Steuben County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Angola, Indiana. As a cooperative, Steuben County REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
When planning to build a new home, avoid the pitfalls of drafty rooms, poor air circulation and high electric bills. Build a Touchstone Energy® Home to live comfortably — while receiving incentives for a new home guaranteed to save you money. The Touchstone Energy Home program, which is available through your local electric cooperative, guides… Continue reading.
Steuben County REMC is proud to announce our newest addition to the cooperative. Gaven Kolb joined the right-of-way maintenance crew this past October. He grew up in Coldwater, Michigan, where he and his older brother, Kyle (who serves in the Army and is currently stationed in Texas), helped their dad on the family farm. After… Continue reading.
During the holidays, we all stop to reflect on all that we’re grateful for, and this year is no exception. Steuben County REMC has been a proud supporter of the Honor Flight Northeast Indiana for several years now, providing keepsake photo albums for each veteran attending the flight. After wrapping up 2017, we are so… Continue reading.
The Steuben County REMC office will be closed on Tuesday, Dec. 26, and Monday, Jan. 1, to allow our employees to celebrate the holidays with their families. We wish you all a safe and happy holiday season and a Merry Christmas.
Members that were part of our cooperative in 1986 will receive capital credit checks this month as part of our patronage capital retirement. But what do all of those fancy words mean? Steuben County REMC is a not-for-profit organization, meaning that any money collected that is over-and-above our budget needs is allocated as patronage and… Continue reading.
Following the third quarter of 2017, the Operation Round Up board of advisors is happy to report that several local organizations received funding for community projects around Steuben County. These grantees include: Project Help for its holiday dinner distribution, gift giving and food pantry Angola Fraternal Order of Police #163 for the Cops for Kids… Continue reading.
Con artists are everywhere, and too often they prey on unsuspecting consumers. Sometimes they even seem to know a consumer’s account number or how much the person typically pays each month. The caller sounds legitimate and credible, but in reality, the call is a scam. These types of scams have surfaced across the country over… Continue reading.
I love the feeling of being able to walk into my favorite locally-owned shop, restaurant or store knowing that the profit, product and labor can make positive impacts on my community. The spirit of Main Street (or Wayne Street, in our case) is embodied in these local businesses, just like it is in Steuben County… Continue reading.
Wabash Valley Power recently joined its member cooperatives to dedicate three new solar array sites in Peru, Indiana; Paris, Illinois; and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The new sites will join existing arrays in Danville and Wanatah, Indiana, to produce electricity for a new community solar program called Co-op Solar, which will be available to members of… Continue reading.
This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.
Steuben County REMC is joining 30,000 cooperatives nationwide in October to celebrate National Co-op Month, which recognizes the many ways cooperatives are committed to strengthening the local communities they serve. “Co-ops Commit” is the theme for this year’s celebration, spotlighting the countless ways cooperatives meet the needs of their members and communities. “Our cooperative… Continue reading.
The culmination of a season of hard work is an exciting, but exhausting time. The rush to harvest can also yield tragic outcomes. Each year, dozens of farm workers are killed, and hundreds are injured in accidents involving power lines and electrical equipment. “Things people see every day can fade from view, and in the… Continue reading.