Matthew C. Deaton, Author at Electric Consumer

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Making sense of change

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Posted on Dec 19, 2018 in Orange County REMC

The year 2018, no matter what happens in the future, will go down in history as a year of great change. However, one thing that will remain unchanged is the cooperative’s obligation to provide safe, reliable, and affordable electricity to its members. In 2019, that mission now also includes providing reliable and affordable high-speed internet… Continue reading.

Looking back on 2018

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Posted on Nov 27, 2018 in Orange County REMC

As cold weather sets in, our thoughts turn to Christmas. It is a traditional time for gathering with friends and family while relaxing and enjoying all that life has brought us. The closing of the year is also a good time to reflect on all the events that transpired while remembering those that remained unchanged…. Continue reading.

Thankful for you

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Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in Orange County REMC

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” In the spirit of this quote by author William Arthur Ward, I’d like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of your connection to Orange County REMC, we are able to… Continue reading.

Orange County fiber

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Orange County REMC

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.

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.

Project Update: 2018

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018 in Orange County REMC

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.

Capital credit retirement: 1959

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Posted on May 25, 2017 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 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.

Always be in Beta — 2017

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Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Orange County REMC

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.

New operational substation

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Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Orange County REMC

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.