Weathering a Winter Storm

When ice and heavy snow bring down limbs and power lines, safety is a consideration indoors and out. Make sure you know how to weather the storm. When outside, stay away from downed power lines: A power line need not be sparking or arcing to be energized. Equipment near power lines can also be energized and […]

Spoon River Electric’s Operation Round-Up Donates $21,250 in First Year

As 2018 comes to a close we reminisce of all the great things that have happened throughout the whole year. A highlight at Spoon River Electric is our Operation Round-Up Program. In its first year Operation Round-Up was able to donate $21,250 back into the communities within the cooperatives service territory. These donations are made […]

Spoon River Electric Operation Round-Up Donates $9,500 to Local Organizations

The Spoon River Electric Cooperative Operation Round-Up (ORU) Committee recently awarded $9,500 to seven local organizations through its Operation Round-Up Program. The organizations that received funding include VIT High School Technology Department – $1,500 towards upgrading their facilities to include a technology lab and classroom; Cuba FFA Chapter – $1,400 to help fund the conference […]

What is all the excitement about…?

This is an exciting time for the solar industry in the State of Illinois.  It can also be a confusing time for those of you who are considering investing in your own solar array or who may have been contacted about selling or renting your land for a large solar project.  Spoon River Electric, who […]

Operation Round Up® Begins in September

The membership voted at the Annual Meeting on June 15 to proceed with the Operation Round Up® program, which will launch with the bill received in September 2017. What is Operation Round Up®? It’s a charitable program unique to electric cooperatives designed to provide financial assistance to local school programs, philanthropic groups, non-profit organizations, rescue […]

Spoon River Electric Cooperative & Fulton County ESDA hold “Downed Powerline” Safety Training

Within the first 6 months of the year, Spoon River Electric linemen have responded to over a dozen accidents involving utility poles being hit by some sort of vehicle. Spoon River Electric Cooperative (SREC) got together with Fulton County ESDA and held a “Downed Powerline” Safety Training for first responders in the SREC service territory […]

What you’re missing at the annual meeting

Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to hold the election for the board of directors, share important financial information, occasionally vote on other matters such as by-law changes and of course––the great door prizes! Spoon River Electric’s annual meeting is a community gathering […]

Operation Round Up® Program – Seeking Your Vote at the Annual Meeting

People Helping People Cooperatives were established on the basis of people helping people. Spoon River Electric Cooperative believes Operation Round Up® is a great extension of that idea, because it makes it easy for members like you to help good things happen in your community. Members have their electric bills “rounded up” to the next […]

SREC Members Care – Operation Round Up

We have the POWER to make a difference!   At the June 2016 Annual Meeting of Members the Spoon River Electric membership favorably voted to investigate a new program called Operation Round Up. Operation Round Up collects pennies, nickels and dimes from members of the co-op family to create a reliable source of funding for […]

Capturing energy from the Sun!

Prairie Power Inc. introduces Bright Options Solar Who doesn’t like to soak up some rays on a nice sunny day?  Typically you think of swimming, boating, baseball, cookouts and other outdoor activities on a nice sunny day; however, the sun’s rays can also be used to generate electricity. Prairie Power, Inc. (PPI), an electric generation […]