Matthew C. Deaton, Author at Indiana Connection

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A balanced fuel mix promotes power reliability

Posted on Jul 05, 2021 in Orange County REMC

As I’ve noted before 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. You’re likely witnessing this energy evolution first — hand.  In driving across the region, you may have noticed fields of solar panels… Continue reading.

Are you ready for spring storms?

Posted on Mar 05, 2021 in Orange County REMC

If you’ve lived in Indiana any length of time, you know how unpredictable the weather can be, especially in the spring months.  While we hope for gentle spring showers, we have been known to get thunderstorms, and even the occasional tornado in March or April. Snow and ice are also rare possibilities. While Orange County… Continue reading.

Your co-op: By the members, for the members

Posted on Jan 28, 2021 in Orange County REMC

Over the years, you’ve heard me expound on why and how Orange 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, and service to the greater good of the community…. Continue reading.

Staying connected

Posted on Jan 07, 2021 in Orange County REMC

When we say that we live in a “connected” world, most of us think about technology, like our 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. As a member of Orange County REMC you can help… Continue reading.

Volunteer to make an impact

Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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.

Giving back to our community

Posted on Nov 02, 2020 in Orange County REMC

Over the years, you’ve probably heard or read about Orange County REMC’s concern for our community. This is one of the core principles that sets cooperatives apart from other types of utilities and businesses. We’ve always taken this mission and responsibility to heart. It’s who we are as a co-op. Over the past few months,… Continue reading.

Power On: October is Co-op Month

Posted on Oct 04, 2020 in Orange County REMC

As an electric cooperative, our top priority is always to provide reliable, affordable energy to you, the consumer-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.

Member survey planned this fall

Posted on Aug 28, 2020 in Orange County REMC

If you receive electric service from the REMC, you’re not just a consumer of our product, you’re also a member of this electric co-op. And the better Orange County REMC understands you, the better we can serve you. That’s why we occasionally survey our members to identify emerging trends in power use. Research about the… Continue reading.