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The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is a service organization for more than 1,000 electric cooperatives, public power districts and public utility districts in 46 states. The website address of NRECA is:

The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) is made up of 25 electric distribution cooperatives, two generation and transmission cooperatives and six telephone cooperative members. The AIEC serves as the state association for these member systems. The AIEC website address is:

Touchstone Energy®

Touchstone Energy® is an alliance of more than 750 electric cooperatives in 44 states providing energy and other services to more than 16 million consumer-members. Touchstone Energy® cooperatives are committed to providing superior service at affordable rates to all members, large and small. They are dedicated to serving their customers with integrity accountability, innovation, and commitment to community. This website is located at:

Doug Rye is a registered architect and nationally recognized as an expert in the field of energy efficient construction standards. His techniques have helped people save thousands of dollars in utility bills for people remodeling or building. Check out the Doug Rye website:

The Illinois Electric Council was formed to develop educational programs to promote efficient and safe use of electricity. It is comprised of representatives from Illinois electric cooperatives, investor owned utilities and the University of Illinois. Check out Illinois Electric Council's website:

Safe Electricity provides detailed safety information and lists of educational materials available, such as videotapes and books for teachers and others promoting the safe use of electricity, check out this web site:

Climate Master, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps. One of the oldest manufacturers of geothermal equipment, Climate Master has a residential and a commercial line of equipment. Check their website:

Enertech, Inc., located in Greenville, Illinois, is a full-service geothermal distributor serving the Midwest. The company specializes in geothermal heating and cooling systems, and radiant floor applications. Enertech is a distributor of GeoComfort geothermal equipment. Their website is

Water Furnace International is a manufacturer of geothermal heat pumps and is located in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Premier AT series offers a complete line of residential units from one to six tons in capacity. Their website is

Geothermal Alliance of Illinois. Geothermal takes the earth’s free energy and moves it into your home or business. No gas, no combustion, no flame. Just comfort, with efficiency and economy. Need more information about geothermal? Their website is

Rend Lake College is located at Ina, Illinois. The college website is: 

Kaskaskia College is located at Centralia, Illinois. This college website is:
Mount Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau

Mount Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau

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