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Here are the latest news releases from Associated Electric Cooperative.

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Nineteen area Associated Electric Cooperative employees were among those honored at the cooperative’s recent virtual 27th annual employee recognition ceremony hosted at its headquarters in Springfield. The Excel awards are peer-nominated recognitions of employees who have excelled in their careers, leadership, mentoring, innovation, community services, teamwor ...

New Madrid, MO – Andrew Mack of Benton, Manny Zeringue of Jackson and Joseph Nevel and Ralph Palmer of New Madrid are among those recently honored recipients at the 27th annual employee recognition awards ceremony hosted virtually at Associated Electric Cooperative’s Springfield headquarters. All four employees work at the cooperative’s New Madrid Power Plant. The Excel awards ...

Joe Foster and David Newberry of Moberly, Steve Iwanowicz of Macon, Tammy Mason of Paris and Bret Price of Huntsville were among those honored at the virtual 27th annual employee awards ceremony, hosted from Associated Electric Cooperative’s Springfield headquarters. The Excel awards are peer-nominated recognitions of employees who have excelled in their careers, leadership, me ...

Springfield, MO – The three-tiered system of cooperatives served by Associated Electric Cooperative has endured record-setting peak demand days brought on by extreme temperatures in its service area and a wide swath of the country. Associated was able to reliably serve its member load, not requiring any service interruptions, in part due to its diverse generation portfolio and ...

Members of Associated Electric Cooperative’s six owner generation and transmission (G&T) cooperatives are being asked to reduce electricity consumption due to extreme cold weather that is taxing utilities throughout the Midwest. Associated Electric has declared an Energy Emergency Alert (EEA) Level 2 and is making a public conservation appeal to mitigate the risk of worse ...

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Six local Associated Electric Cooperative employees were among those honored at the cooperative’s 26th annual employee recognition ceremony, held virtually Aug. 18 due to pandemic safety guidelines. Award recipients are Jason Finke of Nixa and Ali Baumhoer, Peter Ottoson, Brent Ross, Mark Woodson, Sean Wright and Thomas Umphres, all of Springfield. The Excel ...

Nathan Ames of Bonnots Mill, Brent Harris of Macon and Cassie Plotner of Huntsville, all employees of Associated Electric Cooperative at Thomas Hill Energy Center, were among those honored Aug. 18 at the 26th annual employee recognition awards ceremony, which was virtual due to pandemic safety guidelines. The Excel awards are peer-nominated recognitions of employees who have e ...

Eric Canady of Morley, Jackie Harmon of Puxico, Jordan Lawyer of Cape Girardeau and Bill Pullum of Essex, all Associated Electric Cooperative employees at New Madrid Power Plant, are among those recently honored at the 26th annual employee recognition awards ceremony Aug. 18, held virtually due to pandemic safety guidelines. The Excel awards are peer-nominated recognitions of ...

Ken Hildreth has called the Moberly area home since 1975. This led him to join Associated Electric Cooperative in 1985. His favorite memories during his 35-year career to date are the people, recalling “they are what made the work so enjoyable.” Hildreth began his career at Thomas Hill Energy Center as an entry-level general utility in 1985. Since 2003, he has ensured procedur ...

Tim Evans, principal systems analyst, has been instrumental in advancing the mission of Associated Electric Cooperative, the wholesale power provider to 57 regional and local electric cooperatives in three states. In his 30 years with the cooperative, Evans has been on the leading edge of technology changes. He’s developed software, applications and other tools that have impro ...

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