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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

Business owners in Elizabeth alerted the cooperative to calls on Thursday, July 7. The caller claimed to be from ComEd and threatened to disconnect service if payment was not made over the phone.

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!

We have learned about a couple of scams that we want our members to be aware of.

May 23: Outage affecting Geneseo area

Outage Update:

Power has been restored to members in our Geneseo area. An outage on our transmission provider’s system affected all Jo-Carroll Energy members on our Ladwig and Geneseo substations. If you are without power, please check your breakers and reset if necessary. If you are still without power, please report your outage by calling 800-858-5522. Thank you!

Jo-Carroll Energy President and CEO accepts new position

Today, Jo-Carroll Energy President and CEO Michael Hastings announced he is resigning to take a new position as President and CEO of Shenandoah Valley Electric Cooperative in Mt. Crawford, Va. on August 1, 2016.

Hastings has over 25 years of experience working for electric cooperatives. Raised on a Kansas farm, he first worked for the Kansas Electric Cooperatives' statewide association, then for the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives. He has served Jo-Carroll Energy since 2005.

Planned outage for Geneseo area

Two brief planned outages will take place on Monday and Tuesday, April 18-19 for Jo-Carroll Energy’s Geneseo area members.

Jo-Carroll Energy celebrates Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day

Jo-Carroll Energy will observe Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on Friday, March 18. This is the first year for the celebration that recognizes workers at natural gas utilities.

This nationwide event is intended to build public awareness about the work done by the employees of natural gas utilities. March 18 is the date of the New London, Texas school explosion in 1937 that led to the widespread odorization of natural gas and increased emphasis on safety.

Jo-Carroll Energy announces pilot projects for fiber-to-the-premise

Jo-Carroll Energy president and CEO Michael Hastings has announced the cooperative's Sand Prairie internet service is undertaking two fiber-to-the-premise pilot projects.

"We are excited to announce we'll be breaking ground on two fiber pilot projects," Hastings said. "Two diverse areas were chosen for these projects, one in the downtown Galena area and the other in a mostly residential area of Savanna."

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