October is National Co-op Month, and this year, the theme is “Co-ops See the Future.” Orange County REMC and co-ops across the country are celebrating the benefits and values of being a cooperative member. One big way we are currently focused on the future is in the creation of Orange County Fiber, a subsidiary and… Continue reading.
Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high, and ultimately consumers want greater control over their energy use and payment methods. The prevalence of smartphone apps and “smart” technology for the home is increasing, and consumers and businesses are showing greater interest in electric… Continue reading.
Cooler temps are just around the corner! Is your home’s heating system ready? Replace furnace filters once a month or as recommended. If you heat your home with warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, or radiators, remember to clean them regularly to increase efficiency. You also want to make sure your windows, doors, and all the other… Continue reading.
Replacing old metal hallide lights with energy-efficient LED lights isn’t cheap — especially not in an 87,000-square-foot industrial facility. But thanks to Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Custom Lighting Program, companies receiving electricity from the co-op are eligible for rebates when making significant energy-efficient lighting upgrades. New Haven, Indiana-based copper recycler SDI… Continue reading.
Dramatic changes are transforming the energy industry. Interest in renewables is at an all-time high. Consumers want greater control over their energy use and payments. There’s no denying it — electric utilities will have to make changes to accommodate these trends. Luckily, Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative (PPEC) is uniquely positioned to meet these changing energy… Continue reading.
Don’t wait for cold weather to find out your ETS units are not working properly REMC will lower the normal $50 service call to only $25 for the first unit, and $5 for each additional unit. Save even more: The ETS service call for the first unit is FREE if you allow REMC to install… Continue reading.
Fiber Technician Darrell Burkett is one of the many people who will be playing an integral role in building Orange County Fiber, which will bring high-speed internet to the rural areas of the Orange County REMC territory. Darrell graduated in 1978 from Henryville High School and received his associate degree in computer science from Watterson… Continue reading.
Acres of Hope is a place of rescue, respite and rehabilitation. This farm has become a place where special needs animals get some extra TLC. People love to visit with the animals to help care for them, or just sit and have some time to love on them. Many visitors seem to appreciate the atmosphere… Continue reading.
Members may occasionally see workers cutting limbs and branches or taking down trees along a right-of-way and wonder why all of that is necessary. Maintaining the vegetation along our infrastructure is crucial for the reliability of our system. Your electric service can be disrupted when tree limbs and plant growth interfere with or fall on… Continue reading.
Scammers are continuously coming up with new angles to trick members into giving up their personal information or credit card numbers. We would like to remind our members to always be on the lookout for scams. If you receive a call, text message or email asking you about your electric bill, demanding payment or personal… Continue reading.