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Here are the latest news releases from Associated Electric Cooperative.

Note: The following news release was issued April 20 by National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. CLIFTON HILL, Mo.—Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt visited Missouri to discuss the agency’s “Back to the Basics” regulatory approach and learn more about the role electric cooperatives play in powering the nation’s economy. “We can do both: growth a ...

Three employees of Associated Electric Cooperative who work at the Thomas Hill Energy Center were among those honored March 21 at the 23rd annual employee recognition awards ceremony at the member-owned wholesale power cooperative’s Springfield headquarters. The recipients are Kenneth R. Hildreth of Macon for the 2016 Excel Award for Mentor of the Year; John Michael Wilhite of ...

Thirty-one employees at New Madrid Power Plant were among those honored at the 23rd annual employee recognition awards ceremony March 21 at the headquarters of Associated Electric Cooperative, a member-owned wholesale power supply cooperative. Excel award recipients are nominated by their peers for the prestigious awards. The Excel Award for Innovative Action went to a team of ...

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Four employees from Associated Electric Cooperative’s Springfield headquarters were among those honored this week at the member-owned, wholesale power supply cooperative’s 23rd annual employee recognition awards ceremony in Springfield. The recipients of the awards are Donald G. Frederick of Springfield, for 2016 Excel Distinguished Service Award; Stacy G. Jac ...

Mike Green is hanging up his hard hat, ready for retirement after nearly 36 years at Associated Electric Cooperative’s Thomas Hill Energy Center.   Located near Clifton Hill, Missouri, the Thomas Hill Energy Center is one of Associated Electric’s coal generation stations used to generate power for six regional and 51 local, member-owned electric cooperatives.   In 1981, Green h ...

Change has been abundant during Steven Wood’s 35 years with Associated Electric Cooperative, which owns and operates the Thomas Hill Energy Center to provide affordable, reliable power to six regional and 51 local, member-owned electric cooperatives. Chief among those changes are environmental controls that improved air quality, including construction of half-billion-dollar pla ...

Associated Electric Cooperative employee Kim D. Holloway of Poplar Bluff celebrated his 25th year at New Madrid Power Plant, where he is a journeyman machinist mechanic. “My father was a union electrician in the IBEW in St. Louis. He always told me to learn a trade, that you can always work your trade and find more opportunities for employment. The ‘knowledge is power’ kind ...

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Associated Electric Cooperative celebrated the nearly 25-year career and legacy of Jim Jura, newly retired CEO and general manager, at its recent annual meeting in Branson. Locally, Jura was active in the business community. Among his board appointments were CASA, Springfield Chamber of Commerce (past president), Springfield Public Schools Foundation (past ...

Stan Taulbee of East Prairie, Missouri, is turning in his hard hat for a new life in western Maryland after working for 20 years for Associated Electric Cooperative at the New Madrid Power Plant. Taulbee joined AECI in 1996 as an assistant shift supervisor at the power plant and was promoted to instrument shop supervisor in 2008. He said he’s appreciated the cooperative pla ...

Greg Prange of Keytesville, Missouri, said he looks forward to spending more time with his family after retiring from 32 years with Associated Electric Cooperative at its Thomas Hill Energy Center. “It’s been a very good job and good to me,” he said. He also appreciates how it was able to help him with retirement. Prange joined AECI around 1983 as a utility operator at Thom ...

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