News February 26, 2024 at 10:38 am Drive-Thru Drop Box Now Open for Use! The new drive-thru drop box in front of our Fairfield office is now open for business! News February 26, 2024 at 10:31 am New Director Appointed Following Marshall Resignation Wayne-White Electric is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hunsinger as a new director on the board. News February 26, 2024 at 10:27 am 2024 Annual Meeting Planning has Begun Annual Meeting Scheduled for June 7, 2024 News February 25, 2024 at 11:40 am Meet a Member Quail & Upland Game Alliance Local Chapter News January 29, 2024 at 4:43 pm 2024 Annual Meeting Scholarship Details Announced For the third year in a row, Wayne-White Electric will award ten (10) $500 scholarships at our Annual Meeting at Wayne City High School on June 7, 2024. News January 29, 2024 at 4:36 pm Upcoming Right-of-Way Schedule in 2024 Our electric system covers more than 3,200 miles, with a large amount of the area being wooded. News January 29, 2024 at 4:07 pm Wayne County CEO Students Visit Cooperative Wayne-White Electric had the pleasure of hosting the Wayne County CEO students on January 10. News January 29, 2024 at 4:00 pm WORKS Program Working for Families in Need Disasters, serious illness, accidental tragedies, and family emergencies seem to always occur when we least expect it... News January 29, 2024 at 3:47 pm Dr. Dennis Scranton Cancer Fund 2024 Update Through the Dr. Dennis Scranton Memorial Fund, your generous donation can benefit local residents who have ongoing expenses related to active cancer treatments at a recognized treatment center. News January 29, 2024 at 3:37 pm From the Desk of Chris Hopfinger: President/CEO Looking ahead in 2024... News December 29, 2023 at 11:27 am 2024 Residential Rebates At Wayne-White Electric, we are pleased to offer several different incentive rebate programs related to making your home more efficient. News December 28, 2023 at 4:53 pm Enfield Office Open Dates for 2024 Dates have been determined for the Enfield office to be open in 2024. News December 28, 2023 at 4:42 pm How Extreme Winter Weather Impacts Reliability When outdoor temperatures drop, our electricity use increases. News November 30, 2023 at 12:59 pm Meet a Member: Cider Barn Tree Farm Cider Barn Tree Farm - New Christmas tree farm, ice skating rink, gift shop and more south of Fairfield, IL. News November 30, 2023 at 12:56 pm Long-time Employee Retiring Judy Wood -- the first person you have seen as you walked into the office at Wayne-White Electric for many years... News November 30, 2023 at 12:27 pm SmartHub Web Redesign If you are a SmartHub user, you will soon notice an update to the web version of the application. News November 30, 2023 at 12:23 pm New Face at Wayne-White Electric Wayne-White Electric is happy to welcome new employee Kathleen Courtright to the cooperative family! News November 30, 2023 at 12:15 pm Kinney Scholarship Winners Remember that Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Scramble we had a few months ago? Well THIS is what it helped fund! News November 3, 2023 at 2:33 pm Cold Weather Energy Saving Tips Cold weather season is here and so is the time to turn on the furnace. News November 3, 2023 at 2:21 pm Sign-up for our Generator Program Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative offers a "voluntary" load control program that will provide homeowners with an incentive for allowing us to control your whole house generator during peak demand times in the summer and winter. News November 3, 2023 at 2:16 pm Budget Billing – Is it Right for You? What is budget billing? It is a program designed to level out the fluctuations in your monthly electric bills. News September 27, 2023 at 10:48 am Co-op Awareness Month – Our Cooperative Story Most rural electric cooperatives got their starts with a group of civic-minded farmers who simply wanted electricity for their rural homes and farms. Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative has a history that’s a little different. WWCEC owes its beginning to a group of small-town business leaders who joined together in 1935 and 1936 to bring electricity to the small communities of Wayne and White counties. News September 26, 2023 at 4:44 pm Upcoming Improvements at Wayne-White Electric At Wayne-White Electric, we are always looking for ways to best serve our members. The next project we will be working on beginning in September is creating a drive-up drop box for members to drop off payments or documents without having to get out of their car. News September 26, 2023 at 4:35 pm Co-op Awareness Month – 7 Cooperative Principles The members of Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative -- are at the heart of everything we do. Cooperatives adhere to seven guiding principles that reflect core values of honesty, transparency, equity, inclusiveness, and service. News September 26, 2023 at 4:31 pm Co-op Awareness Month – What is a cooperative? Because we are a cooperative, we operate a little differently than other utilities. Wayne White Counties Electric Cooperative's decisions are made locally, by directors who also live right here in our communities. Everyone who pays to receive electricity from the cooperative is a member. News August 29, 2023 at 8:16 am Sign up for the E-Newsletter! Rather than toss your newsletter when you are done with it each month, why not get it in your email and save paper? Sign up to receive your newsletter by email each month at the link below! News August 28, 2023 at 4:31 pm How does the Electric Grid Really Work? The assumption is that every time you flip the switch, press the button or turn the knob, electricity will be there to turn on the lights, the television or the water heater. That simple faith in reliability is the product of a complex electric grid working in three stages: generation, transmission and distribution. News July 19, 2023 at 8:42 am Youth to Washington for Lexi & Chase Fifty-three young leaders representing 24 Illinois electric and telephone cooperatives boarded buses and departed for Washington, D.C. on June 16 for the annual National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Youth to Washington Tour. News July 18, 2023 at 8:53 am 2023 Annual Meeting Recap From Wayne-White Electric Cooperative's President & CEO Chris Hopfinger: We enjoyed seeing so many of our members and getting to visit with everyone recently at our Annual Meeting on June 9 in Wayne City. For those that were unable to attend, I wanted to provide a summary of the information that was presented to the membership at our meeting. News July 18, 2023 at 8:31 am Crews Fight End of June Storm Damage Wayne-White Electric Cooperative crews battled several outages and damage from storms that rolled through the area at the end of June. News June 3, 2023 at 3:34 pm Illinois Youth Day Students Enjoy Day in Springfield Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative took 6 area high school students to Spring-field for Illinois Youth Day, the first-step in the process to learn, and ultimately select two students to attend a week-long trip of a lifetime to Washington DC in June. News June 3, 2023 at 3:26 pm Employee Spotlight You may have seen him cutting down and trimming trees as part of the Vegetation Management crew at Wayne-White Electric. News June 3, 2023 at 3:11 pm Perks of Owning a Whole House Generator Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative offers a “voluntary” load control program that will provide homeowners with an incentive for allowing us to control your whole house generator during peak demand times in the summer and winter. News June 3, 2023 at 2:56 pm Be Aware of Electrical Dangers While Farming We do not have to remind those who work the land and raise livestock that they have a potentially dangerous occupation.