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Jo-Carroll Energy names Mike Casper as new CEO

Mike Casper, President and CEOThe Jo-Carroll Energy board of directors has named Mike Casper as the cooperative’s new president and CEO. He will assume his duties by Dec. 1.

Utility pole inspections underway

Jo-Carroll Energy has contracted with Osmose Inc. to conduct utility pole inspections for 2016. 

Approximately 5,000 poles will be inspected. Areas included are on the cooperative’s Scales Mound, Elizabeth, Myrtle and Mount Carroll substations.

Possible scam reported

Jo-Carroll Energy members are reporting they have received phones call that may be part of a scam. Members have told they have been contacted by a caller named “Dorothy Chapman” telling them that if they give her all the information from their bills along with other personal information, that she can help reduce their electric bills.

Jo-Carroll Energy observes National Public Natural Gas Week

Jo-Carroll Energy will observe National Public Natural Gas Week from Oct. 2-8. This annual nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the value of having a locally-owned natural gas utility.

Jo-Carroll Energy names interim CEO

Jo-Carroll Energy has announced the appointment of M.L. “Chris” Christman, the retired president/CEO of Coles-Moultrie Electric Cooperative, as interim president and chief executive officer effective Aug. 1.

Jo-Carroll Energy crews respond to Galena outage

Jo-Carroll Energy crews are making permanent repairs to a section of underground cable from Bench Street across US Highway 20 to Gear Street that failed causing an outage overnight in Galena.

Jo-Carroll Energy warns of possible scams

Jo-Carroll Energy is warning its members and the general public to be aware of apparent scammers who are calling members and requesting payment.Scam Alert

Jo-Carroll Energy crews continue storm-related repairs

Last night’s severe weather left outages scattered across Jo-Carroll Energy’s electric system service area.

As of Wednesday morning, July 6, crews continue to work on storm-related outages.

Here’s a rundown of the activity:

Crews work overnight to restore power following storms

Jo-Carroll Energy crews worked throughout the night in the wake of storms that hit the area Tuesday and into early Wednesday morning.

Fresh crews continued with a few scattered outages and permanent repairs on Wednesday, according to Karl Thorsen, manager of electric operations.

SCAM ALERT! Caller claims to represent Jo-Carroll Energy

Businesses in Carroll County have alerted us to a scam telephone call they received today. Using an 800 phone number, the caller claimed to represent Jo-Carroll Energy and stated that we had switched companies. The caller then said payment had not been received and that a tech was en route to disconnect if payment was not made immediately. These calls did not come from Jo-Carroll Energy.

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