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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.

A co-op culture for ALL

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Posted on Jan 31, 2021 in Miami-Cass REMC

Over the years, you’ve heard me expound on why and how Miami-Cass 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 community…. Continue reading.

Let’s connect

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Posted on Jan 09, 2021 in Miami-Cass 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.

See you at your annual meeting

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Posted on Dec 21, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

Most of us lead busy lives. We find ourselves constantly checking phones and email to keep up with the demands of modern life. Thanks to technology, we can accomplish many tasks electronically and remotely to be more efficient. And with so many pressing obligations, we like to protect our “spare” time. Invitations to attend in-person… Continue reading.

Giving back it’s the co-op way

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Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

I would like to say “thanks” to all of our employees and members who give back to the community throughout the year. I especially want to thank the members who participate in Operation Round Up. Your generosity from rounding up your bill up each month has supported many worthy causes in 2018. Through Operation Round… Continue reading.

We’re grateful to you, our members

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Posted on Oct 26, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.” In the spirit of William Arthur Ward’s words, I’d like to express my gratitude for your membership in our electric cooperative. Because of your connection to Miami-Cass REMC, we are able to make our community a better place. During this… Continue reading.

Cooperatives see the future

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Posted on Sep 21, 2018 in Miami-Cass REMC

Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high. Consumers want greater control over their energy use and payment methods. The prevalence of smartphone apps and “smart” technology for the home is increasing, and consumers and businesses are showing greater interest in electric vehicles. There’s… Continue reading.