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Harrison_logo_stacked_colorHarrison REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Corydon, Indiana. As a cooperative, Harrison 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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Steps to building an energy-efficient home

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018 in Harrison REMC

When considering building a new home, people will hear contractors make statements like, “I build to meet Indiana’s building codes.” While that sounds good, Indiana’s building codes are the minimum standards that all homes must meet in order to comply with the law. Indiana’s building codes do not result in the most comfortable, energy-efficient or… Continue reading.

Leave the driving to us!

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018 in Harrison REMC

Indiana State Museum: May 30 Leave at 7 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. ● Cost: $47 This world-class institution features unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana’s history. Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum brings the best… Continue reading.

Outdoor chores

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018 in Harrison REMC, Safety

The sun is shining, and we’re finally seeing May flowers blooming. What better way to transition from spring to summer than by spending time outdoors? Those at your electric cooperative remind you electrical hazards are not only present indoors; they can also occur outside.  “It’s easy to forget the dangers we can face outdoors when… 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.

Build your dream home with efficiency in mind

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Harrison REMC

The Touchstone Energy® Home program is alive and well at Harrison REMC. For 2018, we have fine-tuned this program that assists members in building a comfortable, new home. The major new features to consider are: After the completed Touchstone Energy Home is performance-tested and shown to meet all the program requirements, the homeowner will receive… Continue reading.

Congratulations, Harrison REMC

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Harrison REMC

Because of the co-op’s commitment to safety, Harrison REMC celebrated zero lost time hours or injuries for the third consecutive year. Operations Construction Manager Jim Walter acknowledged REMC team members for their accomplishment. “The potentially dangerous nature of the job proves this is an accomplishment achieved by the commitment to safety both personally and as… Continue reading.

Recycle at the REMC this Earth Day

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Harrison REMC

In honor of Earth Day, Harrison REMC will allow members to bring specific items to the office to be recycled or shredded to reduce the amount of hazardous waste that is generated in our landfills. You can bring the following items to recycle: computers, LCD monitors, laptops, residential-sized printers, fax machines, cell phones, stereo equipment,… Continue reading.

Come join us on our first bus trip to the Indiana State Museum on May 30

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Harrison REMC

This world-class institution features unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana’s history. Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum brings the best of the museum world to Indiana. Spanning three floors, the museum tells the story of the Hoosier… Continue reading.

Be energy smart this spring

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Posted on Mar 22, 2018 in Harrison REMC

Spring is a perfect time of the year to make your home more energy-efficient. Here are five quick tips that will save both energy and money. Seal the cracks and gaps around your home. Spring may be the right time to put away those storm windows, but it is also a good time to add… Continue reading.

Hoosier Energy news

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

How natural gas power plants work Natural gas facilities in use by Hoosier Energy add to system reliability, environmental stewardship and fuel diversity. Gas turbines, as shown above, operate by drawing ambient air through intake structures. Air is then compressed and mixed with natural gas and ignited in a combustion chamber. The exhaust gases are… Continue reading.

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