Cooperative News

Adams Electric Cooperative linemen compete in Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

Posted October 1st, 2019

Eleven teams of linemen from 10 electric cooperatives and one municipal electric company participated in the 22nd annual Lineman’s Safety Rodeo sponsored by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) on Friday, Sept. 27. The rodeo gives linemen the opportunity to showcase their skills in a friendly competition with other lineworkers across the state. Austin […]


Twelve 2020 IEC Memorial Scholarships Available

Posted September 25th, 2019

Adams Electric Cooperative has announced that the Illinois electric cooperatives in 2020 will award eleven academic scholarships to high school seniors through a memorial scholarship fund designed to financially assist deserving students in the “electric cooperative family.” In addition, a twelfth scholarship – to assist with costs in attending an electric lineworker school – will […]


Co-op Celebrates 80th Annual Meeting

Posted September 10th, 2019

Members of Adams Electric Cooperative gathered at Bailey Park on Sep. 4 for their 80th Annual Meeting of Members to elect board directors, get a financial update and hear about programs the co-op provides for the community. Board President Roger Busen welcomed the crowd and discussed the past, present and future. He reminded them of […]


Adams Electric and Adams Telephone students join national electric co-op Youth to Washington Tour

Posted June 27th, 2019

What do you get when 62 students from 26 Illinois electric and telephone cooperatives join 1,800 of their peers across the United States? You get the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) Youth to Washington Tour! Two students each from Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative service territories were selected from a diverse group […]


65 Local Students Attended Electricity School

Posted June 21st, 2019

Adams Electric, Ameren, and University of Illinois Extension joined forces again this year to teach local students about electricity, electrical safety, and energy efficiency. On Wednesday, June 19, heavy rains didn’t hinder the event which is usually held in Bailey Park. Instead, sixty-five students met at the Community Building in Camp Point. Students, ages 8-18 […]


Electricity School For Youth

Posted June 5th, 2019

University of Illinois Extension along with Adams Electric Cooperative and Ameren are sponsoring 4-H Electricity School on June 19 in Bailey Park in Camp Point.  The hours are from 8:30 am to 11:30 am.  This event is open to all youth ages 8-18, not just 4-H members. Electricity School offers workshops on: constructing an extension […]


Four Local Students Are Winners of Washington, D.C. Tour

Posted April 16th, 2019

On April 3, 2019, 33 area sophomores and juniors met in Springfield for the 2019 Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperative Youth Day. Twenty students represented Adams Electric Cooperative and thirteen students represented Adams Telephone Co-Operative. After visiting the State Capitol, touring the Old Capitol and the Abraham Lincoln Museum, students participated in an interview competition. […]


Adams Electric Returns $1,439 in Capital Credits to City of Quincy

Posted February 6th, 2019

Adams Electric Cooperative, which serves Quincy Regional Airport, returned $1,439.99 in capital credits to the City of Quincy. General Manager Jim Thompson presented the check for the City of Quincy’s Quincy Regional Airport account to the Airport Manager Sandra Shore, Director of Planning & Development Chuck Bevelheimer, and Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore. The City of […]


Adams Electric Cooperative Joined the Forces Responding to Hurricane Damages

Posted November 1st, 2018

Adams Electric Cooperative joined other Illinois electric cooperatives to respond to damages from Hurricane Michael. Adams Electric sent a four-man crew, Line Foreman Mike Olson, Journeyman Linemen Gary Wagner and Chad Reische, and Apprentice Lineman Brennan Caspermeyer. A little over two weeks ago, the crew headed to South River Electric Membership Corporation in Dunn, North […]


Adams Electric linemen compete in Lineman’s Safety Rodeo

Posted October 2nd, 2018

SPRINGFIELD – Linemen from Adams Electric Cooperative participated in the 21st annual Lineman’s Safety Rodeo sponsored by the Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives on Friday, Sept. 28. This year, 13 teams from 11 electric co-ops participated in the friendly competition. The rodeo highlights the skills linemen use to work safely and efficiently. Austin Aschemann, Brennan […]


Adams Electric Cooperative
Mailing address: P.O. Box 247, Camp Point, IL 62320
Headquarters Location: 700 E. Wood St., Camp Point, IL
Phone: 217-593-7701 – Fax: 217-593-7120