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Donald L. Gulley Selected as New SIPC President

Donald L. Gulley Selected as New SIPC President…[Read more]


U.S. Representative John Shimkus Speaks About Prairie State Generation Plant on House Floor

John Shimkus Speech…[Read more]


Prairie State's Unit 2 of Power Plant Goes Live

Prairie State's Unit 2 Goes Live…[Read more]


SIPC hosted the AEA Bus Tour on October 22, 2012

AEA Press release…[Read more]


Coal Rally Talk

>Coal Rally Talk
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Appeals Court Ruling on GHG and EPA

>Appeals Court Ruling on GHG and EPA
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SIPC Annual Meeting Held March 29, 2012

>SIPC Annual Meeting Held March 29, 2012
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Southern Illinois Power Cooperative Executes $25 Million Dollar Wind-Power Agreement

>Southern Illinois Power Cooperative Agreement with Pioneer Wind Trail Farm
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Climate Change and Your Electric Bill

It would seem every day we hear and or see news on climate change with many proclaiming the problem, some providing what they deem is a solution, and most of us still wondering where is this train headed. As your power cooperative in southern Illinois, Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC) is taking such discussion very seriously. As a cooperative we do not have stockholders so our …[Read more]


Energy Efficiency Upgrades at Marion Power Plant Will Provide Savings for Customers and Create Jobs

Southern Illinois Power Cooperative Receiving $1.95 Million in Grants to Retrofit Power Plant and Reduce Emissions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 8, 2010
CONTACTS: Marcelyn Love 217/558.1542 or 217/299.6475 temp cell

MARION – Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Director Warren Ribley visited Marion today to announce that DCEO's Illinois Ener…[Read more]


Southern Illinois Power Cooperative Increases Vandals Reward from $50K to $80K

Vandals Must Be Brought to Justice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 4, 2010
CONTACT: Loretta McElmurry at (618) 964-1448 ext. 203

Southern Illinois Power Cooperative is increasing the reward from $50,000 to $80,000 for tips leading to the arrest of vandals who destroyed power equipment during the crippling summer heat wave.

“We are absolutely committed to bringing the van…[Read more]


Southern Illinois Power Cooperative Increases Vandalism Reward to $50K; Establishes Tip Line

Power System Must Be Protected During Heat Wave; Public Safety Issue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 23, 2010
CONTACT: Loretta at (618) 964-1448 ext 203

Recent acts of vandalism against power sub-stations and power poles in Hamilton and Franklin Counties have forced Southern Illinois Power Cooperative to increase the reward from $10,000 to $50,000 for tips leading to the arrest of v…[Read more]


Southern Illinois Power Cooperative and Norris Electric Cooperative to Execute New Wholesale Power Agreement

PRESS RELEASE 4-22-2010

News Contact - Southern Illinois Power Cooperative W. Scott Ramsey (618) 964-1448
News Contact - Norris Electric Cooperative Keith McKinney (618) 783-8765

The Norris Electric Cooperative (NEC), board of directors of Newton, Ill., voted on Thursday, April 21 to accept an offer of wholesale power from Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC) of Marion, Ill.…[Read more]


Senate's Proposed Cap and Trade Bill Worse than House Version

PRESS RELEASE 11-5-09 3:00pm
News Contact - Southern Illinois Power Cooperative
W. Scott Ramsey (CEO)
Diane Karnes-Communications Coordinator
(618)964-1448

The U.S. Senate’s Environmental & Public Works Committee passed the U.S. Senate’s version of the Cap and Trade Bill today (also known as the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act).

SIPC is very concerned …[Read more]


Prairie State officials say emissions restrictions would increase costs for consumers

Although the coal-powered Prairie State Energy Campus under construction outside Lively Grove will include the latest carbon dioxide- restricting technology, proposed federal legislation could place more restrictions on emissions at the plant. These restrictions would increase the cost of compliance and increase consumers' power bills, according to Prairie State officials.

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Climate law could cost you over a $1000 a year

Scott Ramsey has letter to the editor published by The County Journal regarding how much the Climate Law could cost you, click link below to read the article.

Letter to the Editor
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Cooperatives concerned over Clean Energy Act

Follow links below to see letters sent to Illinois Senators regarding American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (Bill HR 2454)

Letter sent to Senator Durbin

Letter sent to Senator Burris
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Southern Illinois Power Cooperative Announces USDA Loan Approval

PRESS RELEASE 10-1-09 8:30am
News Contact - Southern Illinois Power Cooperative
W. Scott Ramsey (CEO)
Diane Karnes-Communications Coordinator
(618)964-1448

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced yesterday the approval of a $29.5 million dollar loan guarantee for infrastructure improvements at Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC).

This money will be used on mul…[Read more]


Climate Change Law Could Cost You Over a $1,000 Per Year

By W. Scott Ramsey - President & General Manager of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative

As the U.S. House of Representatives voted on Friday June 26, 2009 to approve the bill HR 2454 the “American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009” (ACES) , many of us were likely working hard, running errands, or perhaps even looking for a new job. I had taken Friday off and was glued to my…[Read more]


Alternative Energy in Southern Illinois

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Energy prices continue to climb adding urgency to the search for new sources of power. One option is Wind Energy. Experts are trying to figure out if it can work in Southern Illinois.

"If we could find the right spot you might be able to put something in and be able to utilize the natural resource," said Bill Hutchison with the Southern Illinois Power Co-Operative.
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Southern Illinois Power Cooperative Becomes Founding Member of New National Renewables Cooperative Organization

The SIPC Board of Directors approved membership within the new National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO) at their March 3rd, 2008 Board meeting. The NRCO is a newly formed national cooperative to develop and deploy renewable energy resources for all cooperatives nationwide.

NRCO offers its member cooperatives a way to pool resources and efforts into a single national program th…[Read more]


Southern Illinois Power Cooperative and Clay Electric Cooperative Inc. Forge New Relationship

Clay Electric Cooperative Inc. has agreed to become members of Southern Illinois Power Cooperative (SIPC) Marion, IL for their long-term power supply needs. SIPC Board of Directors voted to offer membership on October 25th and the Clay Board accepted the offer on the evening of December 11th. Clay Electric is located in Flora, Illinois.

SIPC and Clay Electric will complete the…[Read more]