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.
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.
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.
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.
Shop our improved online store and save on discount LED bulbs. Get instant rebates and free shipping! Visit www.myremc.coop and look under the “REMC Store” menu for the “Discount LED Bulbs” link.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!