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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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WhyElectrify

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Posted on Apr 28, 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

Hoosier Energy and its 18 member distribution cooperatives officially launched the WhyElectrify website, www.whyelectrify.com, on March 1. WhyElectrify is a one-stop resource to get answers for your energy questions. “There really was a lack of educational resources for member-consumers to learn about what’s happening in the industry, what’s happening with technology,” said Hoosier Energy Manager… Continue reading.

Sharing relevant business updates

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Posted on Mar 30, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

As we near the end of the first quarter of the year, I’d like to share some relevant business updates. We continue to show great progress with our right-of-way program. In fact, based on our 2020 operations review, our five-year average lost consumer hours per member has dropped 17% with tree- related outages dropping by… Continue reading.

The power behind your power

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Posted on Mar 30, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

You’ve likely noticed Decatur County REMC’s crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough — but it’s a job that’s essential and must be done, often in challenging conditions. This month, as we celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day on… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in January

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Posted on Mar 30, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

Regular meeting of the Board of Directors of Decatur CountyRural Electric Membership Corporation held Jan. 27, 2022 at the headquarters facilities on 1430 W. Main, Greensburg, Indiana at 6:30 p.m. The board acted through email to approve a side letter of agreement between Decatur County Rural Electric Membership Corporation and the International Brotherhood of Electrical… Continue reading.

Hoosier Energy sells Merom Generating Station

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Posted on Mar 28, 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

Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station in Sullivan County has a new owner — Hallador Power Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Terre Haute-based Hallador Energy Company. The transaction — which includes a 3 ½ year power purchase agreement (PPA) — is scheduled to close in mid-July once required governmental and financial approvals are obtained.  Here’s what… Continue reading.

Are you ready to serve?

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Posted on Mar 04, 2022 in Decatur County REMC, General

In one of the most notable inaugural speeches given, John F. Kennedy spoke his famous words, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” His inspiring words urged Americans to take actions that benefited the greater good. In essence, Kennedy was saying our country thrives when… Continue reading.

Election petitions now available

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Posted on Mar 04, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

The Decatur County REMC nominating committee is seeking qualified members to run for directorship in Districts 1 and 2.  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… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in December

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Posted on Mar 04, 2022 in Decatur County REMC

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 Matt Raver and Crystal Greathouse. Upon motion made by Suzanne Parmer, seconded by Jason Barnhorst, and carried, the agenda was approved. Member Request to Address the… Continue reading.

Climbing toward their dreams

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Posted on Feb 26, 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

Whether it was first grade or eighth grade, the dream began early. On Dec. 17, 2021, that dream became reality for Jasper, Indiana’s Mitchell Werner and Greensburg, Indiana’s Waylan Case as they graduated from the North American Lineman Training Center. Both claimed their diplomas from the school in McEwen, Tennessee, with the help of a… Continue reading.

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