This year is rapidly drawing to a close, and that means the holiday lighting season is back. Here are some tips to take your artistic stylings to the next level. Safety is up first. If your lights are ground-mounted or can be installed standing on the floor or ground, you can skip ahead. However, since… Continue reading.
Directors Danny Easterday, district 3, and Brian Hawkins, district 6, are incumbents whose terms expire. Letters of intent due by Feb. 9, 2018. Incumbent list posted by Feb. 23, 2018. Names published in the March issue of Electric Consumer. Petitions of nominations due by March 26, 2018. Nominations by the board (absent incumbents seeking re-elections… Continue reading.
Zachary Motsinger began working at Orange County REMC on Oct. 16 as a member services technician. He previously worked at Cooley’s Heating and Air as a lead service technician. Motsinger will be working with Larry Clements on our DSM program, energy audits, water heaters, and ETS service and repairs. He will also enter the meter… Continue reading.
As the old saying goes, “nothing worth having comes easy.” This old saying certainly applies to the cooperative’s newest journeyman linemen, Scott Strange and Brandon Bambusch. At a ceremony held at French Lick Springs Resort on Oct. 20, both men received their diplomas and certificates that designate them as journeyman linemen. The ceremony was held… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy and Wabash Valley Power Association have entered into a 20-year purchase power agreement that will add 100 megawatts (MW) of energy from EDP Renewables’ Meadow Lake V wind farm for the benefit of rural electric cooperative members across the state. Meadow Lake Wind Farm, which consists of five operational sections that flank Interstate… Continue reading.
Our new Outage Management System (OMS) has been fully implemented for the last few months and I would like to tell you a little bit more about it and how it works. When calling the new outage phone number 1-855-865-2229, option 1, the OMS uses either your service address, telephone number, or account number to… Continue reading.
If you are struck by the amount of screens, remotes, gaming controls, charging stations and cords that have become fixtures in your home, you are not alone. The typical American family is well connected and owns a variety of electronic devices. According to the PEW Research Institute, 95 percent of U.S. families have a cell… Continue reading.
With the demand for renewable energy projects growing, Orange County REMC is bringing the benefits of utility-scale solar energy to our community. On a slightly overcast fall day, Directors and representatives from Orange County REMC and Hoosier Energy dedicated a new, cooperative-owned, solar array on Thursday, September 14th. Thousands of solar panels near Mitchell are… Continue reading.
One of the seven cooperative principles is “education, training and safety.” These aspects are important to Hoosier Energy — your cooperative’s energy provider. That is why we have built a facility to support your cooperative’s training and skill improvement needs through a variety of programs. Live-line or rubber-glove training allows apprentices to work on energized… Continue reading.
Last fall, Orange County REMC brought back an event from the past, as we held district member meetings. Several other co-ops have also resurrected this practice, as these meetings allow cooperative employees to interact with members on a smaller scale than our annual meeting. District meetings allow members to directly communicate their thoughts, ideas… Continue reading.
Vampire loads come from devices that use electricity even when they appear to be off. The primary culprits are chargers, set-top television boxes, instant-on televisions and gaming systems. But you don’t need garlic, stakes or silver bullets. You just need to change how you handle these energy-sucking electronics. Here are a few suggestions: Unplug chargers… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC’s commitment to you goes beyond providing safe, reliable and affordable electricity. We’re always looking for ways to provide value to our members and our community, The Co-op Connections Card is a money-saving tool that we’re proud to offer to our membership. The card connects you with discounts on everything from hotel stays… Continue reading.