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.
The brisk chilly air and color-changing leaves let you know that the holidays are just around the corner! As you plan to partake in annual holiday decorating, you can take some steps to help save money on the décor’s accompanying energy use. Some steps to consider are: Use LED lights for energy savings. If you… Continue reading.
As Mother Nature begin to take the edge off the hot summer weather, you may find your house cooling off. It’s still too warm to fire up the furnace, but evening temperatures call for a bit of heat here and there. It’s space heater season. If you’re buying space heaters this fall, consider some guidelines… Continue reading.
Jordan Overbee, a co-op employee in North Carolina, was driving to work when he saw elementary students sitting on a big green metal box. Inside was vital electrical equipment that distributes electricity to several homes on the street. “It was a bad place for a school bus stop,” Overbee recalled. “There were five kids gathered… Continue reading.
This summer, the line crews were busy with line construction projects and installing services for new business and residential members. We continued to help our local communities with our Operation Round Up program, sponsor events, replace light poles at Kewanna’s baseball diamond, rewire the Fulton County Fairgrounds, and purchase livestock at the Pulaski and Fulton… Continue reading.
R stands for Rural The reason rural is a part of our name is that the roots of cooperative lines are in the farming community. When rural electrification was dreamed up, farmers formed the REMCs. The farmers of this area worked hard to bring an easier way of life to the area by getting electricity… Continue reading.
As summer draws to a close, harvest season is quickly drawing near. When tractor, augers, combines and wagons take to the fields, it usually results in anxiety, hyperactivity and sleepless nights from farming families in this area of the country. But, please don’t forget safety. Each fall, farm-related accidents injure children and adults. Most of… Continue reading.
We talk about it all the time. Stay away from power lines or you may get electrocuted. But we drive down the road and see birds sitting on them all the time. It’s as if they are looking down at us almost daring us to get a little closer. But don’t fall for it! They… Continue reading.
The cooling temperatures and kids once again climbing the school bus steps to head to school mean that fall is quickly approaching! The changing season also can serve as an alarm clock to prepare for what is to come – winter. Early fall is the perfect time to prepare your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning… Continue reading.
You deserve it. You work hard all year. It’s time to enjoy a holiday together. But please use a little caution as you celebrate. Make sure someone is always in charge of the barbecue, grill or campfire. Make sure your outdoor cooking takes place away from dry grass and bushes; avoid the wind. Don’t use… Continue reading.
Fulton County REMC has hired Tree Servants to do the spraying of rights-of way. The areas that will be sprayed will include the areas served off the Lawton and Bruce Lake Substation. Tree Servants will start this project Sept. 4.
What is an overloaded circuit? What causes an overloaded circuit, and why should I be concerned about it? This month, we are going to try to answer these questions and more. They can cause nuisance tripping of breakers, a fire or other serious safety hazards. We need to know what they are and how to… Continue reading.