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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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Protecting your home appliances and devices

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Posted on Mar 03, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Protecting our household electronics is more important than ever.  Between e-learning, virtual meetings, smart thermostats and appliances, and electric vehicles our lives have become dependent on technology.   Most of us have power strips throughout our homes to help protect our appliances and devices, however adequate surge protection requires more than a power strip.  … Continue reading.

Power line safety

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Posted on Mar 02, 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

Staying safe is just as important for the Hoosier Energy workforce and member co-ops as it is for consumers like you. That is why Hoosier Energy worked with a member cooperative to create a live line demonstration to help cooperatives show the dangers of energized power lines.  While you might have seen a similar demonstration… Continue reading.

Committed to a co-op culture for all

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Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Over the years, you’ve heard me expound on why and how Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) is different –– because we’re a cooperative. Our business model sets us apart from other utilities because we adhere to seven guiding cooperative principles that reflect core values of honesty, transparency, equity, inclusiveness and service to the greater good of… Continue reading.

Right-of-way management key to safe and reliable power

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Posted on Jan 29, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

At Decatur County REMC, our primary goal is to provide safe and reliable power to our membership. To help succeed in reaching our goal, we maintain a comprehensive right-of-way program, designed to help us fulfill our purpose while remaining environmentally responsible. We proudly serve 7,800+ meters, 1,050+ miles of electric line across six counties, dedicated… Continue reading.

Petitions now available for 2021 election

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Posted on Jan 28, 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: District 1:… Continue reading.

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.

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