Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Cancels 2020 Annual Meeting

Carthage, IL – Friday, May 29, 2020 – Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Board of Directors has cancelled the organization’s 2020 annual meeting. The Western Illinois Electrical Coop. meeting is typically held in late June, but had already been pushed back to Thursday, August 27 due to the pandemic.

“This is not a decision that our Board took lightly,” explained Kent Flesner, Board President. “The health and safety of our membership is of the utmost importance and we greatly appreciate our members’ understanding in our choosing to uphold one of our seven Cooperative Principles – Concern for Community.”

“We want our members to know that Western Illinois Electrical Coop’s critical business operations continue without interruption,” says Todd Grotts, Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Manager. “We’re not only looking out for the best interest of our members and the public but also taking careful and necessary steps to ensure the health and well-being of our employees so we can continue meeting the needs of our members through this period of uncertainty.”

Western Illinois Electrical Coop’s commitment to our members and our community remains strong and our employees, in all areas of our cooperative, continue to work to provide safe and reliable electricity while properly social distancing. Western Illinois Electrical Coop. member service representatives are available to assist members who are impacted by the pandemic situation. Those members are asked to reach out to Western Illinois Electrical Coop. if they need to make payment arrangements or for financial assistance information.


Members with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact Western Illinois Electrical Coop. at 217-357-3125 or 800-576-3125.

April 1st, 2020 Rate Adjustments

For information, click here…    April 1, 2020 Rate Adjustments

2021 Scholarships Available

IEC Memorial Scholarship Program – NOW 12 SCHOLARSHIPS!
Looking for a way to pay for college? Consider a Thomas A. Moore IEC Memorial Scholarship available for Illinois high school seniors. Students must be a senior and the son or daughter of a cooperative member, employee or director. Twelve scholarships will be awarded through the Illinois Electric Cooperative (IEC) Memorial Scholarship Program. Each scholarship is worth $2,000.00.

General College Scholarships
• 6 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 for an Illinois community college.
The deadline for the general college scholarship applications is December 31, 2020.

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, an individual who has served or is serving in the U.S. armed forces or National Guard, or an individual enrolled in the Lincoln Land lineworker’s school. 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, 2021

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.

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.