Most people associate balloons with special occasions, celebrations and joy. However, without proper precautions, a simple party supply can cause power outages and even explosions. Metallic balloons, if accidentally or purposely released, can cause big problems if they make contact with overhead power lines or substation equipment. Here are some tips on the proper handling and disposal of these balloons.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 14:19
New Co-op Connections app
Clay Electric Co-operative is proud to announce the new Co-op Connections app for your Apple or Android device. You may remember the Co-op Connections discount card. While the discount card will still be available and accepted by our partners, the new digital app has improved usability. With the app, you can find local deals, book hotel rooms through our partnership with iBennie, earn cash back and more.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 14:08
The regular meeting of the board of trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the CECI headquarters, Flora, Illinois beginning at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019.
Trustees present were: Frank Czyzewski, Kevin Logan, Bill Croy, Bob Pierson, Richard Rudolphi, Neil Gould, Danny Schnepper, Greg Smith and Frank Herman. Also present were: Luke Johnson, CEO; Tyra Cycholl, attorney for the board and Earl Ridlen III, auditor. The meeting was opened by Richard Rudolphi, who presided, and Bob Pierson, secretary, acted as secretary thereof.
Submitted by ClayNews on Fri, 04/26/2019 - 13:49
State Senator Dale Righter and Representative Darren Bailey met with students representing Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc., during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day in Springfield on Wednesday, April 3. Youth Day is designed to introduce young rural leaders to state government. More than 235 students representing 23 co-ops from across the state attended the event.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 04/09/2019 - 08:56
The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Clay Electric Co-operative’s headquarters in Flora, Illinois beginning at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.
Trustees present: Frank Czyzewski, Kevin Logan, Bill Croy, Bob Pierson, Richard Rudolphi, Neil Gould, Danny Schnepper and Frank Herman. Also present: Luke Johnson, CEO, and Tyra Cycholl, attorney for the board. Greg Smith was absent. The meeting was opened by Richard Rudolphi, who presided and Bob Pierson, secretary, acted as secretary thereof.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 12:00
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:56
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:45
Visiting Springfield with our Youth
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 11:23
FLORA, IL – Clay Electric Cooperative has reopened as of March 1st at its new location.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 03/05/2019 - 11:12
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.
Submitted by ClayNews on Tue, 02/19/2019 - 16:28