To protect emergency and highway personnel, Indiana law requires motorists to approach cautiously when an emergency vehicle is stopped on two- or four-lane roadways with emergency lights flashing. Change lanes away from the emergency vehicle if you can do so safely. If not, reduce your speed 10 mph under the posted speed limit and proceed… Continue reading.
A flash of bright light followed by a boom that can shake the walls of your home is a clear sign of severe weather. Lightning strikes can lead to fluctuations of energy to your home. That is why you should protect your electronic devices from power surges using proper safety equipment. A simple way to suppress… Continue reading.
Where electricity comes from is as important as how it gets to homes and businesses. Renewable energy resources, such as wind and solar, are alternative generation sources that complement existing resources, such as coal and natural gas. With the price of solar power continuing to come down, interest has risen around the United States and… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC lineworker Robert E. White joined a crew of 15 other Indiana electric cooperative linemen who traveled to Guatemala in mid-March as part of an international initiative to bring electricity to a developing area. “Project Indiana: Empowering Global Communities for a Better Tomorrow” brought electricity to a part of the Central American country… Continue reading.
Every year, we take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Nine linemen maintain 1,100 miles of line in Orange County REMC’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark. We depend on our entire staff to keep Orange County… Continue reading.
The Operation Round Up program is simple, but effective. Orange County REMC members allow the co-op to round their monthly bills up to the next dollar, and the extra change is collected in a fund overseen by an independent board of trustees. Organizations in the local community can then apply for grants from this fund…. Continue reading.
In recognition of National Lineman Appreciation Day, Hoosier Energy pays tribute to all power delivery professionals who work to keep the lights on. We applaud your accomplishments and devotion, which represents the heart of the cooperative spirit. On April 10, take a moment to add #ThankALineman to a post on social media.
Your cooperative’s management and directors often talk about planning for system growth, system integrity and long-term system reliability, as well as planning for the future in other ways. In order to further develop our strategic plan, Orange County REMC retained Alpha Engineering from Indianapolis last year to perform an electric Cost of Service Study (COSS)… Continue reading.
One of the most basic electrical safety rules is “electricity and water don’t mix.” It’s especially important to keep that in mind if your home has been impacted by flooding. “Though it’s normal to want to get things cleaned up as soon as possible, don’t rush into the flooded area without following some basic electric… Continue reading.
What is a Co-op Connections Card? As a member of Orange County REMC, you will receive a free Co-op Connections® Card in the mail in early April. This card allows you to save money at local businesses and online. There is no cost and no expiration. It’s simply a benefit of your cooperative membership. It’s… Continue reading.
At the Hoosier Energy Environmental Education Center, a mascot helps engage students who are excited to learn about the environment. At first, this mascot did not have a name. To find one, suggestions were gathered from students visiting the education center. A committee of officials from the Department of Education, the Department of Natural Resources… Continue reading.