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May is Military Appreciation Month

Posted on May 08, 2023 in Miami-Cass REMC

Service. Mission. Country. These three words describe our nation’s veterans, and they also succinctly describe a core co-op ethos.  Veterans are innately motivated to serve, and in a similar vein, electric co-ops are guided by foundational principles that put their community first. Electric co-ops were founded to bring electricity to rural areas where there was… Continue reading.

Sustaining a reliable electric system

Posted on Apr 04, 2023 in Miami-Cass REMC

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” This adage is often used when someone is about to do something risky. If a person heeds this advice, it means they did not commit to “one basket,” and hedged their bets with more than one option.  This strategy is one… Continue reading.

The FAQ on EVs

Posted on Mar 08, 2023 in Miami-Cass REMC

You’ve probably heard that many automakers are transitioning several or all of their new vehicles to electric-only models over the next 10 years. Regardless of the type of car you drive today, the electrification of the transportation sector is underway. We regularly receive inquiries about electric vehicles from Miami-Cass REMC members, so I thought it… Continue reading.

Beat the peak

Posted on Feb 19, 2023 in Miami-Cass REMC

Let’s face it. Electricity is one of those non-negotiable “must-haves.” And you probably have more devices and equipment that require electricity than ever before. As demand for electricity rises, Miami-Cass REMC must deliver an uninterrupted 24/7 power supply –– regardless of market conditions or other circumstances. As you might expect based on your own family’s… Continue reading.

The power of preparation

Posted on Sep 05, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

Since September is National Preparedness Month — and because severe weather events seem to be occurring more frequently — consider planning for bad weather now before storms hit. I urge you not only to have enough food, water and supplies to last at least a few days, but to take other practical steps to keep… Continue reading.

Meeting our challenges

Posted on Aug 07, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

Each year as Miami-Cass REMC’s CEO, I am privileged to address you, our members, at our member appreciation day/annual meeting. Here are a few highlights from my address to those in attendance. It has been a whirlwind since we met virtually last year. We saw one our best residential housing growth years since 2007. Before… Continue reading.

What makes a good leader?

Posted on Jul 10, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

What makes a good leader? The question sounds like a theme from a motivational TED talk! That’s because it’s a subject that is at the heart of countless bestselling self-help and business books, popular podcasts and videos.  The reality is that there is no straightforward formula. And therein lies the challenge. Leadership is not one… Continue reading.

New ways to use electricity

Posted on Jun 05, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

Listen carefully and you’ll hear a quiet transformation happening. Electric appliances and equipment are becoming more popular than ever among consumers.  Advancements in technology and battery power, coupled with decreasing costs, are winning over consumers looking for comparable utility and versatility. A bonus: Using electric equipment is quieter and better for the environment.  Consumers and… Continue reading.

Prioritize safety year-round

Posted on May 08, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

At Miami-Cass REMC, we recognize Electrical Safety Month every May, but we also know the importance of practicing safety year-round. From our co-op crews to you, the members we serve, we recognize that everyone has a part to play in prioritizing safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S…. Continue reading.

Are you ready to serve?

Posted on Mar 11, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

In one of the most notable inaugural speeches given, President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” His inspiring words urged Americans to take actions that benefited the greater good. In essence, Kennedy was saying our country thrives when we all… Continue reading.

Save energy when working from home

Posted on Feb 06, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

Today, more Americans are working from home than ever before. More time spent at home means more energy used throughout the day.  If you’re punching the clock from home, there are small steps you can take to reduce your energy use and save on electric bills. Here are five easy ones.  Use a smart power… Continue reading.