Heartland REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in northeastern Indiana. As a cooperative, Heartland 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.
Believe it or not, there’s a stiff, cold wind out there that’s helping to heat your home in the winter. And there’s a blazing hot sun in the sky that can keep you cool all summer long. Over the past decade, the way we generate electricity has changed dramatically. Advances in technology have made sustainable… Continue reading.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Heartland REMC 2020 Annual Member Meeting has been canceled. The meeting, originally scheduled for June 27, draws an average of 4,000 people. To keep the members and employees safe and to comply with social distancing guidelines during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Heartland REMC board of directors decided to… Continue reading.
Heartland REMC continues to grow and maintain a strong financial position. In 2019, this financial strength allowed the board of directors to approve and pay out members’ capital credits up to a 30-year rotation. This strong financial position also brought about the board’s approval of the high-speed broadband internet project in 2019. The groundwork and… Continue reading.
2019 was highlighted with the announcement of our broadband project. This project will bring true high-speed internet to our entire service area including members and non-members. High-speed internet has become such a crucial part of our everyday lives that it has become virtually essential to function in this technology-enhanced world. With a large part of… Continue reading.
Years of power tool shopping for Father’s Days past have probably yielded the dad in your life a garage or shed full of handy gadgets. This year, give him the tools he needs to use his stockpile safely. For table saws and other large tools, give your dad a motor safety switch with a large… Continue reading.
June is Home Safety Month. It’s a good time to check for all kinds of hazards in your home, especially when electricity is involved. Start with a self-audit of your home — something you should turn into an annual ritual. Check that all of your appliances are still in working order by turning them on… Continue reading.
It’s Father’s Day, Dad, and you’re probably itching to get outside and use those new power tools you just unwrapped. But beware: Home repairs can be a dangerous undertaking when electricity is involved. So, use care with electrical equipment and steer clear of power lines. Use common sense and a bit of caution when you’re… Continue reading.
Heating and cooling costs account for around half of a user’s energy bill according to the U.S. Department of Energy. To reduce energy use and cut home energy costs, the most impact can be made by programming the thermostat. The right thermostat settings could yield energy savings of 8-15%, and new technology is making it… Continue reading.
Does it seem odd that a company would encourage people to use less of what it sells? Probably. But then, Wabash Valley Power has always been a different kind of electric company. If you’re not familiar with Wabash Valley Power, we are the wholesale electricity supplier for 23 local electric cooperatives in Indiana, Illinois, and… Continue reading.
Now more than ever, Heartland REMC is seeing an overwhelming demand for reliable high-speed internet in our service territory. Even with today’s uncertainty, we continue to push this project forward with some exciting news: Currently, we have four crews working in the area! Two crews are working on the main fiber line. In electric utility… Continue reading.
Heartland REMC is again offering financial scholarships to assist students of REMC members. At this year’s Annual Meeting – scheduled for Saturday, June 27 – the names of 20 eligible winners will be drawn at random and announced near the close of the co-op’s business meeting. Under the guidelines, winning students will receive $500 to… Continue reading.