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Boone REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Lebanon, Indiana. As a cooperative, Boone REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Indiana Connection, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Indiana Connection is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.

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After school savings

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Posted on Jul 28, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Buses steadily starting and stopping along subdivision streets signal the start of the season’s school day schedules. As teens settle back into the school year, they’re also getting used to their afterschool routines: fall sports, homework or part-time jobs. Regardless of when teenagers arrive home, there are steps they can take to minimize their electricity… Continue reading.

Know the signs of a scam

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Posted on Jun 29, 2022 in Boone REMC

It’s no secret that consumers with a water, gas, solar or electricity connection have long been targets for utility scams, but fraudsters have changed their tactics since the COVID-19 pandemic. As consumers became more reliant on technology for work, school and commerce, scammers noted these shifts and adapted their tactics to this changed environment.  Imposter… Continue reading.

Lighting becomes a slow fade

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Posted on Jun 29, 2022 in Boone REMC

One of the most telling areas of shortfall during the recent rate study was lighting — security lighting, decorative subdivision lighting, member-owned street lighting, and traffic lighting. The REMC has not implemented a distribution specific rate increase that was based on a Cost of Service study since 2008. In this time frame, the cost of… Continue reading.

Keep your cool inside this summer

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Posted on Jun 27, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

With the hot humid temperatures during the long daylight hours as kids are out of school, it may seem difficult to keep your cool at home this summer – literally and figuratively. Yet in the literal sense, keeping your cool indoors could really pay off by keeping more green in your wallet. Fortunately, there are… Continue reading.

Rate adjustment on May bill

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Posted on May 27, 2022 in Boone REMC

As a cooperative, Boone REMC rates are designed to fairly spread the costs to purchase and deliver power to its members. While we are proud to have maintained consistent rates over the last five years, we are all witnessing cost increases in infrastructure, materials, labor, transportation, administrative and general (A&G), financing, insurance, taxes, etc. Likewise,… Continue reading.

New ways to use electricity

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Posted on May 27, 2022 in Boone REMC

If you listen carefully, you can hear a quiet transformation happening. Electric appliances and equipment are becoming more popular than ever among consumers.  Advancements in technology and battery power coupled with decreasing purchase costs are winning over consumers looking for comparable utility and versatility. Some may argue that a bonus is that use of electric… Continue reading.

Attend Your Co-op’s Annual Meeting

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Posted on May 26, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

As people plan in-person events following the pandemic-induced isolation the past two years, some are circling calendar dates for a familiar favorite — from their electric cooperative. Many electric co-ops are planning their annual meetings following canceled, scaled down, or virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some co-ops have returned to hosting in-person member events,… Continue reading.

Restoring power safely and efficiently

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Posted on Apr 29, 2022 in Boone REMC

We do our best to avoid them, but there’s no way around it: power outages occasionally happen.  For most Boone REMC members, outages are rare. But when major storms impact our area, outages may occur.  When outages do occur, how do Boone REMC crews know where to start working? How do you know if your outage… Continue reading.

A career of love in the cooperative world

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Posted on Apr 29, 2022 in Boone REMC

Nearly 31 years of service at Boone REMC for Pam Warmoth has meant two different positions (with varying titles), three different CEOs, and many changes in technology, policies and procedures, culture shifts, and a sincere love of the electric cooperative and all that it stands for. “I love the co-op world,” Warmoth said. “It is more… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up

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Posted on Apr 29, 2022 in Boone REMC

A total of $22,901.02 was awarded during the Operation Round Up March grant cycle. The following grants were given: Lebanon Education Foundation, Sheridan Community School Education Foundation, Traders Point Christian School Education Foundation, Western Boone Schools Education Foundation, Zionsville Education Foundation, Sheridan After Prom, Western Boone Post Prom, Zionsville After Prom, Lebanon Post Prom, Boone… Continue reading.

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