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Safety remains top priority after a storm

There may be a mess in your yard and your home has been damaged, but safety remains the top priority in the wake of a severe storm. Make sure you and your family are aware that hazards could be hidden by tree limbs and debris, dangers such as downed power lines or electrical equipment in contact with the wet ground.

Stay away from and report any downed or sagging lines. They should be considered energized and dangerous until utility linemen can assure the lines are de-energized and the area is safe.

The commitment of an electric lineworker

Lineworker Appreciation Day is April 8.

By Anne Prince, NRECA

National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But electric lineworkers are up to the task. These brave men and women are committed to safety, as well as the challenges of the job.

From the Manager April 2019

Visiting Springfield with our Youth

Clay Electric Cooperative Opens New Office

FLORA, IL – Clay Electric Cooperative has reopened as of March 1st at its new location.

From the Manager March 2018

Time flies when you are having fun, and I find new excitement every day I come in to Clay Electric Co-operative as your CEO. Coming into our new office building at 7784 Old Highway 50 in Flora still makes me smile. Especially when I think on how much value our new facility adds to your cooperative and how we were able to provide it for you with no increase in rates.

Clay Electric Co-operative celebrates new office opening

This month marks the culmination of Clay Electric Co-operative’s efforts to provide the membership with a modern and efficient facility. According to former CEO Edward VanHoose, “The old office building was at the point of spending more money for repairs than it was worth.” While the exact date hasn’t been set, we encourage our members to keep an eye and an ear open for the announcement of our official reopening.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting - January 28, 2019

The regular meeting of the Board of

Trustees of Clay Electric Cooperative,

Inc. (CECI) was held at the Depot in

Flora, Illinois beginning at 1:00 o’clock

p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019.

Trustees present were: Frank Czyzewski,

Kevin Logan, Bill Croy, Bob Pierson,

Richard Rudolphi, Neil Gould, Danny

Schnepper, Frank Herman and Greg

Smith. Also present were: Luke Johnson,

CEO, and Tyra Cycholl, attorney for the

board. The meeting was opened by Richard

Rudolphi, who presided and Bob Pierson,

From the Manager February 2019

.I am happy to announce more changes at your electric cooperative

The first is yet another change to this column. Photo of CET and Matt ConklinAt the beginning of this year, I was appointed CEO of Clay Electric. Part of my duties is informing you of the goings on of your cooperative through this column. I look forward to serving you as your CEO.

You’re more than a customer

By Anne Prince, NRECA

Author Anthony J. D’Angelo observed that, “Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community.”     

To a large degree, this reflects Clay Electric Co-operative’s philosophy toward our consumer-members and the broader service territory that we serve. As a co-op, we have a different “bottom line.” While our priority is always to provide reliable and safe energy, there is another equally important part of this equation. Your well-being and that of the community serve are of paramount concern.     

Clay Electric Co-operative to open doors to new building in February

This month marks the culmination of Clay Electric Co-operative’s efforts to provide the membership with a modern and efficient facility. According to former CEO Edward VanHoose, “The old office building was at the point of spending more money for repairs than it was worth.” While the exact date hasn’t been set, we encourage our members to keep an eye and an ear open for the announcement of our official reopening.     

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