Ask the energy advisor

Posted on Dec 20 2018 in LaGrange County REMC

Jake Taylor

This is the introductory column in a new series titled “Ask the Energy Advisor.” The column will be published every other month and feature timely and relevant information from LaGrange County REMC Energy Advisor Jake Taylor. The series will touch on a wide range of subjects, including energy efficiency, rebate programs, construction and remodeling, and more, while staying locally focused on what matters most to LaGrange County REMC members.

One of my favorite parts of the job is getting to talk to our members at events like the annual meeting.

How much about the details of my life do you need to know before you understand the drive behind my job? I guess the most important thing to know is that energy conservation has been a passion of mine since I was a boy in middle school.

I have always been driven by science, new innovations and the ability to work with my hands. In seventh grade, I took a piece of 2-by-4 and some parts from Radio Shack and built a solar-powered boat for my science project. It worked – not quite as intended but enough to learn the mistakes I made and how to do it better.

Another fun project I’m involved in is working with participants in the 4-H Electric program. Here I’m talking with a 4-H’er at the Noble County Community 4-H Fair where I was a judge.

I believe that we need to be as conservative as possible to give our future generations a fighting chance at prosperity. I extend that philosophy to helping the members of LaGrange County REMC reduce their electricity consumption and understand how their house works – or how it can work – to their advantage. As your energy advisor, I can help you navigate and use the opportunities available to make your home operate more efficiently.

Whether you are building a new home or remodeling an existing home, need to know if something isn’t operating correctly, or just want to make sure you are as efficient as possible, you have a resource with LaGrange County REMC.

Give me a call, I would love to help.

If you have a question you’d like answered or a certain topic discussed in an upcoming column, please email Communications Specialist Kelly Lynch at

Jake Taylor is the energy advisor at LaGrange County REMC.