Rob Schwartz, Author at Electric Consumer

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Giving back it’s the co-op way

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Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

I would like to say “thanks” to all of our employees and members who give back to the community throughout the year. I especially want to thank the members who participate in Operation Round Up. Your generosity from rounding up your bill up each month has supported many worthy causes in 2018. Through Operation Round… Continue reading.

We’re grateful to you, our members

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Posted on Oct 26, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” In the spirit of William Arthur Ward’s words, I’d like to express my gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of your connection to Miami-Cass REMC, we are able to make our community a better place. During this… Continue reading.

Cooperatives see the future

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Posted on Sep 21, 2018 in Miami-Cass 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.

Annual meeting remarks

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

Each year as Miami-Cass REMC’s CEO, I am given the privilege of addressing you, our members, at our member appreciation day/annual meeting. Here are a few highlights from my address to those in attendance. Employee retirement: Line Superintendent Mike Long, a Miami-Cass employee for 41 years, retired at beginning of the year and Director of… Continue reading.

What is grid resiliency?

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Posted on Aug 01, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

Resiliency of the grid is one of the most popular concepts being talked about in the electric industry today. This concept recently made headlines in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which caused extraordinary damage to Puerto Rico’s electric grid. The damage resulted in the longest sustained outage in U.S. history. Lack of resilience… Continue reading.

The path to energy independence

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Posted on Jun 26, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

While fireworks and Independence Day parades are synonymous with the Fourth of July, no such fanfare comes to mind when discussing energy efficiency. Perhaps it should.  If you think about it, energy efficiency not only benefits individuals and families, but the country as a whole. Energy efficiency, combined with energy conservation and advances in technology… Continue reading.