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.
The Jan. 25, 2018, meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Crowe at 6:30 p.m., and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present except for Dan Schantz. Also present was CEO Brett Abplanalp. Upon motion by Jason Barnhorst, seconded by Steve AmRhein, and carried, the agenda of… Continue reading.
As April arrives, it brings with it the showers that produce spring flowers. It also marks the beginning of spring storm season, which can cause power outages. While Decatur County REMC strives to provide reliable electricity to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has other plans. Most of us can ride out a… Continue reading.
The Decatur County REMC committee for nominations met on Feb. 21. The nominating committee reports the nominations of the following named persons to be voted upon during the election period of the annual meeting of members of Decatur County REMC scheduled for June 22. 2018 board of directors candidates DISTRICT 5 Roy Friedersdorf Brian Scheidler… Continue reading.
How natural gas power plants work Natural gas facilities in use by Hoosier Energy add to system reliability, environmental stewardship and fuel diversity. Gas turbines, as shown above, operate by drawing ambient air through intake structures. Air is then compressed and mixed with natural gas and ignited in a combustion chamber. The exhaust gases are… Continue reading.
Decatur County REMC has been serving its members well for 80 years. We have been providing the same safe, reliable, and affordable electric service that you have come to expect as normal. Our way of doing things works. So if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right? Wrong! Here at Decatur County REMC, we are… Continue reading.
by Rachel Sullivan If you are like many Americans, when given the choice, you would prefer your energy come from renewable sources such as solar or wind power rather than fossil fuels. As electric utilities shift to more options that include renewable energy sources and make existing generation technologies cleaner, electricity uses less fossil fuel… Continue reading.
As the weather begins to warm up, kids and adults alike will soon head outside to play and perform winter clean up. Before you do, remember to look up and be alert for power lines and other electrical hazards. Follow these important safety steps: If a tree branch or tree breaks off and lands on… Continue reading.
The Dec. 21, 2017, meeting was called to order by Chairman Tom Crowe at 6:30 p.m., and Jason Barnhorst kept minutes of the meeting. All members of the board were present, as well as CEO Brett Abplanalp, attorney Robert Wickens, and Accounting and Finance Manager Karen Forshee. Upon motion by Jeff Lawrence, seconded by Steve… Continue reading.
by Rachel Sullivan Every five years, the U.S. Congress considers the Farm Bill, a bill that has huge implications for America’s electric cooperatives, including Decatur County REMC. The bill sets food and agriculture policy for the entire nation, affecting everything from what crops are grown to funding for food nutrition programs. The Farm Bill is… Continue reading.
Winter is here and the hunting schedule has been set for Turtle Creek Reservoir located in Sullivan County. Preference for sites will be given to parties of two and three with remaining blinds available for individual hunters. Turtle Creek Reservoir will be closed for fishing during waterfowl hunting periods that coincide with dates set by… Continue reading.
Isn’t it funny how things can take shape by chance? I really hadn’t considered what I was going to share this month, but as I sat down to pen some poetic and insightful nuggets of information for you, an underlying theme began to jump out at me. Last month, I touched on how much of… Continue reading.