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Decatur County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Greensburg, Indiana. As a cooperative, Decatur County REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.

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Value of power generated from coal

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Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy operates a coal-based generation facility located near Sullivan. The Merom  Generating Station produces reliable energy 24/7/365. This station is part of Hoosier Energy’s “All of the Above” energy strategy that also includes renewable energy resources.  This station has state-of-the-art  environmental pollution control equipment installed that is used to reduce emissions. This equipment operates… Continue reading.

Walker named next Hoosier Energy CEO

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Donna Walker is currently the chief financial officer and executive vice president of Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. a non-profit generation and transmission cooperative providing wholesale electric service to 18 member distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.   Since joining the organization in 1995, Walker has progressively advanced to a… Continue reading.

Energy efficiency for all ages

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

Electronic and mobile devices, TVs, computers and gaming stations have become ubiquitous fixtures in our homes, particularly those with children. Consumer electronics (coupled with the proliferation of smart home appliances, technology and electric vehicles) have slowly, but steadily, changed our homes and lifestyles. This ever-connected world is the modern environment in which children are growing… Continue reading.

Residential survey planned for fall

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

As an electric residential member, the better Decatur County REMC understands you, the better we can serve you. That’s why we occasionally survey our members to identify emerging trends in power use. This September and October, an independent research firm will survey a limited number of residential members through the Internet or by telephone to… Continue reading.

Employee Spotlight: Jenny Burkhart

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

If you’ve visited the Decatur County REMC office within the last year, you’ve probably been greeted by the smiling face of Jenny Burkhart. Burkhart joined our co-op family as a member service representative a year ago this month. She graduated from South Decatur High School in 2001 and brings over 15 years of customer service… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in June

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Posted on Aug 29, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

Chairman Tom Crowe called the June 28, 2018, meeting to order at 6:30 p.m., and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present. Also present was DCREMC CEO Brett Abplanalp, and DCREMC personnel Karen Forshee, Crystal Greathouse, and Rachel Sullivan. Upon motion by Lawrence Young, seconded by Steve AmRhein,… Continue reading.

That’s a wrap!

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Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

Thank you to all who participated in the 80th anniversary celebration and annual meeting by voting and or attending the event on June 22 at the Decatur County Fairgrounds. I thought it was a great time and I enjoyed speaking with so many of you. We experienced a record voter response, more than double that… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in May

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Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

Chairman Tom Crowe called the May 21, 2018, meeting to order at 6:30pm, and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present. Also present were DCREMC CEO Brett Abplanalp, DCREMC Accounting Manager Karen Forshee, and Heath Norrick of Hoosier Energy. Upon motion by Roy Friedersdorf, seconded by Lawrence Young,… Continue reading.

Democracy and patriotism

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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

According to Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, patriotism is “the love for or devotion to one’s country.” Perhaps no other day of the year evokes such a sense of patriotism than Independence Day. With flags rippling in the wind; red, white and blue bunting adorning porches and store fronts; and local parades and marching bands on display; it’s… Continue reading.

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