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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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Celebrating 85 years!

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Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in Boone REMC

June 18, 1935 Boone REMC was started and began signing up members. July 22, 1935 The Rural Electrification Administration granted its first loans for $567,926 to the cooperative.  Jan. 9, 1936 The first pole was set.  April 10, 1936 Boone REMC became the first electric cooperative established in Indiana incorporated as the Boone County Rural… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up approaches $800,000 mark

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Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in Boone REMC

The Operation Round Up board granted $13,533.92 at its last meeting to three different organization that serve three different communities, bringing their grand total of giving to $757,354.45  Sylvia’s Child Advocacy Center was granted $8,208.92 for a child-friendly deposition room, equipment and a transcription service. This room would allow children to testify against their abusers without… Continue reading.

The Silent Charge

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Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

Technology advances in electric vehicle development have shifted heads to considering possibilities for the energy industry. EVs are still a small portion of the total U.S. automobile sales but it’s growing rapidly. CNBC reported in May that an industry research firm predicts that the global market for EVs, which are automobiles powered by a rechargeable… Continue reading.

Tips On Summer Energy Savings

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Posted on Jul 02, 2020 in Boone REMC

Set thermostats to 78 degrees Fahrenheit in summer. Install a programmable thermostat to save even more. Run ceiling paddle fans on medium, blowing down in summer. Turn off ceiling fans when leaving the room. Fans cool people, not rooms. When installing new air filters, make sure they are facing in the correct direction (look for… Continue reading.

Then & Now: WVPA’s approach to making electricity

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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

Believe it or not, there’s a stiff, cold wind out there that’s helping to heat your home in the winter. And there’s a blazing hot sun in the sky that can keep you cool all summer long. Over the past decade, the way we generate electricity has changed dramatically. Advances in technology have made sustainable… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up updates

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Posted on Jun 03, 2020 in Boone REMC

Craig Anderson of Duke Realty will be the newest ORU board member. The board also voted to approve partial funding for Advance Park. A $2,750 grant was awarded for the installation of radio control (RC) racetracks and a driver’s stand. The park board plans to schedule sanctioned races where racers will come from other areas… Continue reading.

Smart thermostat options

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Posted on Jun 03, 2020 in Boone REMC

Heating and cooling costs account for around half of a user’s energy bill according to the U.S. Department of Energy. So when it comes to reducing energy use and cutting home energy costs, the most impact can be made by programming the thermostat. The right thermostat settings could yield energy savings of 8-15%, and new… Continue reading.

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