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Democracy and patriotism

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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, patriotism is “the love for or devotion to one’s country.” Perhaps no other day of the year evokes such a sense of patriotism than Independence Day. With flags rippling in the wind; red, white and blue bunting adorning porches and store fronts; and local parades and marching bands on display; it’s… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in April

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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

Chairman Tom Crowe called the April 26, 2018, meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp, Karen Forshee of DCREMC, and Shawn Matthews of DCREMC. Upon motion by Jason Barnhorst, seconded by Lawrence Young, and carried,… Continue reading.

So many fun activities for the whole family at PPEC Member Appreciation Day!

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

FREE Lunch Come enjoy BBQ pulled pork, hot dogs, and more! Electric Safety Demonstration Our safety and compliance manager, Dee Renollet, will teach you about safety equipment used in the electric utility industry, various electrical voltages and circuits, effects of current on a human body, and so much more! Demonstration Times 11 a.m. or 12:30… Continue reading.

PPEC teaches electrical safety to area students

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

It was a great pleasure having the second-grade class from Oakwood Elementary stop by during their field trip. Dee Renollet, PPEC safety and compliance manager, talked about the dangers of electricity with the students. Students learned about safety equipment used in the electric utility industry, various electrical voltages and circuits, telephone and cable TV wires… Continue reading.

Beat the Peak

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

A voluntary program encouraging members to shift electric use away from the peak-use hours between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. “Beat the Peak” is a free, voluntary program encouraging members to shift electric use away from the peak-use hours anytime between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The time varies with each peak, and PPEC will… Continue reading.

Energy bike is a huge hit

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Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Peter Niagu, PPEC’s energy advisor, had fun visiting Ottoville Elementary.The students got to ride the energy bike while learning about the energy use of a lightbulb. The demonstration shows them that it takes more energy to light an incandescent lightbulb than an LED bulb. Students also realized it takes more energy to power a hairdryer… Continue reading.

Employee spotlight

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Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Tracy Hawk recently joined the LaGrange County REMC team as its newest customer service representative. A Topeka resident, Hawk previously worked as the office manager at Burnworth Zollars Auto Group in Ligonier. She grew up in the Cromwell/Ligonier area and graduated from West Noble High School. She and her husband, Kevin, have four children and… Continue reading.