Marshall 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.
It can be an exciting and exhausting time, the culmination of a season of hard work. However, the rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed, and hundreds are injured in accidents involving power lines and electrical equipment. “Things people see every day can fade from view,… Continue reading.
New energy sources will soon greet Midwesterners turning on their morning lights. This fall, Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) will celebrate several ribbon cuttings for solar arrays constructed this year. The dedications will take place Sept. 14 in Peru, Indiana, at Miami-Cass REMC; Sept. 20 with Citizens Electric Corp. in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, and Sept…. Continue reading.
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.
On April 25, the Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up board awarded five grants, totaling $5,000, to the following organizations: Freedom Park received funding to assist with the purchase of a variety of swings for the park. Freedom Park’s mission is to build a playground where differences disappear and children share experiences with their peers,… Continue reading.
Many members choose to pay their bill online because it is more convenient and saves time. That is why Marshall County REMC provides online bill payment options, including our mobile app. These options are secure, reliable and are provided at no additional cost to the member. Recently, Marshall County REMC learned of a bill payment… Continue reading.
When the power goes out, so do Marshall County REMC’s line crews. Lineworkers are the first to respond after an outage occurs, and they work tirelessly to restore power to the communities we serve. If you’re traveling and see one of our crews on the side of the road, we kindly ask that you move… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.