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The important lesson of energy efficiency

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Posted on Feb 05, 2022 in LaGrange County REMC

Electronic and mobile devices, TVs, computers and gaming stations have become ubiquitous fixtures in our homes, particularly those with children. Consumer electronics — coupled with the proliferation of smart home appliances, technology and electric vehicles — have slowly but steadily changed our homes and lifestyles.  This ever-connected world is the modern environment in which children… Continue reading.

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Capital credits update

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Posted on Nov 07, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

LaGrange County REMC isn’t like other utilities — you, as a consumer and a member own a portion of the business. As a not-for-profit cooperative, any revenues in excess of expenses (we call them “margins”) accrued in a year are allocated in the form of capital credits to members who received electric service during that… Continue reading.

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Longtime members help salute 85th anniversary

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Posted on Sep 07, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

Until you pause to think about it, it’s easy to overlook the convenience of electricity. While much has happened since 1936, thinking back to a time when LaGrange County residents went without electricity truly wasn’t that long ago. Today, 85 years later, we’re honored to celebrate our anniversary with you. To help commemorate the occasion,… Continue reading.

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Celebrating 85 years

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Posted on Aug 05, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

Have you ever heard the saying “If you want something done right, do it yourself?” That’s what LaGrange County REMC did over 85 years ago. LaGrange County REMC was the first one to bring power to the rural communities in our area that had been ignored by large, investor-owned electric utilities in the 1930s. Today,… Continue reading.

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Introducing broadband service to you

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Posted on Jul 10, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

We have some exciting news to announce: The start of LaGrange County REMC Broadband, a high-speed fiber-optic internet project for our members!  With key financial support from the LaGrange County Commissioners and Council in the form of a $5 million grant from the Major Moves fund last November, we were able to secure the additional… Continue reading.

We’re ready for storm season. Are you?

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Posted on Jun 05, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

Tree trimming improves service for all

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Posted on May 05, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

Thanks, lineworkers!

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Posted on Apr 05, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

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What is beneficial electrification?

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Posted on Mar 07, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

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A co-op culture for ALL

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Posted on Jan 31, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

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Let’s connect

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Posted on Jan 07, 2021 in LaGrange County REMC

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.