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Working on electricity? Be smart

Posted on Apr 26, 2022 in Features

The smartest, safest way to fix an electrical problem around your house is to call a licensed electrician. Even if you are an expert handyman, it’s just not smart to fool around with electricity. If you must, however, at least: Turn off the power at the breaker box. Don’t just turn the appliance or light… Continue reading.

Employee spotlight: Andrew Schroeder

Posted on Dec 08, 2021 in Southern Indiana Power

Andrew Schroeder has been employed at Southern Indiana Power for seven years. He was hired March 10, 2014, to his current position of warehouse manager.   Schroeder’s duties include purchasing, receiving, work order accounting and facility maintenance.  He lives in Evanston with his wife, Trista, and son, Jonah. When he’s not working, he enjoys spending… Continue reading.

Regional Utility District receives EnviroWatts grant

Posted on Aug 04, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

The LaGrange County Regional Utility District recently applied for and received a $3,000 EnviroWatts grant from LaGrange County REMC.  After closing its Fish/Royer Lakes Wastewater Treatment Plant, the organization wanted to create a low-maintenance, wildlife-friendly landscape indigenous to the region. The district joined with Blue Heron Ministries to complete a three-year process to eliminate any… Continue reading.

2020 President’s Report

Posted on Jun 03, 2021 in Heartland REMC

2020 was a year that we will not forget.  In some way, the year affected us all.Despite the chaos, Heartland REMC, as always, was here for our members.   During the initial COVID-19 state quarantine lockdown, your REMC was only closed to the public for six weeks.  During this time, our employees were still in… Continue reading.

How to start saving energy and money

Posted on Mar 24, 2021 in Features

By Paul Wesslund If you want to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, start by making your home more energy efficient. Below are three efficiency tips from energy expert Brian Sloboda of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Look around your home for no-cost ways to be efficient. Close the curtains in the summer and… Continue reading.

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Scholarship opportunity

Posted on Dec 06, 2020 in Bartholomew County REMC

Applications are being accepted for the Bartholomew County REMC – Alex Barkes Memoral Scholarship. This scholarship is administered by the Heritage Fund — the Community Foundation of Bartholomew County. This fund was established by Bartholomew County REMC in memory of Alex Barkes. Barkes was Bartholomew County REMC’s network administrator. He exhibited a strong work ethic… Continue reading.

Trevin at the oven

Posted on Apr 24, 2020 in Profile

By Holly Huffman Imagine your dream coming true at age 13. That’s exactly what happened to Trevin Alford, a middle school student from Washington, Indiana. Last fall, Alford “battered” the competition, winning season seven of the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship.” The program featured nine kids, ranging in age from 10-13, tackling various baking challenges…. Continue reading.

Does the REMC owe you money?

Posted on Apr 03, 2020 in Steuben County REMC

YOUR REMC IS MORE THAN AN ELECTRIC UTILITY. IT IS LITERALLY PUTTING MONEY BACK IN YOUR POCKET. We issued checks in 2017 for members with capital credits from 1996–2004. Please check the listing at www.remcsteuben.com/unclaimed-capital-credits to see if you recognize any names in this listing.

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Prepaid Electric Service

Posted on Feb 26, 2020 in Harrison REMC

Harrison REMC will soon offer prepaid electric service which allows you to pay for electricity in advance and avoid costly security deposits. Purchasing electricity before you use it allows you to control your budget and pay how much you want, when you want. More information will be in the April Indiana Connection. We look forward… Continue reading.

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We want to hear from YOU!

Posted on Jan 07, 2020 in Warren County REMC

We live in a device-driven world. Our smartphones, tablets, laptops and an assortment of other devices help us communicate and connect. Companies spend billions pushing out a steady drumbeat of messages and information, and we are constantly bombarded with one-way communication. But is anyone listening on the other end? At Warren County REMC, we are… Continue reading.