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.
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.
As some members have witnessed firsthand, Orange County REMC has already been busy in 2018. Earlier this year, we began construction of the tie line from the Spring Mill substation to the Chaillaux substation, with activity down Parks Implement Road and Burton Cemetery Road. This is a very large project, with more than four… Continue reading.
The Orange County REMC board of directors has declared that the capital credits that were allocated to members for the year of 1959 are eligible for retirement, with payments scheduled to begin this month. Members and heirs of members who had service in 1959 are eligible to file claims. The REMC board of directors hopes… Continue reading.
I recently came across an article on the website of our national organization, NRECA. It discussed the purpose of the cooperative, what it means and why it’s important today. I would like to share some of that article, with plans to use this as the basis of my discussion coming up at our 80th annual… Continue reading.
Where electricity comes from is as important as how it gets to homes and businesses. Renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, are alternative generation sources that complement existing resources, such as coal and natural gas. With the price of solar power continuing to come down, interest has risen around the United States and… Continue reading.
Your cooperative’s management and directors often talk about planning for system growth, system integrity and long-term system reliability, as well as planning for the future in other ways. In order to further develop our strategic plan, Orange County REMC retained Alpha Engineering from Indianapolis last year to perform an electric Cost of Service Study (COSS)… Continue reading.
Back in the fall of 2013, Orange County REMC finished a new construction work plan. This plan, a basic part of nearly all REMC portfolios, provides the basis of most of the new construction activity in future years. One part of that plan was to construct a new substation to handle potential future overloading of… Continue reading.
Back in November, Orange County REMC brought back district meetings. We had these meetings in the past, and some cooperatives continue to have them. A random group of members from each district was selected and asked to attend a meeting specific to their district. This format allowed us to discuss your thoughts, ideas and concerns… Continue reading.
In the holiday movie classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the lead character, George Bailey (played by Jimmy Stewart), wishes he had never been born due to financial troubles he is experiencing. Through the help of an angel, he sees how many lives would have been negatively affected if he didn’t exist. George comes to realize… Continue reading.
You see it all the time: “Orange County REMC, your Touchstone Energy cooperative.” So, what is Touchstone Energy? Touchstone Energy is the national network of electric cooperatives that provide resources and leverages partnerships to help its member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. Orange County REMC, as a member, has numerous… Continue reading.
As a member-owned cooperative, the better Orange 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 among important matters. Research about the types of heating and cooling systems, electronic devices and appliances used by our consumers, as well as the… Continue reading.