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.
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.
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.
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.
Members, were you a part of our cooperative during the years of 1996 to 2004? If so, be on the lookout for your capital credit check coming this spring. The board has allocated over $377,000 to be returned to our members receiving service from 1996 to 2004 as part of the retirement from our generation… Continue reading.
Following the first 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: Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEIN for the school buddy program; YMCA of Steuben County for the Splash program; Steuben County Lakes Council… Continue reading.