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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.

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.

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