Ron Raypole, Author at Indiana Connection

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Right-of-way the right way

Posted on Apr 07, 2020 in Noble REMC

We love trees. They beautify our landscape, provide shade and are an essential part of nature. When you see a Noble REMC crew out trimming trees, know that we are doing so to keep you safe and prevent service issues. Too close for comfort Although most trees do not present a problem, some of them… Continue reading.

Stay in the know

Posted on Mar 08, 2020 in Noble REMC

At Noble REMC, we are constantly striving to improve our operational efficiency so we can provide the most reliable electric service possible for our members (that’s you!).  We rely on data for nearly every aspect of our operations, which is why we need your help. By making sure we have your most accurate and complete… Continue reading.

Do you know your ‘demand’?

Posted on Jan 07, 2020 in Noble REMC

You may not think you need to understand energy demand and purchasing, but do you ever look at your energy bill and wonder what it all means? If your answer to that question is “yes,” then you might be interested to learn how demand impacts your utility bill.   Before Noble REMC can send electricity… Continue reading.

May your holidays be merry & bright

Posted on Dec 04, 2019 in Noble REMC

By Ron Raypole The holidays are a time of year many of us eagerly anticipate. The season is marked by special foods, seasonal decorations and lots of festivities.  We cherish carrying on old family traditions and enjoy creating new ones. For me personally, I look forward to more time spent with family and friends.  However,… Continue reading.

How can we serve you better in 2019?

Posted on Dec 21, 2018 in Noble REMC

It’s amazing what we learn through listening and observation. In our continual goal to stay connected to our members here at Noble REMC, we’ve provided mobile applications, including SmartHub, to enable you to receive outage and restoration notifications, check the status of your electric service and see real-time updates on energy use. Members are using… Continue reading.

Patronage capital

Posted on Nov 29, 2018 in Noble REMC

With the holidays just around the corner, there’s no better time to show our commitment to our members than through the disbursement of patronage capital. Longtime members of Noble REMC have benefited from receiving cash back over the years. For our newer members who aren’t as familiar with our cooperative principles, let me help explain… Continue reading.

We’re grateful to you, our members

Posted on Oct 26, 2018 in Noble 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 Noble REMC, we are able to make our community a better place. During this… Continue reading.

Values lead our co-op

Posted on Sep 21, 2018 in Noble REMC

All cooperative businesses around the world operate in accordance with the seven cooperative principles, but less known is the fact that cooperatives have also adopted a set of values that helps put these principles into practice. These values include self-help, responsibility, democracy, equality and equity, which equate to a belief in honesty, openness, social responsibility… Continue reading.

Be safe on the farm

Posted on Aug 27, 2018 in Noble REMC

Most people understand that choosing a labor-intensive career comes with safety risks. But did you know that farming is the eighth most dangerous job in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics? At Noble REMC, we want our agricultural community to be aware of a danger that contributes to that statistic: electrocution…. Continue reading.

Beating the peak

Posted on Jul 30, 2018 in Noble REMC

Most of us don’t think twice about electricity. We plug something in or switch something on and the current flowing through the wall does what we need. However, obtaining power and delivering it to your home or business is not quite so simple. It becomes even more challenging during the warmest and most humid days… Continue reading.

Future planning

Posted on Jun 25, 2018 in Noble REMC

The Monday after our June annual meeting, employees were busy putting everything away and back in order for next year’s event. We also made notes on items to improve and shared comments from the meeting. Thank you to the nearly 2,500 members who attended this year’s meeting. Everyone seemed to have a great time learning… Continue reading.

Membership matters

Posted on May 25, 2018 in Noble REMC

Cooperative employees and directors are often asked why customers are called “members.” The answer is simple — our members own our business. Every decision Noble REMC makes directly benefits you – our owner-members.  Member driven and member owned, we look out for you because we are you. With members in charge, you can feel confident… Continue reading.