Brett Abplanalp, Author at Indiana Connection

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Prioritize safety year-round

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Posted on May 02, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

May is designated as Electrical Safety Month, but we know it’s important to practice safety year-round.  Everyone – from Decatur County REMC’s crews to you, the members we serve — should prioritize safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured or electrocuted in electrical fires and… Continue reading.

Are you ready to serve?

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Posted on Mar 04, 2022 in Decatur County REMC, General

In one of the most notable inaugural speeches given, John F. Kennedy spoke his famous words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” His inspiring words urged Americans to take actions that benefited the greater good. In essence, Kennedy was saying our country thrives when… Continue reading.

5 reasons we love serving our members

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Posted on Jan 31, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

February is the month of love, so in that vein, we’ve created our list of top five reasons why we love serving you, the members of Decatur County REMC (DCREMC). 1. We love serving our members because without you, the co-op wouldn’t exist. Our purpose is to provide you with reliable, affordable and safe electricity…. Continue reading.

Strategically aligned for 2022

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Posted on Jan 07, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

What a way to start the year! Our team and board of directors just completed a comprehensive strategic planning process, and we are aligned and ready to roll in 2022.   We know you depend on the excellent service provided by Decatur County REMC. We are excited to also bring you new, innovative approaches to… Continue reading.

It’s a Matter of (Co-op!) Principles (Part 2)

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Posted on Nov 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

You may recall that last month my column touched on the first three Cooperative Principles, so this month, I’d like to tell you about the remaining four principles. The Cooperative Principles are essential to the co-op business model and benefit all members of the co-op.  Autonomy and Independence The fourth principle, Autonomy and Independence, means… Continue reading.

What’s next?

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Posted on Sep 01, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

School is in full swing and summer is coming to a close.  Unfortunately, I had to put the boat away until next summer. But we’ll be pulling out all the fall décor and Halloween decorations before you know it. We had a very productive summer at Decatur County REMC. We made even more progress on… Continue reading.

A balanced fuel mix promotes power reliability

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Posted on Jul 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

As I’ve noted in my past columns, the energy industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as consumer demand for more renewable energy sources grows, and innovation and technology continue to advance exponentially.  In your summer travels, you may have noticed fields of solar panels, along with an increase in solar panels on your neighbors’ roofs…. Continue reading.

Celebrating our cooperative

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Posted on May 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

I am really looking forward to seeing you all at our annual member event on Friday, June 11, from 3-6 p.m. here at our Decatur County REMC office! We have so much to celebrate! Due to ongoing COVID concerns, it is a drive-thru event this year. While DCREMC has been powering our community for 82… Continue reading.

A Message From the CEO

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Posted on Apr 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Last year was a challenge like we’ve never experienced. The COVID pandemic forced us to do things differently – pivot – adjust – reevaluate. It took some quick thinking and action from our team, but we were able to transition and continue delivering on our mission to provide reliable, affordable, friendly service to our members… Continue reading.

New season, new opportunities

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Posted on Mar 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Spring is in the air! This season brings new growth, beautiful blooms, green grass, and often new opportunities. We are excited about the new opportunities the season brings for our cooperative as well. As you may have heard, our lobby is closed to the public as we make security upgrades. Member and employee safety is… Continue reading.