Harrison 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.
Opry Mills Mall, Nashville, Tennessee: Dec. 1 | $50 It’s our annual trip to the largest mall in Nashville, Tennessee. Make your list and check it twice because this trip is really nice! Take a nap coming and going, enjoy plenty of good restaurant options and don’t worry about parking hassles. We will leave… Continue reading.
Energy vampires might be lurking in your house. Many common household devices are energy vampires. Look for anything that has a remote control — TVs, gaming consoles, computer monitors and printers. You may find a vampire. How can you keep the vampires away? Plug these items into a power strip. Flip the switch to reduce… Continue reading.
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If your car comes in contact with an electric line, it’s vitally important to know what to do… Remain inside your vehicle. If you are in your car, you are not part of electricity’s path, which always looks for the shortest way to the ground. Honk your horn to alert a passerby. If someone stops… Continue reading.
Join Harrison REMC in celebrating cooperatives in Indiana and across America during National Cooperative Month. Every October, cooperatives are recognized for the qualities that make the business model unique: local democratic control, commitment to supporting the communities they serve and improving quality of life, special benefits and services, and the return of margins (the co-op… Continue reading.
Effective August 2016, the REMC board of directors approved changes to the district boundaries to make it easier for members to determine their district. The new district boundaries are now defined by county and township. The only exception to this change is Harrison Township in Harrison County. It will be split among districts 6 and… Continue reading.
The flick of a switch is all it takes to turn the lights on, but how does that energy get from the generation source to your home? Electricity is generated by Hoosier Energy — your electric co-op’s power provider based in Bloomington. The process begins by generating electricity from a variety of resources including renewable… Continue reading.
You could be a winner. Tell us your story. If you’re a fifth through eighth grader making a difference in your community and you live on electric cooperative lines, apply now for the 2016 Youth Power and Hope Awards. Electric Consumer and Indiana’s electric cooperatives are proud to sponsor the Youth Power and Hope Awards program…. Continue reading.
Think of the name “heat pump.” It likely conjures all sorts of images to mind, none of which reflect the fact that these systems operate using the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Yes, I hear the groans, but stick with me; it isn’t going to be that bad, and you may learn something new! There are… Continue reading.
They’re big. They’re often green. They generally sit on fiberglass boxes, often within housing developments. Some folks don’t like these “electrical boxes” (a common nickname for pad-mount transformers) and try to hide them with bushes, fences, or flower beds. But stay clear: Even small additions around pad-mount transformers create hazards. To improve aesthetics of new… Continue reading.
As a member-owned cooperative, the better your electric co-op understands you, the better we can serve you. That’s why we occasionally survey our members to identify emerging trends in power usage. Research about the types of heating and cooling systems, electronic devices and appliances used by our consumers as well as the consumers’ demographics help us develop plans… Continue reading.
MeKinley Elrod, the daughter of REMC members Danielle Barley and Jeremy Elrod, was one of Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ 2015 Youth Power and Hope Awards winners. MeKinley was recognized for collecting toys and raising money for Kosair Children’s Hospital. In 2015, she came up with the idea of having a carnival to raise money for toys… Continue reading.