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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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Stay away from scams

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Posted on Oct 25, 2016 in Marshall County REMC

Marshall County REMC advises members to use extreme caution when paying their bills online or through the Marshall County REMC mobile app. Other websites claiming to be Marshall County REMC payment portals may charge a fee to sign up on their site or could potentially be a scam. The online bill payment customer service portal… Continue reading.

Marshall County REMC participates in Ag Day

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Posted on Oct 25, 2016 in Marshall County REMC

The annual Marshall County Ag Day was held Thursday, Sept. 15, for area third graders at Centennial Park in Plymouth. Children learned about the value of agriculture to our community. Presenter topics included bees/pollination, electric safety, ducks, swine, sheep, goats, dairy, beef, conservation of natural resources, crop production, farm safety and draft horses. Journeyman Lineman… Continue reading.

Digital devices impact energy use

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Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Marshall County REMC

Ah, the Digital Age. We have gadgets galore; the ability to manage our homes in new and innovative ways; brilliant images and captivating sounds of modern entertainment options; and, of course, the internet. Clearly, digital devices reign supreme. Yet these cool new capabilities come with a couple of pitfalls — vampire loads and the issue… Continue reading.

Deck the halls with boughs of safety

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Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in Marshall County REMC

When Ralphie Parker’s dad attempts to plug his glorious but tragically fra-gee-lee “Italian” leg lamp into an overloaded wall outlet in the holiday movie classic “A Christmas Story,” there first came a “snap of a few sparks” and the “whiff of ozone” before the lamp blazed forth in the front window. While that’s a funny… Continue reading.

Use LEDs and save this holiday season

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Posted on Oct 19, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Tipmont REMC

The holidays are just around the corner. And because displays go up earlier and earlier in the stores, you’ve no doubt been tempted to purchase new holiday lights. Light-emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different…. Continue reading.

Don’t be fooled by common energy myths

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Marshall County REMC

Eating carrots will greatly improve your eyesight, cracking your knuckles leads to arthritis and watching too much TV will harm your vision. We’ve all heard the old wives’ tales, but did you know there are also many misconceptions about home energy use? Don’t be fooled by common energy myths. MYTH: The higher the thermostat setting,… Continue reading.

Support REMC’s Community Day and receive free LED lightbulbs!

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Marshall County REMC

Marshall County REMC will host a food drive the month of October to support the Bread of Life Food Pantry in Plymouth. Your REMC continually supports the community through donations, youth programs and other services, but the month of October brings Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day! Indiana’s electric cooperatives come together to complete a project… Continue reading.

Landfills: An important renewable energy source

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Tipmont REMC

Solar power and wind farms have long been used as renewable energy sources in the Midwest. But in 2002, Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) was one of the first utilities in the area to use a much more unexpected resource for green energy — landfills. Built to minimize the impact on the environment, landfills have a… Continue reading.

Help us help you

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Posted on Sep 28, 2016 in Marshall County REMC

From now through January, Marshall County REMC will be conducting a survey of residential co-op members. This telephone survey is conducted every two years and helps our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power, determine how much power we’ll need in the near future. The survey will be conducted by Oppenheim Research, a Tallahassee, Florida, firm with experience… Continue reading.

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