The cooperative was born from community involvement. When farmers in the 1930s could not afford to pay the exorbitant rates from investor-owned utilities, they came together to form an organization that would provide at-cost power to ease the burdens of home and farm. Today, the co-op still abides by the initial purpose and mission —… Continue reading.
Steuben County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Corydon, Indiana. As a cooperative, Harrison 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.
Lineman risk injury to themselves and damage to their equipment, rubber gloves, boots and protective clothing when items are posted on poles. Keep utility poles free of signs and fliers. Don’t post birdhouses, balloons and especially anything with staples, tacks or nails.
Steuben County REMC is trying to locate former members who have unclaimed patronage capital refund checks. These unclaimed checks, from our 2012-2014 general retirement patronage refunds, are for members who were served by Steuben County REMC in the years 1982-1984, and were returned to us as “undeliverable” by the U.S. Postal Service. Funds must be… Continue reading.
Chelsea VanAken, daughter of Steuben County REMC system engineer David VanAken, has been awarded the 2017 Indiana REMC Managers’ Association Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to the son or daughter of an employee or director of Indiana’s electric cooperatives to be used for furthering his or her education. VanAken is a graduate of Fremont High… Continue reading.
Steuben County REMC, in partnership with its wholesale power provider, Wabash Valley Power, offers rebate incentives to co-op members who make energy-efficient upgrades to their existing homes and commercial facilities, as well as efficient choices to new structures. Recently, JICI Construction was the recipient of a POWER MOVES® rebate in the amount of $20,119.50. The… Continue reading.
A dawning sun soon will be the newest way to energize more of the Midwest. Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) is installing three solar arrays, which are a series of solar panels linked together to create electricity from sunlight, at member co-op locations in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri. The new arrays will join three existing arrays… Continue reading.
Good weather gives us a chance to thaw out after a chilly winter. We take advantage of longer daylight hours by doing a little spring cleaning and yard work. But the seasonal shift isn’t all good news. The rapid change from harsh, cold air to warmer temperatures can trigger severe weather. To protect our lines… Continue reading.
This summer, several lucky Steuben County youths will enjoy some free, educational and fun trips, courtesy of Steuben County REMC. At the Touchstone Energy Camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Angola middle schoolers Tristin Sowles and Zoey Darby will be joined by dozens of other campers from around the state in an annual event that… Continue reading.
When the power goes out, so do Steuben County REMC’s line crews. Lineworkers are the first to respond after an outage occurs, and they work tirelessly to restore power to the communities we serve. If you’re traveling and see one of our crews on the side of the road, we kindly ask that you move over,… Continue reading.
Longtime Steuben County REMC board president Wayne Gingerich has been elected chairman of Wabash Valley Power Association’s board of directors. During its annual meeting this month, the 23-member WVPA board of directors elected Gingerich to the position. He has been a member of the not-for-profit electric cooperative’s board of directors for 19 years. He previously… Continue reading.
From showering in the morning to brushing teeth before bed, people use water throughout the day for a variety of reasons — often without considering the costs that are circling down the drain with it. The Department of Energy estimates that heating water accounts for about 18 percent of a monthly utility bill, the second… Continue reading.
Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to hold the election for the board of directors, share important financial information, occasionally vote on other matters such as bylaw changes and, of course, be eligible to win great door prizes! Steuben County REMC’s annual meeting… Continue reading.
This month, Steuben County REMC would like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month, and Steuben County REMC will be sharing safety tips and reminders throughout the month to help raise awareness about the dangers of electricity. We all depend on electricity to power our lives,… Continue reading.