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Shaw inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame


March 14, 2014

Donald W. Shaw, CEO/General Manager of Central Electric Power Cooperative, was inducted into the Missouri Cooperative Hall of Fame by the  Missouri Institute of Cooperatives on March 10, 2014.  Shaw has served at Central Electric for over 40 years.  He began his career with a brief period with Missouri Public Service Company and then joined Central Electric as an electrical engineer.  His career advanced with positions as the chief engineer and manager of engineering and technical services.  He was selected as the CEO/General Manager in 1992 and continues in that role.  

The Missouri Institute of Cooperatives developed the Cooperative Hall of Fame to ensure a permanent, prestigious recognition for future generations of cooperative leaders with exemplary service and lasting achievements.  

Central Electric Power Cooperative makes donation to Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association

January 10, 2014

Central Electric Power Cooperative recently made a donation of $1,600 to the Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association.

Don Shaw, chief executive officer and general manager of the cooperative, said this is the third or fourth year the company has made such a donation and the money was raised through a raffle at an employee Christmas party.

“I think they (CMFCAA) do great work,” Shaw said. “It’s certainly great for the community and a great service for children in need.”

Central Electric Power Cooperative makes donation to Special Learning Center

January10, 2014

Central Electric Power Cooperative made a financial contribution to the Special Learning Center the week before Christmas.

Don Shaw, chief executive officer, said the cooperative presented the Special Learning Center with a $9,294 check.  The contribution was raised by cooperative employees and combined with some corporate donations.

“It’s really a great service they provide,” Shaw said. “We feel privileged to be able to help them.”

Central Electric Power Cooperative hosts Energy in Today’s Classroom Course

Fifteen central Missouri teachers came together on August 6th and 7thto learn more about electricity generation and distribution at the University of Missouri.  The two-day graduate level course was developed in partnership with Dr.

4-H Campers learn the basics of electricity and electric safety

For nearly 20 years, Central Electric Power Cooperative has worked with several of its member cooperatives at 4-H summer camps in the central Missouri area promoting the safe use of electricity.

Coal power plant and parts to be sold

SPRINGFIELD, MO – The 66-megawatt, two-unit Chamois Power Plant will close Sept. 30, followed by sale of the 60-year-old coal plant and all its generating equipment.

Central Electric Power Cooperative celebrates National Lineman Appreciation Day

Central Electric Power Cooperative joins the U.S. Senate in recognizing April 18, 2013, as National Lineman Appreciation Day.  The Senate passed a resolution Wednesday honoring lineworkers for their efforts at keeping power flowing.

Central Electric Power Cooperative to Cease Operation of Chamois Power Plant

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After reviewing the economics of continued operation of Chamois Power Plant, the board of directors of Central Electric Power Cooperative, headquartered in Jefferson City, has reached a decision to cease operations at the plant Sept.

Central Electric Power Cooperative's Spirit of Community

Spirit of Community

For more than ten years the employees at Central Electric Power Cooperative have committed to helping a local community agency. Starting in 2001, employees began sponsoring an employee auction to raise funds to help the organization. The Special Learning Center is an organization that was founded on the principles of helping children with learning disabilities. They provide all types of specialized services to individual families located in throughout the mid-Missouri area.

Central Electric Power Cooperative Receives USDA Grant for Lighting Retrofit Project

Central Electric Power Cooperative has been awarded a grant for just over $11,000 from USDA Rural Development for a lighting retrofit project.  The grant, available under the Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP), will fund up to 25% of the lighting upgrade project at Central’s headquarters facilities.


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