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JCE representative testifies at US House subcommittee hearing on rural broadband

Access to high-speed broadband internet is essential for the continued success and well-being of rural America, small businesses and continued economic development a local cooperative representative told a U.S. House subcommittee on Thursday. 

Flooding hampers outage restoration

Due to flooding in parts of the Jo-Carroll Energy service territory early Saturday morning, line crews were pulled from the areas served by the cooperative's Canyon Substation for safety reasons. This includes the Apple River, Stockton and Elizabeth areas.

Area students represent JCE on Youth Tour

Meg Flynn of Galena and Paula Israel of Fulton represented Jo-Carroll Energy in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 9-16. This event, sponsored by the electric and telephone cooperatives of Illinois since the late 1950s, is an introduction to our democratic form of government and cooperatives for rural youth.

Tindell appointed to co-op board

Dan Tindell of Galena has been appointed to Jo-Carroll Energy’s board of directors, representing District 4.

David Senn, chairman of the cooperative’s board of directors, announced the appointment following the board’s regular May meeting held May 31.

Tindell and his spouse, Pam, have been members of Jo-Carroll Energy since 1996 when they moved from Springfield, IL.  He was appointed to the vacant District 4 Director position in May of 2017.

‘We Are Co-op’ theme celebrates cooperative business model

Bolivia project, director elections highlight co-op annual meeting

Celebrating the cooperative business model was central to the theme “We Are Co-op” at Jo-Carroll Energy’s 78th annual meeting of members held at West Carroll High School in Savanna on Tuesday, May 23.

From the cooperative’s local roots to turning on the lights in a remote Bolivian village, the speakers and presentations focused on the cooperative principles of membership, cooperation and community.

Natural Gas Members: Excess flow valve notification

A new regulation by the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires Jo-Carroll Energy to notify all natural gas members about excess flow valves (EFVs) and to install and EFV if requested.

Director vacancy in District 4

Due to a resignation, the Jo-Carroll Energy Board of Directors has declared a vacancy for Director District 4.

Letters announcing the vacancy are being mailed to all members within District 4. The cooperative is accepting applications from eligible members in District 4 who are interested in being appointed to the position.

Outage update: Power restored

UPDATE: Power has been restore to members affected by an outage in the Geneseo area on Jan.25. We appreciate our members patience as crews worked to restore power.


Jo-Carroll Energy crews are investigating an outage affecting approximately 1,490 members served by our Geneseo and Ladwig substations in the Geneseo area.

Crews are patrolling lines at this time.

JCE offices closed Jan. 2

Jo-Carroll Energy's offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2 for the New Year’s holiday.

Crews will be on standby for outages and emergencies. Please call 800-858-5522 to report outages.

Sand Prairie Wireless Tower Replacement

Sand Prairie Wireless we will be replacing a communication tower in Stockton, IL on Tuesday, Dec 13. The work will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Members should expect an outage in their internet service for the entire day. We understand the importance of the internet and will restore the service as soon as possible. Should you have any questions, please call us at 800-858-5522. Thank you, from the Sand Prairie Wireless team.


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