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Board meeting summary for July

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Posted on Sep 30, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

NOTE: All board meeting minutes are available on our website, dcremc.com, once approved.  The meeting was opened by Chairman Steve AmRhein. Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting.  All board members were present. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp and guests Clare Spreckelson and Sandy Nieman. Upon motion made by Dale Wernke, seconded by… Continue reading.

Practices and principles

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Posted on Sep 30, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Electric cooperatives, like other energy providers, are in the midst of the most impactful transition in modern history. As we continue to navigate through this changing environment, Hoosier Energy’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices — and the cooperative principles that underpin those practices — will continue to become more relevant.  ESG refers to factors… Continue reading.

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Celebrating your membership

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Posted on Sep 30, 2022 in Harrison REMC

Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community, and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month.  When Harrison REMC celebrates Co-op Month, it is celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members.  Our core business purpose is… Continue reading.

Rebates available

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Posted on Sep 30, 2022 in Harrison REMC

Reminder! The deadline to submit HVAC and heat pump water heater rebates to the REMC is Dec. 15. Harrison REMC and Hoosier Energy have joined together to offer member homeowners an incentive to save money on HVAC tune-ups and maintenance. Up to a $50 rebate per member-household may be available for those services during 2022…. Continue reading.

Beat the Peak

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Posted on Sep 30, 2022 in Harrison REMC

Beat the Peak is a voluntary program of Harrison REMC designed to encourage members to become more aware of the energy they use and to reduce their energy use during peak demand periods. The program is simple! During times when the cost to purchase and produce power for members is high, we issue Beat the… Continue reading.

Celebrating membership

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Posted on Sep 29, 2022 in Boone REMC

Fall is a busy time, and October is a particularly eventful month with school, community and sports activities in full swing. It’s also when all cooperatives celebrate National Cooperative Month.  When Boone REMC celebrates Co-op Month, it is celebrating you! After all, our co-op wouldn’t exist without you, our members.  Our core business purpose is… Continue reading.

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Bet you didn’t know

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Posted on Sep 26, 2022 in Boone REMC, Features

To celebrate October as National Cooperative Month, here are some factoids you may not know about Indiana’s electric cooperatives. Boone REMC was a model for other rural electric groups in the country. The REMC received the Rural Electrification’s first loan on July 22, 1935. It was energized on May 21, 1936.  Claude Wickard, a member… Continue reading.

Co-ops rooted in seven principles

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Posted on Sep 26, 2022 in Boone REMC, Features

While co-ops operate in many industries and sectors of the economy, seven cooperative principles set co-ops apart from other businesses. The principles were first established in England in 1844 by the Rochdale (rhymes with “Scotch-Dale”) Equitable Pioneers Society, the first modern co-op organization. Over the years, the original guiding principles have been altered and added… Continue reading.