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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.

Emerging outdoor lighting technologies

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Emerging technologies for outdoor lighting are coming in the form of new controls and networking capabilities. More on that shortly, but first, here is a quick recap of the lighting family tree. All electric light sources have a common ancestor — Thomas Edison’s incandescent bulb. Most of us think of the incandescent bulb as strictly… Continue reading.

Orleans Dogwood Festival

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

April 23–29 Celebrating 50 Years 1968-2018 Arts and crafts Carnival rides Live entertainment Everybody’s favorite parade Viewing of the Dogwoods Lots of fun activities for the entire family More info and full schedule of events at www.orleansdogwoodfestival.com

Notice to REMC members:

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC has contracted with American Energy Services, which will begin pole inspections and testing in the Chaillaux substation area. Work in this area will begin in early May. More information will be included in next month’s Electric Consumer.

Celebrate and communicate

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Posted on Mar 26, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC wouldn’t exist without our members. That’s because YOU are our REMC. But, have you ever wondered, why go to our annual meeting? There are at least three great reasons why you should make plans to attend: It’s fun! It’s free! It’s all for you! Join us on Friday, June 8, at Paoli… Continue reading.

Save the date!

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Posted on Mar 25, 2018 in Orange County REMC

Friday, June 8 Paoli Jr./Sr. High School 501 S. Elm St., Paoli Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Entertainment at 5:30 p.m. Business meeting at 7 p.m. Free catered meal Bounce houses for kids Registration prize for each membership Drawing for door prizes Directors up for election: District 3 — Danny Easterday (incumbent) District 6 —… Continue reading.

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