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Prioritize safety year-round

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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?

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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

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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.

Working with local legislators

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Posted on Jan 08, 2022 in Miami-Cass REMC

The phrase “All politics is local” means that even national politics have a local impact, and people care most about issues that directly affect them. At Miami-Cass REMC, we think it’s important to be aware of political issues on the national level, but even more critical to develop and cultivate relationships with local legislators because… Continue reading.

It’a a matter of principles

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Posted on Oct 09, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Miami-Cass 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 our… Continue reading.

Looking back on the year

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Posted on Aug 05, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

Each year, as Miami-Cass REMC’s CEO, I am given the privilege of addressing you, our members, at our Member Appreciation Day/Annual Meeting. Here are a few highlights from my address to those in attendance at the meeting: It truly has been a strange year and a half as we find ourselves at another virtual meeting…. Continue reading.

Reliability: Part of our service mission

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Posted on Jul 10, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

Miami-Cass REMC exists to serve our members as a low-cost and reliable electric service provider.  Your cooperative, in conjunction with our power supplier (Wabash Valley Power Alliance), is constantly looking to increase reliability through reducing outages. One of the ways to maintain reliability is being able to switch substations to keep the power flowing to… Continue reading.

Democracy lives locally

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Posted on Jun 05, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

Members in good standing with their co-op have the right to seek election to the board of directors. While serving on a board is certainly not for everyone, it is healthy for any co-op to have an engaged membership with a portion of the members interested in serving in a leadership role.  At Miami-Cass REMC,… Continue reading.

Annual Meeting stays virtual

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Posted on May 06, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

I never would have imagined when we were planning our first-ever virtual meeting last year, that we would be planning our second for this year. But here we are, doing just that. An in-person meeting takes months to plan to ensure we have a location that can hold the 500-700 people who usually attend, secure catering… Continue reading.

Thanks, lineworkers!

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Posted on Apr 05, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Miami-Cass 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 the… Continue reading.

What is beneficial electrification?

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Posted on Mar 07, 2021 in Miami-Cass 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 utility industry term means the innovations in energy technologies are creating new… Continue reading.