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.
People updating their homes and replacing outdated HVAC systems are more frequently considering mini split heat pumps. This newer technology provides more flexibility and energy efficiency compared to many other options. Our Power Moves team has received four times as many mini and multi split system rebates this year compared to this time in 2019…. Continue reading.
Boone REMC will have the naming rights of the commercial hall and the circle surrounding the flagpole at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds starting in September. The sponsorship will show support to a program that has been a long-time benefactor of our community giving. The naming rights will be in place for 10 years. Many… Continue reading.
The Operation Round Up board voted to grant $5,000 toward playground equipment for Virgil Benge Community Sports Complex (VBCSC) located in Jamestown. According to the VBCSC committee, the current playground is unsafe and in need of an upgrade. “We have had several families that come out here looking for playground equipment,” VBCSC Board President Scott… Continue reading.
Boone REMC is committed to providing reliable, uninterrupted electrical power to our members. But sometimes, storms, car accidents and even squirrels can cause power outages. Let’s take a look at the most common causes of power outages. Animals Animals, especially squirrels, can cause power to fail when they come in contact with specific parts of… Continue reading.
If your pleasant warm shower is quickly chilled by a sudden rush of cold water, it may be time to consider replacing your home’s water heater. Fortunately, a variety of options exist that can lower long-term energy costs, including heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). They utilize the same technology found in heat pump heating and… Continue reading.
A picture of a cat on a window sill is the artwork that won Jeremy Loveras, a seventh grader at Lebanon Middle School, an opportunity to have his work displayed in the Indiana State Museum and in a statewide calendar distributed by Indiana’s electric cooperatives. “I drew another one of a cat on a window… Continue reading.
After working in the restaurant industry, Scott and Chelsea Groves wanted a better understanding of how their food was grown and where it was coming from. This led them to a small farm outside of Lebanon where their dreams of raising food and children have taken flight. “It started off with a love of cooking,”… Continue reading.
As school buses resume roaming roads and the sun starts setting sooner, it won’t be long before autumn arrives. Yet before pumpkin pie aroma fills the air and Halloween costumes decorate storefronts, you can still take advantage of the late summer to prepare your home for the fall and winter. Some suggested considerations include: Tackling… Continue reading.
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.