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.
The meeting was opened by Vice Chairman Steve AmRhein, and Secretary Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present with Scheidler attending virtually. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp, Legal Counsel Robert Wickens and employees Matt Raver and Crystal Greathouse. AmRhein opened by welcoming Clay Nuhring as a newly elected… Continue reading.
Upgrading 1,680 miles of the electrical grid is a significant endeavor in the best of times. Throw in a pandemic, and it’s easy to imagine how the whole thing could get off track. But that’s not what happened with a recent project. Hoosier Energy takes a proactive approach toward grid reliability. This can be seen… Continue reading.
Electricity has become part of our lives just like indoor plumbing, and we can’t imagine living without it. Because electricity is so abundant and available with the simple flip of a switch, it’s easy to take it for granted. According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the typical U.S. household now uses more air conditioning,… Continue reading.
Have you ever noticed your lights blink during a thunderstorm? Or perhaps you’ve noticed a blinking microwave clock when you arrive home. When this happens, you’ve likely experienced a brief disruption to your electric service, which could result from a power surge or blink. While the symptoms of surges and blinks can appear similar, what’s… Continue reading.
Keep these safety tips in mind as the new school year begins. Plan a walking route to school or the bus stop. Choose the most direct route with the fewest street crossings and use intersections with crossing guards. Test the route with your child. Tell him/her to stay away from parks, vacant lots, fields and… Continue reading.
The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage, and Secretary Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present with Suzanne Parmer attending virtually. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Jennie Meyer, Matt Raver and Crystal Greathouse. Upon motion made by Steve AmRhein, seconded by Dale Wernke, and carried,… Continue reading.
In the early 2000s, Hoosier Energy began diversifying how it generates electricity. New resources include hydro, solar, landfill gas and wind power. The addition of these renewable resources has been strategic, allowing your co-op’s power supplier to meet the needs of member-consumers like you. Hoosier Energy is pleased to announce that Hallador Energy Company will… Continue reading.
As I’ve noted in my past columns, the energy industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as consumer demand for more renewable energy sources grows, and innovation and technology continue to advance exponentially. In your summer travels, you may have noticed fields of solar panels, along with an increase in solar panels on your neighbors’ roofs…. Continue reading.