June is always a special month here at Noble REMC. For nearly half a century, it is when we’ve held our annual meeting, where we’re able to engage with our members about the state of the cooperative and announce the results of the board of directors’ election. This year is no different. In looking ahead… Continue reading.
May is designated as Electrical Safety Month, but we know it’s important to practice safety year-round. Everyone – from Noble REMC’s crews to you, the members we serve — should prioritize safety. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, thousands of people in the U.S. are critically injured or electrocuted in electrical fires and accidents… Continue reading.
You’ve likely noticed Noble REMC’s crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough — but it’s a job that’s essential and must be done, often in challenging conditions. This month, as we celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on April 11,… Continue reading.
February may be the shortest month of the year, but it’s packed with special observances like Presidents Day, Black History Month and Valentine’s Day, in addition to a host of unofficial “national” days you’ve probably never heard of like National Tater Tot Day. But they all have something in common — they were created to… Continue reading.
“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.
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.
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.
Agriculture is the backbone of our country, and our livelihood greatly depends on the crops provided by American farmers. In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. The hard work and exhaustive labor are tough but rushing the job to… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.