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2017 residential rebate program

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Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Get more information and application forms at www.myremc.coop. Your electric cooperative reserves the right to approve, deny or select the appropriate incentive. Prior approval from your electric co-op is required for electric resistance incentives. To qualify, the home in which the equipment is installed must be occupied year-round, and an energy management switch must be… Continue reading.

Linemen retire after combined 62 years

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Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC bids farewell to Journeyman Linemen Gary Cheatham and Jeff Bennett as they announced their retirement this month. Cheatham has been employed by the co-op for 36 years and Bennett for 26 years. “You can never make yourself or the company ready for the retirement of guys like Jeff Bennett and Gary Cheatham,”… Continue reading.

New operational substation

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Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Back in the fall of 2013, Orange County REMC finished a new construction work plan. This plan, a basic part of nearly all REMC portfolios, provides the basis of most of the new construction activity in future years. One part of that plan was to construct a new substation to handle potential future overloading of… Continue reading.

Think before pulling the plug

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Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Orange County REMC

  You may have seen a new marketing initiative by the propane industry that encourages homeowners to dump their electric water heaters in favor of water heaters fueled by propane gas. The multimedia campaign, called “Pull the Plug on Electric Water Heaters,” makes its case with brochures, flyers, print advertisements, videos, radio spots, fact sheets,… Continue reading.

Employee spotlight

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Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Orange County REMC

Cade Powers Orange County REMC hired Cade Powers as the new systems engineer in November. He is a graduate of West Washington Jr./Sr. High School and Purdue University College of Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering technology. He is engaged to Brittany Walker and attends church at the Kansas Church of… Continue reading.

The value of electric cooperatives in Indiana

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Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative located in Bloomington. The G&T provides wholesale power and services to 18 member systems in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy believes in an “all-of-the-above” power supply strategy that includes coal, natural gas and renewable energy sources. This strategy provides the best… Continue reading.

Employee spotlight

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Posted on Nov 29, 2016 in Orange County REMC

Matthew Deaton Orange County REMC General Manager/CEO Gary Matthew Cleo Deaton has been with the cooperative since January 2015. He and his wife, Misty, have three children, Meredith, Brooks and Bennett. Deaton is a member and deacon at Westview Christian Church. He is also the vice president of the West Washington School Corporation board of… Continue reading.

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