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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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Summary of board’s meeting in April

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Posted on Jul 12, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

Chairman Tom Crowe called the April 26, 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 CEO Brett Abplanalp, Karen Forshee of DCREMC, and Shawn Matthews of DCREMC. Upon motion by Jason Barnhorst, seconded by Lawrence Young, and carried,… Continue reading.

Shining light on a renewable resource

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Member cooperatives throughout central and southern Indiana are now gathering energy from ten 1-megawatt solar arrays.  Collectively, the 10 solar sites provide approximately 20 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually. This is equivalent to powering 30,400 refrigerators for a year. These solar arrays contribute to Hoosier Energy’s target of supplying 10 percent of member energy… Continue reading.

Generating power from the wind

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Posted on May 30, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

How landfill methane power plants work

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

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.

Hydropower keeps energy flowing

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Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

The power behind your power

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Posted on Mar 21, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

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.

Nominating Committee report

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Posted on Mar 21, 2018 in Decatur County REMC

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.

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