Now that summer is in full swing, like many of you, I welcome more opportunities to be outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Summertime brings many of my favorite activities like cooking out with family and friends, afternoons on the water and simply slowing down a bit to enjoy life. But summer months also… Continue reading.
One of the things I love best about our community is the natural beauty that surrounds us. We are fortunate to have so many trees that offer beauty, shade and a habitat for all sorts of birds and other wildlife. We know that you appreciate our community for many of the same reasons. At LaGrange… Continue reading.
If you were asked to associate an image or a person with LaGrange County REMC, I bet you would picture a lineworker. Some of the most visible employees of the co-op, lineworkers work tirelessly to ensure our community receives uninterrupted power 24/7. “Lineworker” is listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in… Continue reading.
If you’re like most Americans, you’re interested in saving money on energy costs and in doing your part to help the environment. But wouldn’t it be great if you could do both? Well, you can. It’s through a concept called “beneficial electrification.” This means that innovations in energy technologies are creating new ways to use… Continue reading.
Over the years, you’ve heard me expound on why and how LaGrange County REMC 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 the… Continue reading.
When we say that we live in a “connected” world, most of us think about technology, like smartphones and other devices and gadgets. But when you’re a member of an electric co-op, there’s so much more to being part of our connected co-op community. We depend on you because you power our success, and when… Continue reading.
With the holiday season upon us and the new year just around the corner, I can’t help but reflect on the gratitude I feel for our community. I think most will agree this has been a year like no other — certainly in my lifetime. And while we’ve seen our share of challenges, I am… Continue reading.
It’s customary that we announce news about the co-op to our members before it becomes public knowledge, but recently, certain opportunities with tight deadlines made that impossible. As you’ve probably learned by now, LaGrange County REMC has applied for $5 million in LaGrange County Major Moves funding to launch broadband internet services to our members…. Continue reading.
As an electric cooperative, our top priority is always to provide reliable, affordable energy to you, the members we serve. Because we are a co-op, our mission is to enrich the lives of our members and serve the long-term interests of our local community — and this mission has never been more critical than in… Continue reading.
Why is voting important? Author Sharon Salzberg explained, “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world,” and politician Jens Stoltenberg said, “By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions.” Or someone who put it more bluntly, comedian George… Continue reading.
The energy industry is undergoing rapid change, and technology is paving the way for innovation in the way energy is used, produced, stored and shared. While the changing energy market has created more options for consumers, it has also resulted in more utility scams and misleading information surrounding solar installations in particular. That’s because of… Continue reading.
It’s a familiar scene: poles and wires stretching into the distance alongside a rural highway. This image might appear no different now than it did many years ago. But look more closely. Invisible to most of us is an overlay of new equipment — chips, sensors and fiber — linking remote distribution infrastructure to the… Continue reading.