Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative’s mission is to provide safe, reliable, premium-quality, economically-priced electricity and other related services to our member/owners.
Eastern Illini Electric Cooperative was formed in 1987 by the union of two electric cooperatives: Eastern Illinois Power Cooperative and Illini Electric Cooperative who had each served their members since 1938. Together, they formed a larger cooperative that provides more reliable and cost-effective power solutions. Eastern Illini is governed by a nine-member elected board of directors who – just like you – are members of the cooperative.
Our sole purpose is to serve our members. We exist because no other entity was willing to provide electric service to the "last-mile" areas of rural, east central Illinois. In the late 1930s, as part of FDR's New Deal, the Rural Electrification Act (REA) provided much-needed support residents of rural America so they could form their own electric companies. Our goal today hasn't really changed. We're dedicated to provide our members with safe and reliable electricity.
We're Member Driven and Community Focused!