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Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative is offering a $5,000 reward and the Illinois Farm Bureau and Crimestoppers organization is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to an arrest and a felony conviction for recent damage and theft of copper wiring on electric meters supplying grain bins throughout White County. Area thieves are stealing copper wire from transformer connections and meter base poles in Wayne, White, and Edwards counties.  Wayne-White Electric has discovered that 25 poles and related equipment have been damaged and the copper stolen.  The cost to the cooperative to replace the poles & wiring, in addition to the time and labor involved to do so has exceeded $25,000 in costs, which is precisely why the board of directors has decided to get aggressive in finding and prosecuting the thieves by offering the $5,000 reward.  In addition, the costs to the member/customer to replace damage on their side of the meter has cost homeowners over $12,000 to date.  We believe that somebody likely knows something about this activity, and we ask you to call us or tell law enforcement authorities so we can stop these crimes. Local residents and farmers are encouraged to watch their property closely, especially if they have meter base poles or transformer poles in dark places or areas hidden by trees and outbuildings or adjacent to grain bins. Residents are asked to report any unusual or suspect activity to local police or Sheriff

We encourage you to click this link for the Cooperative Action Network (Action.coop) and send a message to the EPA to express your concern over a proposed 1,600-page document of rules which affect CURRENT coal-fired power plants. If implemented, this could drive up electricity costs and have devastating effects on the economy.  A grassroots effort from the public is critical in keeping power costs affordable all of us  The website to use in responding to the EPA is www.Action.coop     

 

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HVAC Incentive Rebates Available

 

Members of Wayne-White Electric Cooperative will be able to receive incentive payments (rebates) on the installation of new energy efficient HVAC equipment.  You can read more about the our Incentive Rebate program and click here for details

 





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