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.
I love the feeling of being able to walk into my favorite locally-owned shop, restaurant or store knowing that the profit, product and labor can make positive impacts on my community. The spirit of Main Street is embodied in these local businesses, just like it is in Fulton County REMC. Electric cooperatives are as local… Continue reading.
Wow, an AC battery! I didn’t even know they existed! Well, if you own an electric water heater with a load control switch, you have one. Now, I know that you might be thinking I am crazy. But it’s true. You have a way to store AC power, or maybe I should say store energy… Continue reading.
Indiana Electric Cooperative Page Day – Jan. 31, Feb. 7 Spend a day in the Indiana Senate with students from REMCs around the state. See the Senate in action, observe policy debates, assist legistlators during session, and tour the governor’s office and Statehouse. REQUIREMENTS You must be available on Jan. 31 or Feb. 7 and… Continue reading.
I am happy to inform you that the board of directors of Fulton County REMC declared capital credits from 1962 through 1967 and 2016 Wabash Valley capital credits payable. The cooperative will issue checks totaling over $350,000 in early December to more than 6,000 current and past Fulton County REMC members. The 2016 Wabash Valley… Continue reading.
Wabash Valley Power recently joined its member cooperatives to dedicate three new solar array sites in Peru, Indiana; Paris, Illinois; and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The new sites will join existing arrays in Danville and Wanatah, Indiana, to produce electricity for a new community solar program called Co-op Solar, which will be available to members of… Continue reading.
This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.
If you are a loyal Electric Consumer reader, you’re familiar with energy efficiency. But why would Fulton County REMC, the co-op that sells you electricity, want you to use less? After all, the more electricity we sell, the more money we make, right? Well, that’s not always the case for co-ops. We don’t generate electricity;… Continue reading.
Halloween is a fun time of the year for kids of all ages. There is nothing more invigorating than gearing up for trick-or-treating. While you are trick-or-treating with your family, keep these safety tips in mind: Kids: Carry a flashlight. Walk; don’t run. Stay on sidewalks. If a sidewalk is not available, walk on the… Continue reading.
One of my favorite quotes has always been “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Yet sometimes remembering our history with the goal of repeating it can actually be a good thing. As the nation’s 30,000 cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month this October, it is a great time to take… Continue reading.
There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated LEDs and appliances, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes and myths that could lead you astray. Here are a few of the most common myths — and the truths that… Continue reading.
While most homeowners would like to be more energy efficient and save money, often it feels overwhelming to know where to start. How can the average family use less energy, lower its utility bill and still meet its daily energy needs? To help jumpstart your effort, it helps to know what the top energy users… Continue reading.