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The lawncare crew that loves its job

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

You might have driven past one of the 10 cooperative solar arrays throughout central and southern Indiana. Each site provides renewable energy to co-ops like yours and is the size of nine football fields. This creates a challenge in the summer months — lawncare.  Hoosier Energy has hired a crew to help keep the grass… Continue reading.

Plan for the future to save money…and stay comfy!

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Posted on Jul 24, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The excitement of buying a house can soon be tempered by additional price tags that come with the purchased property. Older houses frequently mean older appliances and heating and cooling systems, which also are likely more inefficient than newer systems available today. They may even require you to plan for replacements in the not-too-distant future…. Continue reading.

How Hoosier Energy works to keep vegetation away from power lines

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

Safe and reliable transmission of electricity is at the core of the Hoosier Energy vegetation management program. Trees or other woody-stemmed vegetation growing too close to power lines can cause extensive power outages and damage as well as pose serious fire and safety hazards to the public if the trees come in contact with energized… Continue reading.

Stay comfy this summer – and save!

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Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, General, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to: Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.

Smart savings

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Posted on May 24, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

From the morning shower to a final sip before slumber, people use a lot of water during the day — we need it to survive, after all — often without considering the costs circling down the drain with it. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating water accounts for about 18 percent of your… Continue reading.

Don’t drown in high energy costs this summer from your pool pump

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Posted on Apr 29, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The sweltering summer heat can mean diving into your swimming pool — and high diving deep into energy costs. With temperatures starting to rise, you may be eyeing the swimming pool to help cool you off this summer. If you have a pool at your home, you likely are not yearning as much for those… Continue reading.

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.

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