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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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Updates from your CEO

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Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

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.

October is Co-op Month

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Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

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.

Harvest season: Time to keep safety in mind

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Posted on Sep 20, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

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.

Don’t Fall Behind

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Posted on Sep 18, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

Right-of-way spraying

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Posted on Aug 22, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

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.  

Prevent overloaded circuits

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Posted on Aug 22, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

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.

New smart technology can save you energy – and money

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

As technology transforms the way we live, appliances have evolved as well. New smart, internet-enabled appliances keep you comfortable, while other upgrades also reduce your energy use to save you money. As more internet-enabled technology becomes available, it’s important to see how these devices’ energy use compares to your current equipment. Different appliances will vary… Continue reading.

Not all air filters are created equal

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Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in Fulton County REMC

I have had members ask me “how often should I change my air filter?” I’ll answer this question below. If you still have questions, give me a call at 574-223-3156 or 1-800-286-2265, and we will be happy to help you. Forced heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems require effective air filtration for optimum energy… Continue reading.

Teaching youngsters about energy efficiency

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Posted on Jul 27, 2018 in Fulton 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. With lifestyles increasingly reliant on technology and in turn, energy consumption, teaching… Continue reading.

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