Brett Abplanalp, Author at Indiana Connection

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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.

What we’ve been up to

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Posted on Mar 03, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Between continued COVID struggles and the crazy weather in February, we’ve had a very busy few weeks/months. Strategic Planning Update — In the past few weeks, we hosted virtual roundtable meetings with our members, community leaders, tourism, educators, real estate agents, first responders and township trustees. These meetings provided great insight as to what our… Continue reading.

Committed to a co-op culture for all

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Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Over the years, you’ve heard me expound on why and how Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) is different –– because we’re a cooperative. Our business model sets us apart from other utilities because we adhere to seven guiding cooperative principles that reflect core values of honesty, transparency, equity, inclusiveness and service to the greater good of… Continue reading.

Looking back and looking ahead

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Posted on Nov 29, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

Merry Christmas! The holiday season puts me in a jolly mood for sure.  I’m ready to eat great food, enjoy special time with my family, and cherish the memories we make.    This year has certainly been interesting and uniquely challenging, but together we are figuring out how to best serve and meet your needs… Continue reading.

Giving back and giving thanks

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Posted on Oct 30, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

One of our core principles as a cooperative is concern for community. Decatur County REMC takes this mission and responsibility to heart. It’s who we are as a co-op and I am thankful for that. Over the past few months, like so many of you, we’ve risen to meet new challenges and strengthen the safety… Continue reading.

Power On: October is National Co-op Month

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Posted on Oct 02, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

October is National Co-op Month, and electric cooperatives across the country are highlighting the many ways we “Power On.” Keeping this theme in mind, I want to assure you that Decatur County REMC will continue to find ways to power on through COVID, through difficult times and will remain your trusted resource for energy and… Continue reading.

Ramping up the energy

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Posted on Aug 31, 2020 in Decatur County REMC

The kids are back in school, we are all settling into a new routine, the annual meeting is behind us and the end of summer is drawing near. This might sound like a good time to relax, slow down and enjoy some downtime.   Ha! Are you kidding me? You all should know me and… Continue reading.