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.
Hoosier Energy purchases energy generated from the wind at farms in Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. The turbine generators capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. Output from these wind farms is enough to power 21,000 homes. For more information about Hoosier Energy’s generation sources, log onto hoosierenergy.com/about/energy-strategy. Your energy producer is a… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy landfill methane gas (LMG) units generate 18 megawatts of energy. It is part of the “all of the above” energy strategy that includes coal, natural gas and other renewable sources. LMG systems capture gases released from decaying organic material in solid waste landfills to power gas turbines like the one shown. Landfill generation… Continue reading.
Since 2012, Hoosier Energy has had a power purchase agreement at a 4-megawatt hydroelectric facility near Dayton, Illinois. The plant produces about 18,000 megawatt-hours annually — enough to power about 1,500 homes. A 600-foot long dam on the Fox River regulates water flow that is directed to a side canal. Electricity at this facility is… Continue reading.
Happy spring! I cannot believe it is April, and I have already celebrated my first year here at Decatur County REMC. The first year was one of learning, understanding, and developing a focus. In starting this journey, I made commitments to the board and members and am pleased to say that, with the help of… Continue reading.
Spring is a perfect time of the year to make your home more energy efficient. Here are five quick tips that will save you both energy and money. Seal cracks and gaps around your home. Spring may be the right time to put away those storm windows, but it is also a good time to… Continue reading.
The Jan. 25, 2018, meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Crowe at 6:30 p.m., and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present except for Dan Schantz. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp. Upon motion by Jason Barnhorst, seconded by Steve AmRhein, and carried, the agenda of… Continue reading.
As April arrives, it brings with it the showers that produce spring flowers. It also marks the beginning of spring storm season, which can cause power outages. While Decatur County REMC strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has other plans. Most of us can ride out a… Continue reading.
The Decatur County REMC committee for nominations met on Feb. 21. The nominating committee reports the nominations of the following named persons to be voted upon during the election period of the annual meeting of members of Decatur County REMC scheduled for June 22. 2018 board of directors candidates DISTRICT 5 Roy Friedersdorf Brian Scheidler… Continue reading.
How natural gas power plants work Natural gas facilities in use by Hoosier Energy add to system reliability, environmental stewardship and fuel diversity. Gas turbines, as shown above, operate by drawing ambient air through intake structures. Air is then compressed and mixed with natural gas and ignited in a combustion chamber. The exhaust gases are… Continue reading.
Decatur County REMC has been serving its members well for 80 years. We have been providing the same safe, reliable, and affordable electric service that you have come to expect as normal. Our way of doing things works. So if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Wrong! Here at Decatur County REMC, we are… Continue reading.
by Rachel Sullivan If you are like many Americans, when given the choice, you would prefer your energy come from renewable sources such as solar or wind power rather than fossil fuels. As electric utilities shift to more options that include renewable energy sources and make existing generation technologies cleaner, electricity uses less fossil fuel… Continue reading.