Cooperative News

Adams Electric Cooperative Represented at Key Meetings

Posted April 4th, 2013

Cooperative directors must maintain a positive culture for effective decision-making as they handle critical issues that face the electric industry. Part of Adams Electric’s success comes from education. Directors and staff must stay informed on legislation, future power supply risks, advancing technology, etc.  The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s (NRECA) 2013 Annual Meeting allows professionals […]


Payson School Awarded Two NREA Mini-Grants

Posted March 20th, 2013

Each year the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association sponsors ten mini-grants. Any rural K-12 classroom teachers whose school or community is served by a local Rural Electric Cooperative, or whose students’ homes are served by a local Rural Electric Cooperative, is eligible to apply for a $500 mini-grant. Applications were judged on the following criteria: […]


Adams Electric Returns $3,100 in Capital Credits to City of Quincy

Posted January 9th, 2013

Adams Electric Cooperative, which serves Baldwin Field, returned over $3,100 in capital credits to the City of Quincy. General Manager Jim Thompson presented the check for the Quincy Regional Airport (Baldwin Field) to Jeff Steinkamp, airport manager, and Mayor John Spring. The City of Quincy’s capital credit refund was part of the Cooperative’s recent distribution […]


Adams Electric Contributes $10,353 to United Way Campaign

Posted November 29th, 2012

On behalf of Adams Electric Cooperative employees, General Manager Jim Thompson presented a check totaling $10,353 to Cheryl Waterman, Executive Director of the United Way of Adams County, Inc. The donation included employee and corporate contributions along with a matching gift from CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. This year […]


Adams Electric Returning $363,011 in Capital Credits

Posted November 28th, 2012

       Members of cooperatives pay for service at cost and share in the annual margins by earning capital credits. In other types of businesses, such as investor-owned utilities, stockholders receive these funds in the form of dividends.      Capital credits from Adams Electric Cooperative are earned in proportion to the amount of electricity used. Distribution […]


Illinois Electric Cooperatives Send Crews to Help Repair Hurricane Sandy Damage

Posted October 29th, 2012

            Hurricane Sandy is a monster storm hitting the East Coast. In response, more than 50 linemen from eleven Illinois electric cooperatives have volunteered to help a sister cooperative, New Hampshire Electric Cooperative headquartered in Plymouth. Four of these linemen are from Adams Electric Cooperative in Camp Point.             Rick Polley, who coordinates the Association […]


Adams Electric Cooperative Annual Meeting

Posted August 30th, 2012

Adams Electric Cooperative, Camp Point, will hold its 73rd Annual Meeting of members Wednesday, September 5, 2012, at Bailey Park (north edge of Camp Point).  During the business meeting, members will hear reports by board officers and the manager. Three directors will be elected during the meeting.  Director candidates are: District 7 –Jim Benz, consisting […]


Western Illinois and Adams Electric Study Benefits of Combining Cooperatives

Posted March 29th, 2012

The two not-for-profit cooperatives plan to study the benefits of combining forces to improve service and efficiency for members Western Illinois Electrical Coop. in Carthage and Adams Electric Cooperative in Camp Point have initiated a consolidation study. With the announcement of Western Illinois Electrical Coop. Manager Paul Dion’s retirement in 2013, both Boards are evaluating […]


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