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Fulton County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Rochester, Indiana. As a cooperative, Fulton 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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Microgrids: electricity’s future?

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Tourists visiting Alcatraz learn about the island’s prison history under light bulbs energized by the high-tech future — one of the nation’s largest microgrids, which powers the site. Microgrids are localized energy grids that can operate independently. As new energy sources power more of the nation’s towns and cities, new technologies ensure that these sources… Continue reading.

Patriotism in action

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Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

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, store fronts; local parades; and marching bands on display, it’s easy to feel a swell of pride for our country. Arguably, another, perhaps deeper form of… Continue reading.

Save money all year

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Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

We all want to save money on our electric bills. And as long as we are saving, we might as well save money all year long! Because heating and cooling our homes account for about 50 percent of our utility bills, that is a good place to start looking for ways to save. Any time… Continue reading.

REMC scholarship winners

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Posted on Jun 22, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2018 Fulton County REMC scholarships! We are proud to honor these local students for the dedication and hard work they have shown throughout high school. Cora Alber from Tippecanoe Valley High School will be attending University of Saint Francis. Zane Briggs from North Miami High School will be attending… Continue reading.

Keep cool and save!

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Posted on May 29, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to:  Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.

Don’t be foolish with tools

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Posted on Apr 25, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

Many of us tackle handyman projects around the house all year long. It may be as simple as repairing a loose board on your deck’s steps or as complex as building a whole new deck.  What do we use to make these repairs? Power tools.  Every handyman or handywoman loves a good power tool. Some… Continue reading.

Safety above all else

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Posted on Apr 25, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

Safety is a serious issue, especially when it comes to electrical safety. For Fulton County REMC, it’s the number one priority. This is not empty talk. Over time, Fulton County REMC has created a culture of safety by putting our employees’ safety and that of the community above all else. At its essence, Fulton County… Continue reading.

The less taxing audit

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Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

This tax season, embrace the audit that will help you save money! An energy audit will include a thorough review and testing of electricity use in your home — along with recommendations on steps you can take to save! An energy audit will help you in several ways. It will: Inform you about your home’s… Continue reading.

Stay away from fallen power lines

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

Spring is the time for storms, and heavy rains and lightning can send power lines flying off their poles and right into harm’s way. Teach your children to stay away from downed power lines and keep these safety measures in mind: If you see a fallen power line, don’t touch it for any reason. Don’t… Continue reading.

Phone numbers needed

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

It is important for Fulton County REMC to have the most up-to-date member information possible. This includes your current phone number. Phone numbers are essential if we need to send out phone notification messages regarding planned outages or other important issues. We also leave phone notifications warning the disconnection of service for non-payment. If we… Continue reading.

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