Julie Strohmeier, Author at Electric Consumer

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Bill credits

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Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

What are capital credits? Capital credits from member-owned, not-for-profit companies like Paulding Putnam Electric Co-op are somewhat similar to the dividends paid to shareholders of investor-owned utilities. The difference is that a co-op’s “shareholders” are also the members that it serves, and the “dividends” are paid out to the cooperative’s members. What’s the difference between… Continue reading.

Orange County REMC’s Statement of Nondiscrimination

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Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Orange County Rural Electric Membership Corporation is the recipient of federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In accordance with federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discrimination based on… Continue reading.

Cost of service study is complete — what’s next?

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Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

The mission of Decatur County REMC states: To provide reliable, affordable, friendly service to our members and communities. As a member-owned cooperative, we understand the value and contribution each member makes in sustaining the organization and consider financial management one of our greatest tasks. Our system, infrastructure, and membership are continuously changing and we must… Continue reading.

Preparing for the future

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Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high. 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 vehicles. There’s… Continue reading.

Employee Spotlight: Jenny Burkhart

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Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

If you’ve visited the Decatur County REMC office within the last year, you’ve probably been greeted by the smiling face of Jenny Burkhart. Burkhart joined our co-op family as a member service representative a year ago this month. She graduated from South Decatur High School in 2001 and brings over 15 years of customer service… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in August

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Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

Chairman Tom Crowe called the Aug. 23, 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 DCREMC CEO Brett Abplanalp and DCREMC personnel Karen Forshee and Crystal Greathouse. Earl Ridlen III of London Witte Group was also present. Upon… Continue reading.

Residential survey planned for fall

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Posted on Nov 15, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

As an electric residential member, the better Decatur County REMC understands you, the better we can serve you. That’s why we occasionally survey our members to identify emerging trends in power use. This month, an independent research firm will survey a limited number of residential members through the internet or by telephone to identify emerging… Continue reading.