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Utility poles are not bulletin boards

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Posted on Jun 26, 2018 in Steuben County REMC

It’s garage sale season, so please remember not only is it illegal to attach anything to our electric poles, it is incredibly dangerous (and could be potentially fatal) to our linemen.  The slightest pinprick to linemen’s protective clothing is extremely dangerous while they are making repairs, so please, do not nail, staple or attach anything… Continue reading.

The path to energy independence

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Posted on Jun 26, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

While fireworks and Independence Day parades are synonymous with the Fourth of July, no such fanfare comes to mind when discussing energy efficiency. Perhaps it should.  If you think about it, energy efficiency not only benefits individuals and families, but the country as a whole. Energy efficiency, combined with energy conservation and advances in technology… Continue reading.

Board meets in May

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Posted on Jun 26, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

Counted seven board members present. Miami-Cass REMC attorney Jeremy Fetty also attended via teleconference. WVPA board report was given by Jim Savage. Monthly legal report was given by Fetty. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. April monthly operating, member services and safety reports were reviewed and… Continue reading.

Does the REMC owe you money?

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Harrison REMC

Harrison REMC posted a list of former members who had an unclaimed capital credit check that was last issued between July 2014 to July 2016 for all or a portion of the patronage for the years 1974-1979. Each check was mailed to the last known address on record at the REMC for these individuals.  … Continue reading.

Shining light on a renewable resource

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Member cooperatives throughout central and southern Indiana are now gathering energy from ten 1-megawatt solar arrays.  Collectively, the 10 solar sites provide approximately 20 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually. This is equivalent to powering 30,400 refrigerators for a year. These solar arrays contribute to Hoosier Energy’s target of supplying 10 percent of member energy… Continue reading.

Unclaimed Capital Credits

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative is requesting your assistance in locating these members so they can receive the refunds due to them. These former members’ refunds were returned “undeliverable” by the U.S. Postal Service. Their names are listed below. If you recognize a name on the list, notify the person. If the person is deceased, let… Continue reading.

REMC welcomes new employee

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC would like to introduce Jason Cook. He started working as an apprentice lineman on March 26. He will start his lineman apprenticeship this fall. Cook was raised in Orange County and is a graduate of Paoli High School. He and his wife, Jenny, reside in Paoli with their daughter, Lily. His hobbies… Continue reading.

Orange County fiber

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Orange County REMC

I am excited to announce that at the May board meeting, your Orange County REMC board of directors made the difficult, yet strategic, decision to provide high-speed broadband services to our members. Several factors were taken into consideration, such as enhancing the quality of life, business and agribusiness needs; keeping our communities economically viable; and… Continue reading.

Microgrids: electricity’s future?

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Tourists visiting Alcatraz learn about the island’s prison history under light bulbs energized by the high-tech future — one of the nation’s largest microgrids, which powers the site. Microgrids are localized energy grids that can operate independently. As new energy sources power more of the nation’s towns and cities, new technologies ensure that these sources… Continue reading.