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Keep Safe and Warm This Winter

When the chill of fall and winter set in, be aware of potential fire hazards that are lurking in your home. Whether keeping warm with heat from your furnace, space heater, fireplace, or electric blanket, Safe Electricity offers these tips to prevent a fire in your home:

Minutes of the Board of Trustees Meeting - November 26, 2018

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Depot in Flora, Illinois beginning at 1:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26, 2018.

Be ready when Mother Nature strikes

When Mother Nature strikes this winter, make sure you’re ready. Hundreds of Americans are injured or killed in the winter months due to car accidents on slippery roads and in home fires caused by improper use of heaters. In addition, winter storms create a higher risk of hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks due to overexertion.

From the Manager

You use electricity to run all these devices, and we still keep the lights on, use the stove, heating and air conditioning, and get hot water from tap. The good news is, even as we rely more on electricity, it’s still a bargain, especially compared to other things we pay for regularly.

Stormbound: Clay Electric Co-operative linemen volunteer for Hurricane Michael relief

Hurricane Michael was the strongest storm on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. At least 60 deaths have been attributed to Hurricane Michael, and the damage is estimated at $11.3 billion. Hurricane Michael hit the Florida Panhandle with the brunt of its force and curved east along the coast, hitting Georgia and the Carolinas with heavy rains and brutal winds.

Minutes of Board of Trustees Meeting October 22, 2018

The regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Clay Electric Co-operative, Inc. (CECI) was held at the Depot in Flora, Ill. beginning at 7:00 o’clock p.m. on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018.

Clay Electric Co-operative announces new interim CEO


Luke Johnson

The board of directors of Clay Electric Co-operative named Luke Johnson as the interim CEO for the cooperative. Johnson assumed the position on Nov. 19, 2018 with the departure of former CEO Edward VanHoose.

From the Manager


Adam McKnight
Member Services Manager

New Clay Electric office will have geothermal HVAC system

Work continues on the construction of the new Clay Electric Co-operative headquarters office building. The office will be equipped with geothermal heating and cooling. A grant has been applied for to aid in the construction costs of the most energy efficient HVAC system. Workers drilled seven vertical wells that will tie into the geothermal unit.

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.

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