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Fun times!

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Posted on Jun 21, 2018 in Features

Some 240 Indiana students kicked off their summer breaks with two impactful programs that combine educational experiences with memory-making fun activities.  Touchstone Energy Camp, held June 6-8 at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, offered over 140 incoming seventh graders a traditional summer camp experience while also injecting information about electric safety and electric co-ops. Activities… Continue reading.

When thunder roars, go indoors

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Posted on Jun 21, 2018 in Safety

Lightning safety begins when you hear the rumble of the thunder in an impending storm. Growing up, your parents might have told you to count the seconds between the thunder and a strike of lightning to know how far away the storm was. “One one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand…” But, did you… Continue reading.

Estate Capital Credits

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Posted on May 31, 2018 in Southern Indiana Power

A cooperative does not earn profits in the way other businesses such as investor-owned utilities do. Instead, any profits or margins remaining after all expenses have been paid are returned to the members in proportion to their use of the co-op’s services through capital credit allocations and retirements.  Capital credits represent each member’s share of… Continue reading.

Annual meeting recap

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Posted on May 31, 2018 in Southern Indiana Power

The 79th annual meeting was held at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center on April 17. More than 525 members registered, and we issued 943 meal tickets for members and their families. Over 160 children attended and entered their names for the kids’ prize drawing. For those of you who missed the meeting, I’ll… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up awards $18,590

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Posted on May 31, 2018 in Southern Indiana Power

Operation Round Up allows Southern Indiana Power members to work together to help others. Thank you to those members who round up their electric bills to the next highest dollar each month. Since the inception of the program in 2006, grants have been awarded to local organizations totaling over $370,112. Your small change is really… Continue reading.

Board meeting overview for April

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Posted on May 31, 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 April 30 board meeting. All directors were present along with CEO Steve Seibert and Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton. Also present was cooperative attorney Chris Goffinet. The March 21 board meeting minutes and April 5 special board… Continue reading.

Employee spotlight

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Posted on May 31, 2018 in Southern Indiana Power

Steve Fortwendel has been employed at the co-op for nearly 17 years. He was hired Oct. 1, 2001. He graduated from the Hoosier Energy Apprentice Training and Safety (HEATS) program to become a journeyman lineman in October 2005 and earned an associate’s degree through the lineworker technology degree program. Fortwendel also served as a leadman… Continue reading.

Were you a member in 1960?

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Posted on May 31, 2018 in Orange County REMC

The Orange County REMC board of directors has declared that the capital credits that were allocated to members for the year of 1960 are eligible for retirement. Payments are scheduled to begin this month. Members and heirs of members who had electric service from Orange County REMC in 1960 are eligible to file claims. This… Continue reading.