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.
Batteries provide a portable, and usually safe, source of electricity. From batteries in our cell phones to industrial-sized backups, we rely on them every day. Although they may seem harmless, safety should always be a top concern when using and replacing batteries. Batteries produce hydrogen gas. When hydrogen gas mixes with oxygen and meets an… Continue reading.
Bust out the hot chocolate and extra afghans, because winter weather has arrived. The extreme cold is bad enough, but if your energy use spikes it can really add insult to injury. Try out these tips to help you save energy — and money. Turn off those ventilation fans. If you have a ventilation fan in… Continue reading.
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.
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.
Page Day Page Day gives students an opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action. Highlights include touring the governor’s office and the Statehouse. Participants will also meet and have their pictures taken with their state legislators. The program is open to high school students. Students must have reliable transportation to and from the Indiana… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
Electricity is something we all take for granted. Unless there’s a power outage, we assume when we flip the switch or turn on an appliance, everything will work as expected. We don’t always consider what will happen if something is awry. “If there’s a problem with your home’s wiring — or if it’s inadequate for the… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.