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It’s a matter of principles

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Posted on Oct 09, 2021 in Warren County REMC

ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Warren County REMC all share something in common: we’re all cooperatives.  We may be in different industries, but we all share a passion for serving our members and helping our communities to thrive. In fact, all cooperatives adhere to the same set of seven principles that reflect… Continue reading.

Phil High

Affordable electricity powers our quality of life

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Posted on Sep 07, 2021 in Warren County REMC

Most of us use electricity, either directly or indirectly, at almost all times. Because electricity is so abundant and available with the simple flip of a switch, it’s easy to take it for granted.  According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the typical U.S. household now uses more air conditioning, appliances and consumer electronics than… Continue reading.

Phil High

A balanced fuel mix promotes reliability

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Posted on Aug 05, 2021 in Warren 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 owned by… Continue reading.

Phil High

Why is my power out?

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Posted on Jul 11, 2021 in Warren County REMC

Power outages are never convenient. Sometimes, it’s no mystery why we are left in the dark, like when a storm rattles windows and walls. Other times, an outage may come out of the blue. We never want to leave our members in the dark but acts of Mother Nature and man can’t be helped. When… Continue reading.

Phil High

Tree trimming service for all

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Posted on Jun 05, 2021 in Warren County REMC

At Warren County REMC, we strive to maintain a reliable power supply by keeping power lines clear in rights-of-way (ROW). A right-of-way is the land we use to construct, maintain, replace or repair underground and overhead power lines. Rights-of-way enable the co-op to provide clearance from trees and other obstructions that could hinder the power… Continue reading.

Phil High

Thanks, Lineworkers!

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Posted on Apr 06, 2021 in Warren County REMC

If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Warren 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.

Phil High

Annual meeting stays virtual

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Posted on Mar 08, 2021 in Warren County REMC

The annual meeting is one of our favorite events of the year, but protecting the health and well-being of Warren County REMC’s members, employees and board of directors comes first. There are still too many uncertainties brought on by the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, so we made the tough decision to again hold our annual meeting… Continue reading.

Phil High

A co-op culture for ALL

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Posted on Jan 31, 2021 in Warren County REMC

Over the years, you’ve heard me expound on why and how Warren 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.

Phil High

Let’s connect

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Posted on Jan 10, 2021 in Warren 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 (that’s you!), there’s so much more to being part of our connected co-op community.  We greatly value our connection to you, the members… Continue reading.

Phil High

Volunteer and have a positive impact

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Posted on Dec 07, 2020 in Warren 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.

Phil High

Giving back to our community

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Posted on Nov 04, 2020 in Warren County REMC

Over the years, you’ve probably heard or read about Warren 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.