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Marshall Logo_BlueYellow_withLinemanMarshall County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Plymouth, Indiana. As a cooperative, Marshall 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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New one in the sun

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Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC, Wabash Valley Power

A dawning sun soon will be the newest way to energize more of the Midwest. Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) is installing three solar arrays, which are a series of solar panels linked together to create electricity from sunlight, at member co-op locations in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. The new arrays will join three existing arrays… Continue reading.

Don’t attach items to poles

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Posted on May 25, 2017 in Marshall County REMC

Attaching signs, posters, satellite dishes and other objects to utility poles without Marshall County REMC’s consent could pose a serious threat to our linemen. Marshall County REMC linemen have reported utility poles being used as community bulletin boards, satellite mounts and even deer stands. Attaching items to an electric utility pole is not only an… Continue reading.

Outage reporting tips

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Posted on May 25, 2017 in Marshall County REMC

Before calling Marshall County REMC to report an outage, first check to see if your home’s circuit panel or fuse box hasn’t tripped or blown a fuse. Reset the breaker or replace the fuse, if needed. Call your neighbors. If the power is out in your entire neighborhood, report the outage. Turn off the HVAC,… Continue reading.

Be water wise

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Posted on May 25, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

From showering in the morning to brushing teeth before bed, people use water throughout the day for a variety of reasons — often without considering the costs that are circling down the drain with it. The Department of Energy estimates that heating water accounts for about 18 percent of a monthly utility bill, the second… Continue reading.

Annual meeting recap

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Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Marshall County REMC

The meeting was called to order by Robert Broeker, chairman of the board of directors. The minutes were recorded by Jon Rettinger, secretary of the board of directors. William Fortin and David Fortin — representing the Stevens, Travis and Fortin law firm — served as parliamentarians. Broeker welcomed the members and requested them to stand… Continue reading.

Plug into safety this month

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Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Marshall County REMC

This month, Marshall County REMC would like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month, and Marshall County REMC will be sharing safety tips and reminders throughout the month to help raise awareness about the dangers of electricity. We all depend on electricity to power our lives,… Continue reading.

Avoid downed power lines

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Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in Marshall County REMC

Harry is heading home during a spring storm. It’s a particularly nasty one with high winds and lightning. As he arrives home, he comes across a downed pole and power line lying across his driveway. He’s tired and just wants to get safely to his home. He gets out of his vehicle and goes to… Continue reading.

Green living

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Posted on Apr 20, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Steuben County REMC, Wabash Valley Power

Millions of Americans’ mid-April angst for the tax filing deadline is quickly replaced by mid-May motivation from the refund that refills their savings accounts. If you are fortunate to receive a tax refund, you may already have plans for this money — the Internal Revenue Service reported that through March 24 this year’s average refund… Continue reading.

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