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Working with local legislators

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Posted on Jan 07, 2022 in Noble REMC

“All politics is local.”  This observation by the late Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill Jr., former Speaker of the House of Representatives, highlights the impact national politics has locally, while underscoring the importance and value of local politics.  At Noble REMC, we think it’s critical to develop and cultivate relationships with local legislators because they craft,… Continue reading.

Unplug with meaningful community programs

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Posted on Nov 07, 2021 in Noble REMC

Most adults have a vague memory of a time when “checking for messages” meant listening to an answering machine. We carried on with our days without relying on cell phones and managed just fine. But today, we are more connected than ever through our smartphones and other devices.  Our phones are so much more now… Continue reading.

It’s a matter of principles

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Posted on Oct 09, 2021 in Noble REMC

ACE Hardware, Ocean Spray, REI, Land O’Lakes and yours truly, Noble 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… Continue reading.

Affordability powers quality of life

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Posted on Aug 05, 2021 in Noble REMC

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.

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.