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Earn the Save

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

As any good baseball team brings in a new pitcher in crunch time to close out the game, you also can make upgrades to your home to improve its energy performance when and where it counts to earn the save! Many options are available that can improve your home’s comfort while reducing long-term energy use… Continue reading.

Communicating the cooperative difference

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Touchstone Energy provides electric co-ops like yours with resources to be the trusted information resource in your community. Resources include communicating the cooperative difference many of us enjoy. An advertising campaign has been designed to communicate that cooperatives are innovative, stable and trustworthy – thanks to their decades-long role in the communities they serve.  Touchstone… Continue reading.

Spring to Your Co-op’s Annual Meeting

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The melting snow means that spring is arriving – and so is your local electric cooperative’s annual meeting! Co-ops start hosting their annual meetings in the spring, which is a great time for you to get it on your calendar and plan to attend! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are also… Continue reading.

Distribution Line vs. Transmission Lines

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers. Distribution lines: These lines and equipment are owned by member-co-ops who deliver energy to member-consumers. The most common voltage of distribution lines is 12,470 kV…. Continue reading.

Take steps to keep your energy (and money) from flying out the window

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

It’s a popular misperception that replacing windows can lead to significant energy savings. But, frequently other projects will give a better payback and increase your comfort. There are instances when replacing windows makes sense: aesthetic reasons, addressing broken panes, or if the window is not functioning because of damaged hardware. But if you are thinking… Continue reading.

Shedding light on human energy: Benefits of natural light in the workplace

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

These images show the difference the temperature of light can make in a workspace or at home. On the left is a light source that has a color temperature that produces light that has a blue tint. The photo on the right is a warmer temperature light source that adds more yellow or warm light… Continue reading.

Your energy efficiency updates could bring more than savings

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Posted on Dec 20, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The energy efficiency updates you’re planning for your home in 2019 will help save you money, but you could also qualify for a rebate, depending on the projects you have planned.  To see more, including rebates for your business, visit www.PowerMoves.com. Purchase receipts are required for all rebate applications. AHRI Certificates required for all geothermal,… Continue reading.

Winter driving safety

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Posted on Dec 20, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

A Hoosier Energy employee who drives throughout central and southern Indiana shares some precautions he takes to stay safe and to keep your energy flowing. Meter Relay Technician Don Small has worked at Hoosier Energy for nearly 39 years. He has accumulated approximately 1.5 million miles driving to different substations and member cooperatives, averaging 40,000-60,000… Continue reading.

Insulation invitation

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Posted on Dec 06, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

With all the planning this holiday season, home improvement projects may be the last thing on your mind. Yet with the arriving winter weather, one thing is certain: Your wallet won’t just feel lighter because of presents! Heating bills for the winter months can add even more stress to the season. Fortunately, you can take… Continue reading.

Improving cooperative service

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Posted on Dec 06, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy and member-cooperative employees gain industry-specific training through the Department of Labor-certified Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship, Training and Safety program.  The 8,000-hour program takes four years to complete and includes 13 hands-on technical schools for apprentices to attend.  The program began in 1974 and has grown to include programs for line specialists, substation, metering, underground… Continue reading.

Stepping it up!

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Posted on Oct 29, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

There is more than meets the eye with this 283,000-pound transformer at Hoosier Energy’s coal-fired power plant. This equipment is in place to step-up or boost the energy being generated at the station before it is put onto the electric grid.  But what if this vital equipment fails?  There is not a “transformer store” that… Continue reading.

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