Member cooperatives throughout central and southern Indiana are now gathering energy from ten 1-megawatt solar arrays. Collectively, the 10 solar sites provide approximately 20 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually. This is equivalent to powering 30,400 refrigerators for a year. These solar arrays contribute to Hoosier Energy’s target of supplying 10 percent of member energy… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC would like to introduce Jason Cook. He started working as an apprentice lineman on March 26. He will start his lineman apprenticeship this fall. Cook was raised in Orange County and is a graduate of Paoli High School. He and his wife, Jenny, reside in Paoli with their daughter, Lily. His hobbies… Continue reading.
I am excited to announce that at the May board meeting, your Orange County REMC board of directors made the difficult, yet strategic, decision to provide high-speed broadband services to our members. Several factors were taken into consideration, such as enhancing the quality of life, business and agribusiness needs; keeping our communities economically viable; and… Continue reading.
Did you know that if you contracted a company to do an comprehensive audit of your home’s energy use, including a blower door test, it would likely cost you $350 plus travel expenses for the technician? Orange County REMC offers this service to our members for FREE! An energy audit can meet different needs. What… Continue reading.
Michaela Cox has accepted a marketing internship and began working at Orange County REMC on May 14. As an intern, Cox will focus on marketing, member services and communications. She will also help with the REMC annual meeting. Cox was raised in Campbellsburg and is a 2016 graduate of West Washington High School. Her parents… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy purchases energy generated from the wind at farms in Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. The turbine generators capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. Output from these wind farms is enough to power 21,000 homes. For more information about Hoosier Energy’s generation sources, log onto hoosierenergy.com/about/energy-strategy. Your energy producer is a… Continue reading.
District 3 (incumbent) Danny Easterday is the director for District 3. He is a lifelong resident of Orange County and has served as REMC director of District 3 for the past 27 years. He’s completed the required courses to earn the Credentialed Cooperative Director Certification. Easterday is a graduate of Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC members will be treated to the music of Kirby Stailey at the 2018 annual meeting. Stailey been featured in live performances and interviews on numerous radio and TV stations. He has played at events alongside the president of the United States, the governor of Indiana, Eric Church, and Hawk Nelson to name… Continue reading.
As some members have witnessed firsthand, Orange County REMC has already been busy in 2018. Earlier this year, we began construction of the tie line from the Spring Mill substation to the Chaillaux substation, with activity down Parks Implement Road and Burton Cemetery Road. This is a very large project, with more than four… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy landfill methane gas (LMG) units generate 18 megawatts of energy. It is part of the “all of the above” energy strategy that includes coal, natural gas and other renewable sources. LMG systems capture gases released from decaying organic material in solid waste landfills to power gas turbines like the one shown. Landfill generation… Continue reading.
Since 2012, Hoosier Energy has had a power purchase agreement at a 4-megawatt hydroelectric facility near Dayton, Illinois. The plant produces about 18,000 megawatt-hours annually — enough to power about 1,500 homes. A 600-foot long dam on the Fox River regulates water flow that is directed to a side canal. Electricity at this facility is… Continue reading.
Lineworker Appreciation Day – April 9 As April arrives, it brings with it the showers that produce spring flowers. It also heralds the beginning of a potentially stormy season that can inherently include power outages. While Orange County REMC strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has other plans…. Continue reading.