Ron Raypole, Author at Indiana Connection

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We’re ready for storm season. Are you?

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Posted on Jul 11, 2021 in Noble REMC

Now that summer is in full swing, like many of you, I welcome more opportunities to be outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Summertime brings many of my favorite activities like cooking out with family and friends, afternoons on the water and simply slowing down a bit to enjoy life.   But summer months also… Continue reading.

Why is my power out?

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Posted on Jun 05, 2021 in Noble 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.

Diversity maintains reliability

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Posted on May 06, 2021 in Noble REMC

Life is a mixture of experiences and relationships. That’s what makes it special — diversity. Just like life, diversity in electricity is just as important, especially when it comes to our energy portfolio. Noble REMC cares deeply about how our power is generated now and in the future, as it ensures the reliability of your… Continue reading.

Thanks, Lineworkers!

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Posted on Apr 06, 2021 in Noble REMC

If you were asked to associate an image or a person with Noble 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 Noble 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 means that innovations in energy technologies are creating new ways to use… Continue reading.

A co-op culture for ALL

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Posted on Jan 31, 2021 in Noble REMC

Over the years, you’ve heard me explain why and how Noble 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. Electric… Continue reading.

Let’s connect

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Posted on Jan 07, 2021 in Noble REMC

When we say that we live in a “connected” world, most of us think about technology, like our smartphones and other devices and gadgets. But when you’re a member of an electric co-op, there’s so much more to being part of our connected co-op community.  We depend on you because you power our success, and… Continue reading.

Volunteer and make a positive impact

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Posted on Dec 06, 2020 in Noble 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.

Thank you! We appreciate your feedback

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Posted on Nov 04, 2020 in Noble REMC

The promotion of Noble REMC’s recent broadband internet survey was hard to miss.  We sent a letter with each member’s bill, wrote about it here in this magazine and linked to it directly on our website, our mobile SmartHub app and social media. We didn’t want to miss any opportunities to hear from as many… Continue reading.

Power On: October is National Co-op Month

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Posted on Oct 07, 2020 in Noble REMC

As an electric cooperative, our top priority is always to provide reliable, affordable energy to you, the members we serve. Because we are a co-op, our mission is to enrich the lives of our members and serve the long-term interests of our local community — and this mission has never been more critical than in… Continue reading.

Get out and vote

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Posted on Sep 01, 2020 in Noble REMC

Why is voting important?  Author Sharon Salzberg explained, “Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world,” and politician Jens Stoltenberg said, “By voting, we add our voice to the chorus that forms opinions and the basis for actions.” Or to put it more bluntly, comedian George Carlin,… Continue reading.

Questions? Call us first.

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Posted on Aug 02, 2020 in Noble REMC

The energy industry is undergoing rapid change, and technology is paving the way for innovation in the way energy is used, produced, stored and shared.  While the changing energy market has created more options for consumers, it has also resulted in more utility scams and misleading information surrounding solar installations in particular. That’s because of… Continue reading.