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Leave the pole alone!

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in Orange County REMC

What do yard sale signs, basketball hoops, deer stands, satellite dishes and birdhouses have in common? They’re often found illegally attached to utility poles. But this isn’t only a crime of inconvenience. Safety issues caused by unapproved pole attachments place the lives of lineworkers and the public in peril. It may seem innocent, but a… Continue reading.

News briefs

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in Orange County REMC

National Lineman Appreciation Day is April 18 Tell our linemen why you love them! Orange County REMC is hosting a card party for our linemen. Write a note of appreciation and mail it to Orange County REMC, ATTN: Love Our Linemen, P.O. Box 208, Orleans, IN 47452. You can also stop by our office and… Continue reading.

Environmentally beneficial electrification

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in Orange County REMC

If you are like many Americans, when given the choice, you would prefer your energy come from renewable sources such as solar or wind power rather than fossil fuels. As electric utilities shift to more options that include renewable energy sources and make existing generation technologies cleaner, electricity uses less fossil fuel per kilowatt-hour of… Continue reading.

Unclaimed Capital Credits List

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in Orange County REMC

We want to give a few of our members some money! The following is a list of people who were Orange County REMC members in 1959 and have unclaimed credits. We do not have current contact or mailing information for these members. Last month, we made an error and did not publish members whose last… Continue reading.

Learning the cooperative principles

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in Orange County REMC

One of my favorite bumper stickers says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.” The importance of education was drilled into me by my parents and teachers from my earliest memories. It is no accident that we educate children from a very early age, while our young minds are still dry sponges, ready to… Continue reading.

Hoosier Energy news

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Posted on Feb 22, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

How natural gas power plants work Natural gas facilities in use by Hoosier Energy add to system reliability, environmental stewardship and fuel diversity. Gas turbines, as shown above, operate by drawing ambient air through intake structures. Air is then compressed and mixed with natural gas and ignited in a combustion chamber. The exhaust gases are… Continue reading.

Winter waterfowl hunting dates set for Turtle Creek Reservoir

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Posted on Jan 29, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Winter is here and the hunting schedule has been set for Turtle Creek Reservoir located in Sullivan County. Preference for sites will be given to parties of two and three with remaining blinds available for individual hunters. Turtle Creek Reservoir will be closed for fishing during waterfowl hunting periods that coincide with dates set by… Continue reading.

Beneficial electrification

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Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Beneficial electrification may be a phrase you have never heard. In fact, it’s a fairly new phrase to the electric utility industry as a whole. Beneficial electrification is really taking a look at the industry in a different way. Historically, for example, appliances fueled on site, such as gas water heaters, were considered more efficient… Continue reading.

2018 director election timeline

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Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Incumbents whose terms expire: Danny Easterday (district 3) and Brian Hawkins (district 6) Letters of intent due by Feb. 9. Posting of incumbent list by Feb. 23. Names published in the March issue of Electric Consumer. Petitions of nominations due by March 26. Nominations by the board (absent incumbents seeking re-elections or petitioners) by March… Continue reading.

Residential battery storage

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Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

In this case, “battery storage” does not refer to the drawer where you put the extra AA batteries for your flashlight! Instead, it refers to an emerging energy trend. Batteries and battery storage are evolving much like the way LED bulbs and lumens have transformed how we light our homes. What’s driving battery storage? Rooftop… Continue reading.

Your chance to win $50!

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Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC members who pay their electric bills using any of the following automated systems, will be entered in a drawing to win $50. Eligible payment methods include: Online at www.myremc.coop Bank draft IVR (by calling 855-865-2229) Recurring credit or debit card Congratulations to last quarter’s winner, Karen Ustick of Hardinsburg!

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