News Releases

24 Penny Power Grants Awarded at Reception

Posted May 7th, 2013

Pictured: Rick Voss, representing the Village of Mendon, accepts a Penny Power grant from AEC General Manager Jim Thompson for $450 toward lighting for tennis and volleyball courts. Twenty-four Penny Power grants were awarded during a reception at Adams Electric Cooperative on May 6. A total of $8,745.00 was granted to the following groups/organizations: • […]


Cornwell, Scranton, Holtschlag & Vose Are Winners of Washington, D.C. Tour

Posted May 7th, 2013

On April 17, 2013, 21 area sophomores and juniors met in Springfield with approximately 250 students from across Illinois for the 2013 Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperative Youth Day. Twelve students represented Adams Electric Cooperative and nine students represented Adams Telephone Co-Operative. During Youth Day, students met with Senator John Sullivan at the State Capitol […]


Local Students Participated in Youth Day in Springfield

Posted April 22nd, 2013

04/22/13 More than 200 students from the downstate Illinois traveled to Springfield on Wednesday, April 17, for the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day. With rural areas losing population, fewer legislators are serving downstate. The need for citizens to take active roles in making sure their legislators are aware of rural issues is of […]


Potential for Outages at River Camps Due to Flood Levels

Posted April 19th, 2013

04/19/13 – Due to the river elevations, river camps between Quincy and Ursa (such as Ursa Camps, Zimmie’s Landing and Knapheide Landing) and south of Quincy (such as Ward Island) are being monitored now and throughout the weekend. When the river gets high enough that Adams Electric Cooperative has safety concerns with primary line clearance […]


Students Will Compete For A Trip To Washington, D.C.

Posted April 5th, 2013

Four area high school sophomores or juniors will win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., June 14-21, 2013, in an annual contest sponsored by Adams Electric Cooperative and Adams Telephone Co-Operative. Interested students had to complete a short answer application. After reviewing all applications, judges from the two cooperatives selected 21 applicants to represent […]


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: […]


Penny Power Passes $250,000

Posted February 27th, 2013

Adams Electric Cooperative’s Penny Power Grant Review Committee approved twenty grants for the first quarter of 2013 totaling $9,415.00. This amount brings the grand total of Penny Power grants to $255,828.09. The following groups/organizations received a grant: •  Quincy Area Partnership for Unmet Needs – $200 for poverty simulation training •  Boy Scouts of America, […]


Adams Electric Sponsors Live Line Demo, Inc.

Posted February 14th, 2013

(2/14/13) Adams Electric Cooperative sponsored an electrical safety demonstration on February 12 and 13 for area students and emergency personnel. The presentations, called Live Line Demo, Inc. were held at Brown County High School, Payson Seymour High School and Rushville-Industry High School.  The programs were presented by Kyle Finley of Alvin, Illinois, who is a […]


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 […]


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