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Decatur County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Greensburg, Indiana. As a cooperative, Decatur County 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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Having trouble paying your bill?

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Posted on Jan 05, 2023 in Decatur County REMC

Qualifying households can receive winter heating and limited summer cooling assistance from the state’s Energy Assistance Program. More information is available by calling 1-800-382-9895, and a directory of intake offices by county is available by visiting the website www.in.gov/ihcda. Many township trustees also offer energy assistance.

Be aware of galloping lines

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Posted on Jan 05, 2023 in Decatur County REMC

It’s winter in Indiana. That means storms with wind, snow and ice. When high winds and ice combine, it can affect power lines in a unique way causing them to “gallop.” When ice accumulates on power lines, it forms a teardrop shape. If there are strong winds, the ice that builds up is only on… Continue reading.

Always improving

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Posted on Dec 29, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Through a complex, dual-stage project, Hoosier Energy is working diligently to upgrade grid technology and infrastructure. Straddling the White River in Greene County, just southwest of Bloomfield, is a three-quarter mile stretch of Hoosier Energy power lines in the territory of the Utilities District of Western Indiana (UDWI) REMC.  Those lines were strategically placed out… Continue reading.

Looking back and ahead

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Posted on Dec 07, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

Merry Christmas!   It’s just one of the reasons I enjoy the month of December. The great food, the special time with friends and family, and the memories we always make. Another reason I enjoy the month is it allows time for reflection on this past year. Decatur County REMC had a great 2022. Strategic… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in September

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Posted on Dec 07, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

NOTE: Board meeting minutes are available on our website, dcremc.com, once approved.  The meeting was opened by Chairman Steve AmRhein. Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present. Also present: CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Crystal Greathouse, Matt Raver, Jennifer Meyer, Jeanne Loechle (online), Chris Gallaway (online), Aclara representatives, and… Continue reading.

Unclaimed capital credits

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Posted on Dec 07, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

Please check the following unclaimed capital credit list to see if we owe you money. To claim a refund, fill out a claim form and return it to our office. Additional documents may be required. Any unclaimed amounts will be turned over to the corporation after 60 days. If you have an uncashed capital credit… Continue reading.

On-the-job training

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Posted on Dec 02, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

The Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship, Training and Safety (HEATS) program held its first in-person graduation program since 2019 this fall at French Lick Resort.  The program, which started in 1975 as a way to ensure linemen had proper job-related safety training, expanded over the years to include other co-op employees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the… Continue reading.

Thankful for your membership

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Posted on Nov 03, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

This time of year I generally use this space to provide updates on new projects and developments, and report out on the progress of ongoing initiatives. We share these updates so that all of our members have a window into our priorities, progress and challenges. However, during this season of giving thanks, I think it’s… Continue reading.

Board meeting summary for August

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Posted on Nov 03, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

NOTE: All board meeting minutes are available on our website, dcremc.com, once approved.  The meeting was opened by Chairman Steve AmRhein and Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present. Also present: CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Crystal Greathouse, Matt Raver, Jeanne Loechle, and John Wolfram from Catalyst.  Upon a… Continue reading.

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