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Miami-Cass REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Peru, Indiana. As a cooperative, Miami-Cass 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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Dedicated to solar

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

Growing up co-op

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

I love the feeling of walking into my favorite locally-owned shop, restaurant or store knowing that the profit, product and labor can make positive impacts on my community. The spirit of Main Street is embodied in these local businesses, just like it is at Miami-Cass REMC. Electric cooperatives are local, community centered and were founded… Continue reading.

Board meets in September

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

Counted seven board members present. Miami-Cass REMC attorney Jeremy Fetty attended via teleconference. Conducted 2018 board elections. WVPA board report was given by Jim Savage. Monthly legal report was given by Fetty. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. August monthly operating, member services and safety reports… Continue reading.

Lending a helping hand

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

Miami-Cass REMC was among 25 Indiana electric cooperatives that helped with power restoration efforts in Georgia and Florida following Hurricane Irma. Linemen Greg Million, TJ Maroney and Zach Haner joined 63 other lineman who left Sept. 12 to assist electric cooperatives in those states. Million, Maroney and Haner heard about the opportunity to provide assistance… Continue reading.

A co-op of co-ops

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Posted on Sep 29, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

Our history, our future

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Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

One of my favorite quotes has always been, “Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Yet sometimes remembering our history with the goal of repeating it can actually be a good thing. As the nation’s 30,000 cooperatives celebrate National Co-op Month this month, it is a great time to take… Continue reading.

Help grant a wish

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Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

Miami-Cass REMC will be giving a $5 bill credit (one per member) to members who bring in five items from this wish list. Donations must be delivered to the REMC office by Dec. 1. Listed are items the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Indiana currently needs to serve families. Please remember the House is… Continue reading.

Your donations make a difference

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Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

The Operation Round Up (ORU) grant program recently gave $758.90 to the Mexico Community Fire Association (CFA) for the purchase of a new plastic stretcher for transporting patients. The stretcher replaces its current basket that is made of heavy-duty chicken-wire-like material. The basket has sharp exposed areas and had become a safety hazard for both… Continue reading.

Are you being charged to pay your bill?

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Posted on Sep 27, 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

Miami-Cass REMC offers our members several easy and convenient ways to pay their bills. However, we recently discovered that some members are using outside, third-party vendors to pay their bills, for which they are being charged an additional service fee. As a reminder to our members, Miami-Cass REMC is not affiliated with any third-party vendor… Continue reading.

Energy-efficiency myths debunked

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

There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated LEDs and appliances, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes and myths that could lead you astray. Here are a few of the most common myths — and the truths that… Continue reading.

REMC scholarship winners announced

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Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in Miami-Cass REMC

Miami-Cass REMC was proud to provide the following $500 scholarships to area students during our member appreciation day/annual meeting in July. A total of 30 students applied for the scholarships. Kortney Stroud — University of Northwestern Ohio Alyson Braden — Purdue University Jaleigha and Jaylynn Stull — Indiana University at Kokomo Craig Sheehan — Purdue… Continue reading.

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