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.
Unfortunately, in today’s world, scams are inevitable. Scammers can threaten you with everything from legal action involving the IRS to turning off power to your home. Utility scams often involve an individual or group posing as an employee of your electric cooperative. The scammer may use threatening language in order to frighten you into offering… Continue reading.
The nominating committee of Marshall County REMC will meet Friday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. in the REMC board room to select candidates for the contested election. The election will take place on Tuesday, April 3, at the Plymouth Wesleyan Church. Directors are responsible for establishing, reviewing and revising corporate policies to ensure Marshall County… Continue reading.
David Denney Years of Service: 10 years Title: Office Manager Denney has been married to his wife, Karen, for 34 years. They have one daughter, Emily, who is a senior at Ball State University. He enjoys riding his bicycle, relaxing by the water and picking up rocks on the family farm. Linda Emenaker Years… Continue reading.
Argos Public Library received funding to help purchase materials for its robotics program. Argos Public Library would like all students who participate to gain a better understanding of electronics in an “explore and make” atmosphere. This will improve their academic abilities and foster entrepreneurial appreciation for their future endeavors. The Brotherhood of Professional Police Officers… Continue reading.
Marshall County REMC, in conjunction with eight other northeast Indiana electric cooperatives, sponsors the Honor Flight of Northeast Indiana. The sponsorship by the northeast Indiana cooperatives allows for each vet on the flight to receive a memory book, which includes a recap of the events throughout the day. The Honor Flight Network is a nonprofit… Continue reading.
Sixty-five linemen from 24 Indiana electric cooperatives, including Kenny Eggleston and John Yates of Marshall County REMC, assisted in the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Georgia and Florida. The massive storm left more than 6 million people, some 1.5 million who are co-op members, without power in the southeastern United States. REMC would like to… Continue reading.
The Annual Marshall County Ag Day was held Thursday, Sept. 14, for area third graders at Centennial Park in Plymouth. Children learned about the value of agriculture in our community. Presenter topics included bees/pollination, electrical safety, ducks, chicks, swine, sheep, goats, dairy, beef, conservation of natural resources, crop production, farm safety and draft horses. Journeyman… Continue reading.
Wabash Valley Power recently joined its member cooperatives to dedicate three new solar array sites in Peru, Indiana; Paris, Illinois; and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The new sites will join existing arrays in Danville and Wanatah, Indiana, to produce electricity for a new community solar program called Co-op Solar, which will be available to members of… Continue reading.
This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.
You may not think you need to have an understanding of energy demand and purchasing, but do you ever look at your energy bill and wonder what it all means? If your answer to that question is “yes,” then you might be interested to learn how demand impacts your utility bill. To start, it is… Continue reading.
Perhaps you are familiar with an undesirable aspect of the electronic and IOT (Internet of Things) revolution: vampire loads. Vampire loads come from devices that use electricity even when they appear to be off. The primary culprits are chargers, set-top television boxes, instant-on televisions and gaming systems. There are others, but these four represent the… Continue reading.