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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 ...

Mike Johnson of East Prairie, Missouri, joined Associated Electric Cooperative in June 2000 on the advice of his father-in-law who worked at the New Madrid Power Plant. Twenty years later, Mike leads a team he considers family at the plant. As a deacon at his church and as a former coach, Johnson said he believes, “It’s all about being a team and being a family … They’re there ...

Associated Electric Cooperative has contracted to buy the wind energy from the Clear Creek Wind Farm, bringing its contracted wind energy nameplate capacity to 1,010 megawatts. Following is the news release on the Clear Creek farm issued May 18, 2020, by Tenaska. Wind Farm in Northwest Missouri Begins Commercial Operation Tenaska Clear Creek Energy Center Can Generate 242 MW ...

United Way of the Ozarks recently named Michele Bassett and Lynette Myers, who lead the fundraising efforts at Associated Electric Cooperative Inc., among its select “campaign managers of the year,” which are part of the nonprofit agency’s Pillar Awards. AECI has long been a United Way pacesetter company, and Bassett and Myers have led the annual giving campaign at Associated ...

Associated Electric Cooperative has a longstanding and specific plan designed to address pandemics like COVID-19 and has been working proactively to ensure it is prepared for any impacts of the global pandemic.  Associated continues to take appropriate measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, protect employees and safeguard the bulk electric system. No negative impac ...

Dell, Arkansas – Associated Electric Cooperative began self-operation of its Dell Power Plant Oct. 1, continuing the safe and efficient operation of the 580-megawatt natural gas power plant that is an important part of its resources to serve member cooperatives in three states.  Associated announced in May that it would end its operations and maintenance contract Sept. 30 with ...

ENEL GREEN POWER’S NEW MISSOURI WIND FARM TO SUPPLY RENEWABLE ENERGY TO AECI Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. will purchase the entire output of Enel Green Power’s 236.5 MW White Cloud wind project, currently in development in Nodaway County, Missouri The project is expected to begin construction in the second half of 2019 and become operational by the end of 2020 Bo ...

At its recent annual employee recognition event, Associated Electric Cooperative recognized employees celebrating decades of service with the cooperative in 2019. Among those marking significant milestones in 2019 are: Robin McEntire, senior accounts payable clerk, and Mark Woodson, senior manager, member services and economic development, based at the Springfield headquarter ...

SPRINGFIELD, MO – Seven employees at the headquarters of Associated Electric Cooperative, Springfield, received Excel awards this week at the wholesale power electric cooperative’s 25th annual employee recognition awards ceremony. The Excel awards are peer-nominated recognitions of employees who have excelled in their crafts, vocations and professions or in specific projects. ...

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