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.
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.
The meeting was opened by Chairman Michael Brelage and Brian Scheidler kept the minutes of the meeting. All board members attended virtually. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp, and employee Jennie Meyer. The 2021 budget was discussed. A motion was made by Jason Barnhorst but before it went to a vote Brelage asked for any… Continue reading.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.