President's column

Special Meeting and 83nd Annual Meeting of Members Report SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative held its’ 83rd Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 with approximately 782 members registered and approximately 1,100 in total attendance. For those of you who were unable to attend your Cooperative’s annual meeting, this article will summarize the report members received […]

Touchstone Energy SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative which means your Cooperative is part of an alliance of more than 700 cooperatives in 45 states that collectively deliver energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day.  Touchstone Energy Cooperatives own and operate transmission and distributions systems consisting of over 2.6 […]

Annual Meeting SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is very pleased to announce that it will be holding its 81st Annual Member’s Meeting on Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 at the Little Chapel Church (located approximately 3 ½ miles north of Harrisburg on Route 34).  Members who attend the annual meeting will receive a $15 credit on their […]

Over the past several years, the electric generation industry in the United States has been transitioning to construct more renewable energy resources and retiring fossil fuel generation (primarily coal).  There have been many driving forces that have created this transition to more renewable energy resources including, but not limited to, shifting public policy, increasing environmental […]

Member Medical Necessity  As mentioned in previous articles, your electric cooperative operates and maintains a comprehensive distribution system that consists of a network of 35 transmission to distribution substations, over 3,400 miles of distribution line that stretches across all or parts of 10 counties in southeastern Illinois to bring electricity to over 24,000 accounts in […]

The digital age of communication and automation has provided some opportunities for all of us to simplify some of the routine and ordinary tasks that we perform on a monthly basis.  One example of this is the various methods that are available for members to pay their monthly electric bill.  Your Cooperative offers a variety […]

Vegetation Management One of the many advantages of living in Southern Illinois is the beauty of this area including the Shawnee National Forrest and the great variety of trees and vegetation that grow throughout the region.  Although your Cooperative realizes the significance of this important natural resource and are advocates for retaining as many local […]

Capital Credits Retirements Checks I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  As we begin the New Year, I would like to take this time to briefly reflect on the year 2021 and summarize your Cooperative’s plans for the year 2022. As you know, the Cooperative announced a retail […]

Cooperative Month Since 1964, October has been designated as National Cooperative Month, providing cooperatives with an opportunity to explain the cooperative difference to their members.  In this month’s article, I would like to explain some of the cooperative differences and how it benefits all of us as cooperative members. As the electric utility industry continues […]

82nd Annual Meeting of Members Report SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative held a Special Meeting and the 82nd Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 with approximately 970 members registered and approximately 1,400 in total attendance.  The 2021 Annual Reports covered both years 2019 and 2020.  For those of you who were unable to attend your […]

SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative which means your Cooperative is part of an alliance of more than 700 cooperatives in 45 states that collectively deliver energy solutions to more than 30 million members every day.  Touchstone Energy Cooperatives own and operate transmission and distributions systems consisting of over 2.6 million miles […]

Annual Meeting SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is very pleased to announce that it will be holding a Special Meeting of the Members along with its 82nd Annual Member’s Meeting on Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 at the Little Chapel Church (located approximately 3 ½ miles north of Harrisburg on Route 34). Members who attend the annual […]

Smarthub SmartHub is the name of a communications tool that was implemented for member’s use, providing more information than ever before on your computer, smart phone or tablet.  SmartHub allows quick and easy access to perform functions including view your bill, pay your bill, schedule a future payment, review past payments, receive bill reminders, update […]

Locally Owned SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is very proud to be one of a number of businesses in our area that remain locally owned, locally governed and locally operated for the past 83 years in Southern Illinois. Our Cooperative embraces improving the quality of life in the communities that it serves. Your Cooperative remains committed […]

Although your Cooperative passed along significant rate reductions in January of this year, many Cooperative members recently received higher than expected electricity bills for electricity consumed during the month of February due to the extremely cold, winter storm that blanketed our region with ice and snow that ranged from 4 – 6 inches (possibly more […]

Payment Options The digital age of communication and automation has provided some opportunities for all of us to simplify some of the routine and ordinary tasks that we perform on a monthly basis.  One example of this is the various methods that are available for members to pay their monthly electric bill.  Your Cooperative offers […]

Vegatation Management One of the many advantages of living in Southern Illinois is the beauty of this area including the Shawnee National Forrest and the great variety of trees and vegetation that grow throughout the region.  Although your Cooperative realizes the significance of this important natural resource and are advocates for retaining as many local […]

Rate Decrease Beginning January 1st I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  As we begin the New Year, I’m pleased to inform you that your Cooperative’s Board of Trustees approved a retail rate decrease for every Cooperative member that will begin January 1st.  Collectively, this rate decrease will […]

Capital Credits Retirement Checks As the electric utility industry continues to evolve, face continual change and explore different ways to serve customers, we can all be proud that we are part of the electric cooperative program.  Electric cooperatives have a very unique business model that has proven to benefit cooperative members and has stood the […]

We’re Thankful for Your Membership Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be grateful.  We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. This space is normally utilized to provide updates on industry developments and report on the progress of ongoing initiatives.  However, during this season […]

National Cooperative Month Since 1964, October has been designated as National Cooperative Month, providing cooperatives with an opportunity to explain the cooperative difference to their members.  In this month’s article, I would like to explain some of the cooperative differences and how it benefits all of us as cooperative members. As the electric utility industry […]

Touchstone Energy SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative which means your Cooperative is part of an alliance of more than 730 cooperatives in 46 states that collectively deliver energy solutions to more than 42 million members every day.  Touchstone Energy Cooperatives own and operate transmission and distributions systems consisting of over 2.6 […]

Annual Meeting Postponed Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and in accordance with the provisions of Governor Pritzker’s Restore Illinois Plan, which limits public gatherings of more than 10 individuals in Phase 3 and 50 individuals in Phase 4, the Board of Trustees has made the decision to postpone the Annual Meeting of SouthEastern Illinois Electric […]

Touchstone Energy Grants SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is very proud to be one of a number of businesses in our area that remain locally owned, locally governed and locally operated for the past 82 years in Southern Illinois. Our Cooperative embraces improving the quality of life in the communities that it serves. Your Cooperative remains […]

As mentioned in previous articles, your electric cooperative operates and maintains a comprehensive distribution system that consists of a network of 35 transmission to distribution substations, over 3,400 miles of distribution line that stretches across all or parts of 10 counties in southeastern Illinois to bring electricity to over 24,000 accounts in the rural areas.  […]

As you know, the Cooperative’s service area, in the past, has experienced some major storms including ice storms, tornadoes, excessive straight-line winds and severe thunderstorms.  These storms typically result in outages caused by downed trees, broken tree limbs and fallen poles.  In this article, I would like to take an opportunity to express my sincere […]

Bill Pay Options The digital age of communication and automation has provided some opportunities for all of us to simplify some of the routine and ordinary tasks that we perform on a monthly basis.  One example of this is the various methods that are available for members to pay their monthly electric bill.  Your Cooperative […]

Pole Inspection  Your electric cooperative operates and maintains a comprehensive distribution system that consists of a network of 35 transmission to distribution substations, over 3,500 miles of distribution line that stretches across all or parts of 10 counties in southeastern Illinois to bring electricity to over 24,000 accounts in the rural areas.  As you can […]

Vegetation Management One of the many advantages of living in Southern Illinois is the beauty of this area including the Shawnee National Forrest and the great variety of trees and vegetation that grow throughout the region.  Although your Cooperative realizes the significance of this important natural resource and are advocates for retaining as many local […]

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Smarthub SmartHub is the name of a communications tool that was implemented for member’s use, providing more information than ever before on your computer, smart phone or tablet.  SmartHub allows quick and easy access to perform functions including view your bill, pay your bill, schedule a future payment, review past payments, receive bill reminders, update […]

81st  Annual Meeting of Members Report SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative held its’ 81st Annual Meeting on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 with approximately 887 members registered and approximately 1,100 in total attendance. For those of you who were unable to attend your Cooperative’s annual meeting, this article will summarize the report members received at the annual […]

Touchstone Energy SouthEastern Illinois Electric Cooperative is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative which means your Cooperative is part of an alliance of more than 730 cooperatives in 46 states that collectively deliver energy solutions to more than 42 million members every day.  Touchstone Energy Cooperatives own and operate transmission and distributions systems consisting of over 2.6 […]