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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. 

Transmission outage affects Geneseo area substations

One of Jo-Carroll Energy's transmission providers had an outage during the night that affected both of the cooperative's substations serving the Geneseo area.

Power should be restored to members served as of Friday morning. However, because the transmission line was out while it was still storming there may be other outages that the cooperative is not aware of.

Jo-Carroll Energy Board nominees

Three seats are up for election on the Jo-Carroll Energy Board of Directors.

Candidates are:

DISTRICT 3:
Marcia Stanger (Incumbent)
13A17 Rawhide Court
Apple River, IL 61001

Joe Ambrosia
2601 S. Becker Rd.
Elizabeth, IL 61028

DISTRICT 6:
Thomas Lundy (Incumbent)
17861 Airhart Rd.
Savanna, IL 61074

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.

JCE’s board of directors will appoint a member-owner from District 4 to serve the remaining portion of the current term of office for that district, which ends at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the cooperative.

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.

ORIGINAL:

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.

Petitions available for 2017 board elections

Nomination petitions are now available for the 2017 Jo-Carroll Energy Board of Director elections.

Three positions will be filled during the election. Districts included are: District 3, now represented by Marcia Stanger of Apple River; District 6, now represented by Tom Lundy of Savanna; and District 9, now represented by Larry Carroll of Thomson.

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