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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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Benefits of tree trimming

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Posted on Jan 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Clearing trees and overgrown vegetation is vital to provide safe, reliable power to our consumer-members. We clear certain areas in our service territory, known as rights-of-way, to: Keep power lines clear of tree limbs Restore power outages more quickly Keep crews and members of our community safe Reduce unexpected costs for repairs Vegetation management improves… Continue reading.

You’re invited!

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Posted on Jan 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Join us on Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. for a virtual member meeting — tree trimming for members. Join the meeting to engage and learn more about: Why, how, and where we trim. Find out how trimming trees and maintaining our rights-of-way leads to better, more reliable service for you. Meeting Details Meeting link:  https://remc.webex.com/remc/j.php?… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in November

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Posted on Jan 28, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage and Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present except Jason Barnhorst who joined by phone. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp and employee Eric Busch. Crystal Greathouse joined by phone. Upon motion made by Dale Wernke, seconded by Steve AmRhein and… Continue reading.

How training came to the forefront for safe power delivery

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Posted on Jan 26, 2021 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

About 40 years ago, co-op leaders thought to develop a training program to ensure lineworkers had the skills and knowledge they needed to keep themselves and others safe on the job.  Based on this idea, a formal training program was set into motion in 1974, and the first Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship Training and Safety (HEATS)… Continue reading.

Exciting things to come in 2021

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

While things are still COVID-crazy, I am excited about what 2021 has in store. We have learned that we are adaptable, resilient, and can provide excellent service in any situation, including a pandemic, so we are prepped and ready for great things this year.  We continue to dive in to our strategic planning process and… Continue reading.

What is a power cost adjustment?

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The power cost adjustment (PCA) is a separate line item on each DCREMC bill statement which reflects the increases/decreases in the co-op’s cost of power purchased wholesale from Hoosier Energy. The fluctuation in the PCA is largely caused by changes in the cost of fuel for generation. Because Hoosier is purchasing more power on the… Continue reading.

Petitions now available for 2021 election

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The Decatur County REMC nominating committee is seeking qualified members to run for directorship in Districts 8, 5, and 6.  Board governance is an integral component of a successful cooperative.  Interested members may request a petition at the REMC office or speak with your nominating committee member for more information. Current nominating committee representatives are:… Continue reading.

Five ways to stay cozy this winter

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Baby, it’s cold outside! When you’re feeling chilly at home, there are several budget-friendly ways you can keep comfortable without turning up the thermostat.  Here are five easy ways to stay cozy this winter.  Whether you’re experiencing extremely cold winter temps or you simply “run cold,” an electric blanket can deliver quick warmth like a… Continue reading.

The humble hero

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Heroes come in all varieties. Superman, Batman, Captain America — they all have similar traits. They are all brave, selfless, strong and courageous, right? Most don’t realize this, but Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) employs its very own hero, Journey Lineman Brian AmRhein. Much like Clark Kent and Superman, AmRhein rarely reveals his true identity and… Continue reading.

October Board Meeting Minutes

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage and Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members were present. Also present were CEO Brett Abplanalp and employees Eric Busch, Sam Ruf and Crystal Greathouse. Upon motion made by Steve AmRhein, seconded by Dale Wernke and carried, the agenda was approved. Safety Minute… Continue reading.

Special board meeting in November

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage and Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All members were present. Brelage, Suzanne Parmer, Steve AmRhein, Jeff Lawrence and Carl Riedeman attended in person, and Scheidler, Jason Barnhorst and Dale Wernke attended virtually. Also attending were CEO Brett Abplanalp and Crystal Greathouse in person, and… Continue reading.

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