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Building a home?

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Posted on Nov 30, 2017 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

When planning to build a new home, avoid the pitfalls of drafty rooms, poor air circulation and high electric bills. Build a Touchstone Energy® Home to live comfortably — while receiving incentives for a new home guaranteed to save you money. The Touchstone Energy Home program, which is available through your local electric cooperative, guides… Continue reading.

Wind farm expansion to benefit co-ops

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Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy and Wabash Valley Power Association have entered into a 20-year purchase power agreement that will add 100 megawatts (MW) of energy from EDP Renewables’ Meadow Lake V wind farm for the benefit of rural electric cooperative members across the state. Meadow Lake Wind Farm, which consists of five operational sections that flank Interstate… Continue reading.

Dedicated to solar

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017 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

Wabash Valley Power recently joined its member cooperatives to dedicate three new solar array sites in Peru, Indiana; Paris, Illinois; and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The new sites will join existing arrays in Danville and Wanatah, Indiana, to produce electricity for a new community solar program called Co-op Solar, which will be available to members of… Continue reading.

TRAINING FOR SAFETY

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Posted on Oct 03, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

One of the seven cooperative principles is “education, training and safety.” These aspects are important to Hoosier Energy — your cooperative’s energy provider. That is why we have built a facility to support your cooperative’s training and skill improvement needs through a variety of programs. Live-line or rubber-glove training allows apprentices to work on energized… Continue reading.

A co-op of co-ops

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Posted on Sep 29, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.

Energy-efficiency myths debunked

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Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated LEDs and appliances, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes and myths that could lead you astray. Here are a few of the most common myths — and the truths that… Continue reading.

Career focused!

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Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy recently redesigned its website so that visitors can quickly learn about the generation and transmission cooperative. The site, HoosierEnergy.com, also focuses on helping job candidates begin a career with cooperatives. The process is simple. From the homepage, visitors can select “View Careers” to find available jobs at Hoosier Energy or one of our… Continue reading.

A scientific solution

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

One of the byproducts of modern coal plant operations is a fluffy, cakelike substance called gypsum. Thicker than sand, but porous, synthetic gypsum is a much sought-after product for the wallboard, cement and agricultural industries. Gypsum is manufactured from the very substance that the scrubber system removes from coal plant exhaust gas – sulfur dioxide…. Continue reading.

Save the dates!

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC, Wabash Valley Power

New energy sources will soon greet Midwesterners turning on their morning lights. This fall, Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) will celebrate several ribbon cuttings for solar arrays constructed this year. The dedications will take place Sept. 14 in Peru, Indiana, at Miami-Cass REMC; Sept. 20 with Citizens Electric Corp. in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and Sept…. Continue reading.

New one in the sun

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Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC, Wabash Valley Power

A dawning sun soon will be the newest way to energize more of the Midwest. Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) is installing three solar arrays, which are a series of solar panels linked together to create electricity from sunlight, at member co-op locations in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. The new arrays will join three existing arrays… Continue reading.

Going the extra mile

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Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Co-op News, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Electric cooperatives are the foundation of the rural electric network. Miles of distribution lines link member-consumers to low-cost, cooperative power. Unlike traditional utilities that serve dense population centers, rural electric cooperatives serve fewer members per mile of line, which could potentially increase the cost of service per member consumer. Despite that disparity, your REMC provides… Continue reading.

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