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Shining light on a renewable resource

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

REMC welcomes new employee

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Orange County REMC

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.

Orange County fiber

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Orange County REMC

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.

Your house may be losing money

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Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Orange County REMC

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.

Generating power from the wind

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Posted on May 30, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

Your board of director candidates

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018 in Orange County REMC

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.

Project Update: 2018

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Posted on Apr 27, 2018 in Orange County REMC

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.

How landfill methane power plants work

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Posted on Apr 18, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

Hydropower keeps energy flowing

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Posted on Mar 27, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

The power behind your power

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

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.

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