April 1st, 2020 Rate Adjustments

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2022 Scholarships Available

IEC Memorial Scholarship Program – NOW 14 SCHOLARSHIPS!
Looking for a way to pay for college? Consider a Thomas A. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship available for Illinois high school seniors. For most, students must be a senior and the son or daughter of a cooperative member, employee or director. Fourteen scholarships will be awarded through the Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program. Each scholarship is worth $2,000.00.

General College Scholarships
• 8 scholarships are available for the sons/daughters of Illinois cooperative members for any two or four year accredited college in the United States.
• 1 scholarship, the Earl W. Struck Memorial Scholarship, is reserved for the son/daughter of an Illinois cooperative employee/director for any school in the United States.
• 4 scholarships available for the son/daughter of an Illinois cooperative member, employee, or director enrolled full time at an Illinois community college.
The deadline for the general college scholarship applications is December 31, 2021.

Click here to apply for General Scholarships


Lineworker School Scholarship
• 1 scholarship is reserved for the son/daughter of an Illinois cooperative member, employee or director, relatives of co-op employees or directors, or an individual who has served or is serving in the U.S. armed forces or National Guard. This scholarship will help pay for costs to attend lineworker’s school conducted by AIEC in conjunction with Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield, IL.
The deadline for the lineworker school scholarship is April 30, 2022

Click here to apply for the LaVern & Nola McEntire Scholarship



WIEC Board President, Kent Flesner, presents a 2019 scholarship award to winner, Philip Hildebrand

WIEC Board President, Kent Flesner, presents a 2019 scholarship award to winner, Philip Hildebrand.

Considering solar installation?

Cooperative policy requires members to contact us for approval before installing a distributed generation system. We must ensure the interconnection and parallel operation is safe, reliable, and properly metered. We must also study the feasibility of the installation and, in some cases, apply system upgrades in accordance with our Interconnection and Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation Policy. The policy and associated documents are used by the co-op regardless of the size of the generation system being interconnected.

WIEC has a packet of information for our members to read and an application to sign.  Included in the packet are:

Attachment A – Application for Member-Owned Generation
Attachment B – Agreement for Interconnection & Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation (filled out by WIEC representative)
WIEC Policy 526. – Interconnection & Parallel Operation of Distributed Generation
WIEC Policy 527 –   Net Metering and Cooperative Credit for Excess Member Generated Electric Energy
Prairie Power, Inc. Policy 504 – Net Metering and Delivery of Excess Member/Consumer – Generated Electric Energy to Member Distribution Coops.

This above information is just a brief overview of the process.  For more detailed information, please call the WIEC office at 217-357-3125 and ask for Todd or Ryan.

However, before making the decision to purchase generation equipment, members should consider the economics of purchasing the equipment and determining whether generating electricity will lower their own monthly power costs.  Here’s a tool to help with that analysis –  Are you Considering Installing Generation Equipment Brochure.  

Our program is approved by our Board of Directors and is not mandated by the state and is subject to change. The rates associated with net metering will continually be modified to ensure that we are managing rate disparity among all rate classes.

WIEC partners with Air Evac

Western Illinois Electrical Coop.‘s residential members have the opportunity to join  Air Evac Lifeteam (part of the AirMedCare Network)  program through an affordable billing plan.  This is an easy and affordable way to get the fast air transportation you and your family may need someday in an emergency.

Members have the option to choose the convenience of paying a monthly fee or an annual fee.  Each plan is offered at a discounted rate to members of WIEC.

Options are:

  • Option 1 – The monthly fee of $5 per household will appear right on your monthly WIEC bill. Members can pay for their Air Evac Lifeteam membership when they pay their electric bill.
  • Option 2 – WIEC members can enroll annually and pay an annual fee of $55 directly to Air Evac. This gives WIEC members a $10 annual discount.
  • Option 3 – Memberships for longer than one year are available as well. (Contact our office for details.)

As a member, you’air-med-carere covered by the entire AirMedCare Network—hundreds of bases across 32 states—with continuous expansion of additional bases. AirMedCare is known as providing air medical services to medicallyunderserved areas of rural America.  And WIEC is known for providing our members with the best customer service.

They have joined together to improve the quality of life to those they serve.

Call the WIEC office for more details or print and complete an enrollment form by clicking here. Please send or bring completed forms to the WIEC office.