Julie Strohmeier, Author at Electric Consumer

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KVREMC’s Annual Meeting

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Posted on Apr 02, 2018 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Your ticket to the meeting is on the back of this month’s magazine! Don’t throw it away! Each year the cooperative hosts a meeting of the membership as a special time for co-op members to gather, share experiences, hear from co-op leaders and elect board members. This is the annual meeting, and it takes place on… Continue reading.

Hydropower keeps energy flowing

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Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Since 2012, Hoosier Energy has had a power purchase agreement at a 4-megawatt hydroelectric facility near Dayton, Illinois. The plant produces about 18,000 megawatt-hours annually — enough to power about 1,500 homes. A 600-foot long dam on the Fox River regulates water flow that is directed to a side canal. Electricity at this facility is… Continue reading.

The less taxing audit

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Posted on Mar 27, 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

This tax season, embrace the audit that will help you save money! An energy audit will include a thorough review and testing of electricity use in your home — along with recommendations on steps you can take to save! An energy audit will help you in several ways. It will: Inform you about your home’s… Continue reading.

Did you know Steuben County REMC offers FREE electrical safety demonstrations to your students?

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Steuben County REMC

Whether you’re looking for some general information on how to be safe around electricity, or some more detailed discussions of the specific properties of how electricity works, we can cater any presentation to your topic, your length and your availability. With a brand new, high voltage safety display, this is the perfect time to schedule… Continue reading.

The power behind your power

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Steuben County REMC

As April arrives, it brings with it the showers that produce spring flowers. It also heralds the beginning of a potentially stormy season that can inherently include power outages. While Steuben County REMC strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has other plans. Most of us can ride… Continue reading.

Final call for director petitions

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Steuben County REMC

Time is winding down for members to submit a petition to run for the Steuben County REMC board of directors. Completed petitions are due to the REMC office no later than May 9, which, pursuant to the bylaws, is 45 days prior to this year’s annual meeting. Steuben County REMC is governed by a nine-member… Continue reading.

Meet your director candidates

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Southern Indiana Power

Voting Procedure Each member of Southern Indiana Power will be mailed a registration card for the annual meeting. Members should present their registration card in person at one of the designated registration tables in order to register for the meeting and receive a ballot for the director election. Southern Indiana Power has an obligation to… Continue reading.

February board meeting summary

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Southern Indiana Power

In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the Feb. 23 board meeting. 1. All directors were present along with CEO Steve Seibert and Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton. 2. The Jan. 24 board meeting minutes were reviewed and approved. 3. The membership certificates and vouchers… Continue reading.

The power behind your power

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Lineworker Appreciation Day – April 9 As April arrives, it brings with it the showers that produce spring flowers. It also heralds the beginning of a potentially stormy season that can inherently include power outages. While Orange County REMC strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has other plans…. Continue reading.

Emerging outdoor lighting technologies

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Emerging technologies for outdoor lighting are coming in the form of new controls and networking capabilities. More on that shortly, but first, here is a quick recap of the lighting family tree. All electric light sources have a common ancestor — Thomas Edison’s incandescent bulb. Most of us think of the incandescent bulb as strictly… Continue reading.