Pole Testing Going On

Contractor crews will be out testing poles over the next several weeks. They are from Lee Inspection and they will have Shelby Electric Cooperative door magnets on the sides of their vehicles.  The inspectors will also have paper work saying they are working for the cooperative. Work is being done in areas served by our Velma, Moweaqua and Wenonah substations.

How To Read Your Propane Gauge


Look at the gauge attached to the tank with numbers from 5 to 95. Numbers indicate the percentage of gas remaining in the tank. If your tank gauge reads 25% or less, call Shelby Energy for a refill at 217-774-2311. We recommend that you learn how to read your tank gauge and develop a habit of checking it on a regular basis.

Propane Safety


  • One of the most versatile sources of energy in the nation.
  • Supplies 4% of total energy needs.
  • Exists as both a liquid and a gas.
  • Can be dangerous and must be used with caution.
  • Generally has a smell like rotten eggs, sewer gas, or a dead mouse.


If you smell gas:

Air Evac Lifeteam

When Seconds Count

Shelby Electric Cooperative has teamed up with Air Evac Lifeteam to offer air ambulance service memberships to area rural residents. The membership program enables Air Evac Lifeteam to provide this service in communities that otherwise might not be able to support an air ambulance. Air Evac Lifeteam was the first air ambulance company in the country to offer memberships for its service.

Peak Alert Scheduled for Today!

(This Alert is over -- could be one scheduled for Wednesday June 14 due to forecasted extreme temperatures)

PEAK ALERT SCHEDULED FOR TODAY (June 13) 2 pm to 6 pm ...

Do to extreme heat conditions today our power supplier, Prairie Power, Inc., has issued a Peak Alert Today (Tuesday, June 13).

What this means is members who have signed up for our interruptible rate plan or have disconnect switches on their water heaters -- your power will be interrupted this afternoon from 2 pm to 6 pm.