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.
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.
What started out as a hobby in woodworking for Jon Dieterlen has now continued to grow into a thriving business. When more space was needed to house the computer controlled router, Dieterlen was able to qualify for a Power Moves rebate through Boone REMC. The rebate inspired him to replace all the lighting in his… Continue reading.
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.
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.
Boone REMC will partner with several entities to provide electric service to the town of Thorntown in the event of a power outage or equipment testing. Boone REMC began construction on the project near SR 75 in Thorntown. Duke Energy has financed the project and will complete their construction following Boone REMC’s portion. Currently, there… Continue reading.
Distribution poles can be found all along roads and neighborhoods, bringing power into homes and businesses. To keep the system working properly, Boone REMC regularly inspects the lines and occasionally finds a few poles that need to be replaced. If a pole needs to be replaced, Boone REMC does its best to keep members in… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.