meeting of Members to be held June 6

2015 Annual Meeting of Members of Menard Electric Cooperative is Saturday, June 6th at PORTA High School2015 Official Notice

Electrical Safety Month Checklist

You probably only think about the electricity running your home once a month when you open your bill, or when your power is out and you realize how much you miss it! It’s such a part of our lives that it’s easy to forget it can be dangerous if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. Consider these sobering statistics: Electricity is the cause of over 140,000 fires each year, resulting in more than 500 deaths, 4,000 injuries and $1.6 billion in property damage, according to Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI).

Outage in Niantic Area

We are experiencing an outage in the Niantic area due to strong winds that have blown down 5 poles and the power lines.  If you are on map 53 & 54 you are affected by this outage.  Crews have been dispatched but the repairs will take some time.

Board Announces Selection of New General Manager

The Board of Directors of Menard Electric Cooperative in Petersburg announces that, after a nationwide search, it has selected Eric Hobbie of Springfield, Ill. as General Manager. He will replace retiring General Manager Lynn Frasco.

Youth Day Students Meet with Local Senators and Representatives

Senators John Sullivan, Wm. Sam McCann and David Koehler and Representative Tim Butler met with four students representing Menard Electric Cooperative at the State Capitol during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day. Students attending included Jennifer Davis of Petersburg, Tucker Hirsch and Sophia Pensabene of Sherman and Connor Wade of Dawson.

2015 Rate Adjustment

Residential members will see an increase of 4-5%, in line with cost of living increases over the last few years. The average member’s bill will increase $4.70/month (with a typical usage of 850 kwh/month).


2015 Rate adjustment announced

Rates will increase for all classes on March 1, 2015 and appear on bills received in April 2015

Director Petitions Due April 22

Want to be a director?

Nominating Petitions due April 22 for Board of Directors

Petitions are available now at the office for Directors in districts 2, 5 and 9 on the Board of Directors of Menard Electric Cooperative. Petitions must be signed by no less than 10 members and must be received in the co-op’s office by 4:30 p.m. on April 22.

See the map of Director districts


UPDATE: All HomE 3.0 Rebate programs are on hold at this time. The State of Illinois has frozen all grants, including the funding for the electric cooperatives’ HomE program, pending a review by the new administration. We do not know if the program will be reopened. We will update this site when we have further information.




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