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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’d like to discuss the recent and unprecedented wintry weather that barreled into Texas and knocked out power across the state. Reports stated 3 million people were without electricity days after the storm had passed. The winter storm will lead officials to reevaluate the electric grid to prevent a similar event in the future. Could… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.