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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 13:15
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:19
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:18
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:17
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 02/12/2021 - 12:15
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:36
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:33
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:30
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 11/17/2020 - 11:28
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 09/11/2020 - 13:34