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From the Manager - February 2021

As the winter continues, we want our members to keep safety in mind. Our crews wrestle high voltage lines and the weather whenever they roll out to restore power in an ice storm. It is dangerous work. We can all do our part to mitigate the risks by moving over and slowing down when we see a utility crew working, especially in poor conditions.

From the Manager - January 2021

Happy New Year!

Your Clay Electric Co-operative family wishes you and yours the best this year. 2020 had more than its fair share of trials and hardships, but with grit and perseverance, we have come to this year with fresh eyes and renewed spirit.

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - November 23, 2020

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, November 23, 2020.

Trustees present were: Kevin Logan, Bob Pierson, Bill Croy, Danny Schnepper, Neil Gould, Richard Rudolphi, Frank Czyzewski and Frank Herman. Also present were: Luke Johnson, CEO and Tyra Cycholl, Attorney for the Board. The meeting was opened by Bob Pierson, who presided and Neil Gould, acted as secretary thereof.

To mask or not to mask: That is (not) the question

Most people don’t enjoy wearing masks. They are inconvenient and put the kibosh on social interaction. They can give us the sudden urge to take a deep breath and they can make it difficult for others to hear us, to name just some of the downsides.

Five ways to stay cozy this winter

Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat.

Here are five easy ways to stay cozy this winter. 

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - October 26, 2020

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Co-operative Headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020.

Undeliverable capital credits for the years 1969-1975

As a member of a cooperative, you are more than a customer. You are a member-owner. Clay Electric Co-operative is a non-profit cooperative. When we collect more funds from the membership than we need to fund the cooperative, those additional margins are refunded to the membership in the form of capital credits. This year we are repaying capital credits for the years 1969-1975.

Four ways Santa saves energy in his workshop

The holiday season is finally upon us, and Santa and his elves have been especially busy as they gear up for their biggest night of the year. 

It’s no secret that Santa is known for running an efficient workshop – how else could he make all those toys in time for Christmas Eve? Rumor has it that one way Santa ensures an efficient workspace is through energy-saving measures.

Here are four ways Santa saves energy in his workshop.

From the Manager December 2020

In this center section, you will find a list of undeliverable capital credits. You are a member of a cooperative, and that is quite different than being a consumer of a municipal or investor owned utility. One of the perks you have as a member is the distribution of capital credits. Clay Electric Co-operative is a non-profit electric cooperative. When we bring in more money from our members than needed to run the cooperative, that money is accounted as margins. We keep record of these margins and pay them back to our membership through capital credits.

Electrical safety tips for hunters

Take notice of posted warning signs and keep clear of electrical equipment.

Do not shoot at or near power lines or insulators.

Know where power lines and equipment are located on the land where you hunt.

Be especially careful in wooded areas where power lines may not be as visible.

Do not place deer stands on utility poles or climb poles. Energized lines and equipment can conduct electricity to anyone who comes in contact with them, causing shock or electrocution.

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