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Build it right the first time

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Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

If you’re considering building a new home this year, you may be focused on wall color, countertops and floors. Building a home does provide the opportunity to pick what you want but that also extends further than just what a home looks like and allows you to build a home that functions well, keeps you… Continue reading.

Ready to save in the new year?

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Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Tipmont REMC

If saving money (and energy) is on your list of resolutions in 2017, you’re in luck! Your local electric cooperative has rebates and programs that will do both. The POWER MOVES® program offers money back on lighting, heating and cooling systems and heat pump water heaters for your home. Light your space when you replace… Continue reading.

The value of electric cooperatives in Indiana

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Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative located in Bloomington. The G&T provides wholesale power and services to 18 member systems in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy believes in an “all-of-the-above” power supply strategy that includes coal, natural gas and renewable energy sources. This strategy provides the best… Continue reading.

Use LEDs and save this holiday season

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Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Tipmont REMC

The holidays are just around the corner. And because displays go up earlier and earlier in the stores, you’ve no doubt been tempted to purchase new holiday lights. Light-emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different…. Continue reading.

Landfills: An important renewable energy source

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Tipmont REMC

Solar power and wind farms have long been used as renewable energy sources in the Midwest. But in 2002, Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) was one of the first utilities in the area to use a much more unexpected resource for green energy — landfills. Built to minimize the impact on the environment, landfills have a… Continue reading.

Are you spooked by high energy bills?

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Posted on Sep 27, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Energy vampires might be lurking in your house. Many common household devices are energy vampires.  Look for anything that has a remote control — TVs, gaming consoles, computer monitors and printers. You may find a vampire. How can you keep the vampires away? Plug these items into a power strip. Flip the switch to reduce… Continue reading.

How electricity is generated from landfill methane

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Posted on Sep 02, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC

The flick of a switch is all it takes to turn the lights on, but how does that energy get from the generation source to your home? Electricity is generated by Hoosier Energy — your electric co-op’s power provider based in Bloomington. The process begins by generating electricity from a variety of resources including renewable… Continue reading.

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