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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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Line inspection tool helps improve grid resiliency

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Posted on Dec 01, 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

Hoosier Energy, your co-op’s power provider, routinely inspects grid components, including the conductor that transmits high-voltage power throughout central and southern Indiana. This process is labor-intensive as it requires de-energizing a portion of the grid. Line crews can then safely remove a section of the conductor and send it to a lab to determine if… Continue reading.

It’s a Matter of (Co-op!) Principles (Part 2)

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Posted on Nov 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

You may recall that last month my column touched on the first three Cooperative Principles, so this month, I’d like to tell you about the remaining four principles. The Cooperative Principles are essential to the co-op business model and benefit all members of the co-op.  Autonomy and Independence The fourth principle, Autonomy and Independence, means… Continue reading.

Meet Sam Miller

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Posted on Nov 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Academic background: 2018 graduate of Greensburg Community High School. Currently a senior at Marian University in Indianapolis, studying history and communication with a digital media concentration.  Excurricular activities: Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society, the Marian Phoenix, Marian Ambassadors, and the Marian Knight Dance Team (two seasons as a performing athlete and two as a social… Continue reading.

Summary of board’s meeting in August

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Posted on Nov 02, 2021 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 with Jason Barnhorst attending virtually. Also present were CEO Brett Abplanalp, employees Matt Raver and Crystal Greathouse, and guest speaker Larry Feltner. Upon motion made by Dale Wernke, seconded by Brian Scheidler, and carried… Continue reading.

Solar collaboration

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Posted on Oct 28, 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

Renewable energy is expanding across the nation – including right here in Indiana. A 120 MW solar project named Rustic Hills Solar will be built in Warrick County bringing energy to 17,000 homes. To accomplish this power output, the project will encompass 640 acres and provide jobs for 300 Hoosiers to build the solar array…. Continue reading.

It’s a Matter of (Co-op!) Principles

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Posted on Oct 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Decatur County REMC (DCREMC) all share something in common: we’re all cooperatives.  We may be in different industries, but we all share a passion for serving our members and helping our communities to thrive. In fact, all cooperatives adhere to the same set of seven principles that… Continue reading.

Harvest safety tips for farmworkers

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Posted on Oct 02, 2021 in Decatur County REMC

Maintain a 10-foot clearance around all utility equipment in all directions. Use a spotter and deployed flags to maintain safe distances from power lines and other equipment when doing field work. If your equipment makes contact with an energized or downed power line, contact us immediately by phone and remain inside the vehicle until the… Continue reading.

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