2020 Annual Report

Posted on May 06 2021 in Noble REMC
EV charging station
Noble REMC recently installed an EV charging station at the popular Country Heritage Winery in LaOtto.

2020 was a historic year and brought with it both bad and good. We like to focus on the positive here at Noble REMC, such as:

  • Trevor Harlan and Luke Gillis began the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program (REAP) for linemen.
  • More than 400 members signed up for our SmartHub app. Over half of our members have now set up accounts through SmartHub and use it to pay bills, check their use and keep updated about outage restoration efforts.
  • Our secure pay line at 833-410-0497 was introduced and implemented to allow better payment security for you, our members.
  • Noble REMC hit a benchmark of 36 consecutive years of safety accreditation through NRECA’s National Rural Electric Safety Achievement Program.
  • The cooperative retired more than $1.4 million in patronage capital — also known as “cash back” — to our members, bringing our total to more than $10 million returned since the mid-1990s.
  • Our operations department connected electrical service to 101 new homes. Supervisors completed 158 job site crew safety inspections.
  • A ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station, serviced by Noble REMC, was installed at Country Heritage Winery, located off of State Road 3 and County Road 68 in DeKalb County. 
  • Noble REMC granted nearly $50,000 to the community through Operation Round Up, as well as $4,500 through our EnviroWatts program.
  • Twenty-three percent of our members responded to a broadband high-speed internet survey, asking for feedback on their current provider and what they’d like to see if the co-op pursues a broadband program.
  • Our Power Moves energy efficiency rebate program saved 664,550 kilowatt-hours and awarded $48,020 to commercial, industrial and agriculture members, as well as $25,700 to residential members. 

2020: Your co-op at a glance

  • 8 counties served in northeast Indiana
  • 33 full-time employees
  • 415+ years of combined service
  • 11,400 meters served
  • 1,249 miles of electric line
  • 9 meters per mile
  • 101 new residential services
  • $1.4 million given back to members