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.
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.
When Charles Copeland went to work at Boone REMC 10 years after its founding and right after coming back from the service, he probably couldn’t foresee what Boone REMC would look like after 37 1/2 years of work or now after nearly 75 years. When he retired, he noted the difference between the modern power… Continue reading.
Does it seem odd that a company would encourage people to use less of what it sells? Probably. But then, Wabash Valley Power has always been a different kind of electric company. If you’re not familiar with Wabash Valley Power, we are the wholesale electricity supplier for 23 local electric cooperatives in Indiana, Illinois, and… Continue reading.
Social distancing can be hard on anyone, but it is especially challenging for young kids (and their parents). What can you do when school is out and you need to stay home? Here are some tips on how you can destroy boredom and keep your kids entertained! Keep Them Moving Kids need to exercise, too!… Continue reading.
It’s a familiar scene in Boone REMC territory: poles and wires stretching into the distance alongside a rural road. This image might appear no different now than it did many years ago. But look more closely. Invisible to most of us is an overlay of new equipment ––chips, sensors and fiber –– linking remote distribution… Continue reading.