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Take steps to keep your energy (and money) from flying out the window

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

It’s a popular misperception that replacing windows can lead to significant energy savings. But, frequently other projects will give a better payback and increase your comfort. There are instances when replacing windows makes sense: aesthetic reasons, addressing broken panes, or if the window is not functioning because of damaged hardware. But if you are thinking… Continue reading.

Shedding light on human energy: Benefits of natural light in the workplace

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

These images show the difference the temperature of light can make in a workspace or at home. On the left is a light source that has a color temperature that produces light that has a blue tint. The photo on the right is a warmer temperature light source that adds more yellow or warm light… Continue reading.

You’re invited – Join us at the PPEC Annual Meeting

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to hold the election for the board of trustees, share important financial information, and, of course, give away bill credit prizes and free lunch to show how much your co-op appreciates its members! Paulding Putnam Electric Cooperative’s… Continue reading.

PPEC trustees to be re-elected

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

District 2: Van Wert County, Ohio William Dowler — Convoy, Ohio Occupation: FarmerYears a PPEC member: 44 yearsActivities/memberships: Church council president, Union Township trusteeQualifications: Current board memberFocus: Maintain a quality workforce; manage competition and clean energy through successful planning to grow the co-op and keep it strong District 4: Emerald, Jackson, Blue Creek, and Paulding… Continue reading.

Two Indiana businesses receive more than $22,900 in rebates

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

VoMac Truck and Kwik Lok take advantage of PPEC’s lighting rebates VoMac Truck Sales and Service, located in New Haven, was recently presented a check from its local electric cooperative for $15,000 after upgrading the shop’s lighting to energy-efficient LED bulbs. VoMac installed 120 LEDs to replace old metal hallide and fluorescent fixtures, reducing its… Continue reading.

Phone number change?

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Update your contact information with PPEC! We want to keep you in the loop when it comes to important information regarding your electric service. Update your contact information to get alerts about: Planned outages Unusually high electric use on your account Late payments Heads-up about tree trimming crews And more Call us at 800-686-2357 or… Continue reading.

Wreaths of honor

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Story and photos by Erika Willitzer Every December, volunteers at Arlington National Cemetery gather to lay wreaths at the final resting places of fallen veterans. The tradition started in 1992, and once news spread, others around the world wanted to emulate the ceremony. There are now over 1,400 locations across the country that pay tribute… Continue reading.

Considering solar?

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Call PPEC first for customized, trusted local advice you can count on. We have the experience to help you decide if a renewable system makes sense for your home and situation. To request more information or a step-by-step process guide, call Energy Advisor Peter Niagu at 800-686-2357. He can also walk you through how your… Continue reading.

High school students: The time is now to apply for PPEC’s youth programs

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Paulding-Putnam Electric Cooperative

Seniors: Don’t miss a chance to win COLD, HARD CASH for college! Scholarships totaling $4,800 are available for children of PPEC members and applying is easy. Don’t miss this chance to win cash for college! Deadline: Feb. 8 Sophomores and juniors: Apply today for a chance to win an ALL-EXPENSES-PAID trip to Washington, D.C. This… Continue reading.

Energy efficiency: It benefits us all

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in Noble REMC

You’ve probably seen articles, ads and brochures from Noble REMC detailing ways in which you can use less electricity. You may be thinking: “Why would we recommend such a thing? Shouldn’t we want to sell more electricity to make more money?” It may come as a surprise, but the answer is no, for two reasons…. Continue reading.