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How does your co-op stack up?

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Posted on Jul 25, 2017 in Orange County REMC

National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation (CFC) is a nonprofit finance cooperative created and owned by the electric cooperative network. It provides financing to member organizations including Orange County REMC. One of the many benefits of being part of CFC is a yearly report that compares electric cooperatives in several key areas. CFC calls this… Continue reading.

A scientific solution

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

One of the byproducts of modern coal plant operations is a fluffy, cakelike substance called gypsum. Thicker than sand, but porous, synthetic gypsum is a much sought-after product for the wallboard, cement and agricultural industries. Gypsum is manufactured from the very substance that the scrubber system removes from coal plant exhaust gas – sulfur dioxide…. Continue reading.

Rate Schedule

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Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Use this information to figure your bill for electric use in July, August and September. Rate Schedule for Standard Service Standard Service Consumer Charge $26 Standard Service Energy Charge $0.1124 Wholesale Power Cost Tracker $0.0032091 Total bill x Indiana sales tax 7% Example for 1,200 kWh Standard Service Consumer Charge $26 1,200 kWh @ $0.1124… Continue reading.

Save on Holiday World tickets!

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Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in General, Orange County REMC

Visit www.myremc.coop, and look under the “REMC Store” link for Holiday World tickets. Or go directly to www.holidayworld.com/funclub. To receive the discount, use the following information to login and complete your purchase: Username: Holiday496 Password: World496 Season passes and concert tickets for special events can also be purchased this way. Children 2 and under are… Continue reading.

Little card, big savings

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Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC members can now get discounts by using the Touchstone Energy membership benefit card. This card offers cooperative members more than 25,000 local and national deals on products and services. A list of discounts is available at www.connections.coop. Along with regional and national discounts, these local businesses offer special discounts to Orange County… Continue reading.

A community development company

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Posted on Jun 23, 2017 in Orange County REMC

More than 600 members and their families enjoyed a great night at the 80th annual meeting of the cooperative. Kirby Staley brought live music in the auditorium, directors were reseated, and briefings from Orange County REMC board members and me were heard. There were over 40 door prizes given away as well. Mary Lea Brown… Continue reading.

Going the extra mile

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Posted on Jun 21, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Co-op News, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Electric cooperatives are the foundation of the rural electric network. Miles of distribution lines link member-consumers to low-cost, cooperative power. Unlike traditional utilities that serve dense population centers, rural electric cooperatives serve fewer members per mile of line, which could potentially increase the cost of service per member consumer. Despite that disparity, your REMC provides… Continue reading.

Employee news

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Posted on May 25, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Amos Murphy and Amos Wegner were hired by Orange County REMC in April and began work as groundmen. They will transition into lineman apprentices as they complete their training. Murphy was previously employed at Indiana Limestone Company where he was a crew supervisor cutting and/or extracting stone. He worked for Indiana Limestone for 12 years…. Continue reading.

Commitment to youth

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Posted on May 25, 2017 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC awards scholarships and sends students to Touchstone Energy Camp and the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. annually. College scholarships Each year, students from schools in the Orange County REMC service territory apply to receive a $750 scholarship. Congratulations to the 2017 scholarship winners. Krista Kirk is the daughter of Jamie and Kelley… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up awards $7,500 in grants

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Posted on May 25, 2017 in Orange County REMC

      Other local organizations that recently received Operation Round Up grants include the Dogwood Century Bicycle Tour, $1,000; Hoosier Hills PACT, $2,000; and the Orange County Center for Women’s Ministries, $1,000. Thanks to our members who participate in the program, a total of $429,294.41 has been given back to the community.

Capital credit retirement: 1959

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Posted on May 25, 2017 in Orange County REMC

The Orange County REMC board of directors has declared that the capital credits that were allocated to members for the year of 1959 are eligible for retirement, with payments scheduled to begin this month. Members and heirs of members who had service in 1959 are eligible to file claims. The REMC board of directors hopes… Continue reading.

When the water rises…

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Posted on May 24, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

You might have heard the saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Indiana, just wait five minutes!” Unfortunately, during that five minutes, severe weather can strike leading to flooding. According to weather.gov, in September 2003, a record-setting 7.2 inches of rain fell during a 24-hour period. With an average of 42 inches of precipitation… Continue reading.

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