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.
Boone REMC will award 15 – $500 post-secondary scholarships for students who are dependents or legal wards of Boone REMC members. The scholarships will be awarded during a random drawing at the Boone REMC annual meeting in April 2022. Details and an application can be found at: https://www.bremc.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/scholarship2022-1.pdf
The surge scourge
A power surge is an unexpected increase in voltage, and it can occur from a variety of sources. Regardless of the cause, power surges can majorly damage electronic devices and equipment in your home. Let’s take a look at common causes of power surges and how you can protect your sensitive electronics. One of the… Continue reading.
Noble REMC energy advisor Brian Hawk worked with high school students pouring concrete in a project that taught even him valuable lessons. Hawk helped the students set forms and pour a basement using insulated concrete forms (ICF). ICF blocks are made from a foam exterior with rebar placed on the inside, which has connective plastic… Continue reading.
5 Reasons We Love Serving Our Members
Valentine’s Day may seem like an observance created by a greeting card company to boost sales. Over time, this widely celebrated day has generated millions of dollars in flower, candy, and, of course, greeting card sales. But Valentine’s Day isn’t just for the lovebirds. It’s also the perfect time to let our friends, family, co-workers… Continue reading.
Rates will increase in April
In April, Boone REMC will implement an overall rate increase of 4.2 percent. The raise is necessary for the cooperative to pay current expenses. It is important to note that we are a not-for-profit and any profits the cooperative incurs are returned to the members in the form of patronage. Why April? April is… Continue reading.
More growth for REMC and area expected this year
This year is expected to be the busiest year to date for Boone REMC. Last year, the cooperative had over 700 new services, which was a record year. Preliminary numbers are showing that new services will probably be over 1,000 this year. This is based on projections of over 700 lots in 11 different subdivisions… Continue reading.
Operation Round Up funds four 2022 projects
Operation Round Up funded four grants at a total of $13,232.60 at its December board meeting. Black Box got a grant for energy efficiency. After moving to its new location in 2018, the Black Box Theater Company has added additional square footage, too. A grant for $1,900 will provide funds for blackout shades for the… Continue reading.
Get more green to go green
It now pays more than ever – literally – to consider installing a closed loop geothermal system to heat and cool your home. The Power Moves® rebate for closed loop geothermal systems has increased to $2,000 for 2022. The rebate is for closed loop geothermal heat pumps installed in new homes or in existing homes… Continue reading.
Boone REMC to sponsor commercial vendor building at 4-H fairgrounds
Boone REMC will be sponsoring and has naming rights to the building just east of what is now Boone REMC Hall. The building, which is currently called the Commerical Vendor Building, will also sit on Boone REMC Circle which is also sponsored by the cooperative. Because Boone REMC already has sponsored a building, the name… Continue reading.
Are Portable Space Heaters Efficient for My Home?
Small space heaters are meant to do exactly as their name says: heat a small space. Unfortunately, many people use portable space heaters to heat their entire home, which can really take a toll on your energy bills. The truth is, whether you should use space heaters really depends on your home’s efficiency and energy needs. … Continue reading.
Operation Round Up Grant Deadline
The next grant application deadline is Friday, Feb. 4. Applications and guidelines can be found online at www.bremc.com. Since Operation Round Up started in 2006, the organization has given away over $800,000 to the communities that we serve.