Be alert and stay safe in work zones

Utilities often must put trucks and crews in roadways to make repairs or install new equipment to keep power on at your home and business. These workers already face hazards in their job, and that risk increases when working in an area near vehicle traffic.

With distracted driving accidents on the rise, some utilities say that their highest worker risk factor now is a distracted driver.

Right-of-way spraying focuses on reliability

Rock Energy Cooperative has once again contracted with Stantec Corp. to perform spraying along road rights-of-way and co-op easements as part of its vegetation management program.

For several years, Stantec has done an excellent job assisting the co-op in managing woody plants and trees along electric lines. Vegetation management is an important part of making sure electricity continues to flow to our members.

Rescheduled annual meeting will be business only

Rock Energy Cooperative has always taken great pride in its annual meetings. Hundreds of members gather every year to elect directors to serve on the board, learn about the co-op’s finances, and hear reports from officers.

But it’s usually more than just taking care of business. It’s an event where neighbors can catch up with old acquaintances, make new friends, and enjoy a delicious dinner to celebrate the bond they share—being a member of the Rock Energy family.

Have a safe and happy Independence Day!

Rock Energy Cooperative offices will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of Independence Day. Members can make payments in the drop boxes at both offices during the holiday weekend and at the new payment kiosk at our South Beloit office, 15229 Willowbrook Road. Even though our offices are closed, standby crews are always available 24 hours a day. If you need to report a power outage, please call 866-752-4550.

Board returns more capital credits to help members during pandemic

For many Rock Energy Cooperative members facing financial hardship during this pandemic crisis, the credit on their May statement from the distribution of capital credits couldn’t have come at a better time.

In April, the board of directors voted to distribute about $2.1 million in capital credits. Since it was founded 84 years ago, the co-op has paid back more than $20 million to past and current members.