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Geothermal Heat Pump federal tax credits reinstated

Federal tax credits for ­geo­thermal heat pumps were recently ­reinstated by the federal ­government. Residential ­consumers are eligible for a 30 ­percent federal tax credit for ­installing a ­geothermal heat pump system in their home. The ­reinstated tax credits are retroactive to Jan. 1, 2017, meaning that anyone who installed a ­geothermal system in their home in the past 14 months now ­qualifies for the tax credit. The tax credits are extended through Jan. 1, 2022, through a phase out plan in which the credit is reduced to 22 ­percent before ending.

Rudolphi earns recertification of Director Gold credential

Recently President of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative Richard Rudolphi completed a series of ­continuing ­education classes ­recertifying him with Director Gold creden­tial ­status. The Director Gold Credent program ­certification demonstrates ongoing commitment to advancing knowledge and performing fiduciary duty to the best of a director’s ability.

The power behind your power

As April arrives, it brings with it the showers that produce spring flowers. It also heralds the ­beginning of a potentially stormy season that can inherently include power outages. While Clay Electric Cooperative strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has other plans. Most of us can ride out a storm from the comfort and convenience of our homes. However, there is a group of professionals that spring into action when the weather takes a turn for the worst – co-op lineworkers.

Stay Back Line Comparison

Know the difference between types of lines and wires.

Preparation is power: Weathering winter outages

Anyone who has weathered ­prolonged outages due to an ice or winter storm will tell you it is more than inconvenient. Such an outage during cold weather creates an additional set of challenges and safety requirements. Prepare now to ensure you’re not left in the cold when the next one happens.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting Regular meeting November 27, 2017

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the principal office of the Cooperative, R.F.D., in Flora, Illinois beginning at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, November 27, 2017.

Clay Electric hires new service representative

Clay Electric Co-operative recently hired Jamie Myers of Flora as the new part time service ­representative.

Keep your home safe from electrical fires

Your lights turn on in an instant, and your plug slides into ­outlets without sparks or shocks. You can’t see it, and typically don’t think much about it. However, the electricity that we take for granted every day requires attention to prevent potential hazards.

10 Quick Tips to Avoid High Winter Bills

Looking to lower your bills this winter? Use the 10 tips below to conserve energy.