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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.

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Fed cred

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Posted on Sep 01, 2019 in Heartland REMC

We spend a lot of time talking with our members about rebates that are available through not only Heartland REMC, but also the Power Moves program of our power supplier, Wabash Valley Power Alliance.  These rebates are great, and Heartland REMC is thankful we can provide incentives for updating your HVAC systems to become more… Continue reading.

Don’t fall behind!

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Posted on Aug 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

As school buses resume roaming roads and the sun starts setting sooner, it won’t be long before autumn arrives. Yet before pumpkin pie aroma fills the air and Halloween costumes decorate storefronts, you can still take advantage of the late summer to prepare your home for the fall and winter. Some suggested considerations include: Tackling… Continue reading.

Stay back; Stay safe

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Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Heartland REMC

Working with electricity can be a dangerous job, especially for lineworkers. In fact, USA Today lists line repairers and installers among the most dangerous jobs in the U.S. That’s why for Heartland REMC, safety is the number one priority. This is not empty talk. Over time, we have created a culture of putting our crews’… Continue reading.

Directors elected at annual meeting

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Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Heartland REMC

The annual meeting on June 22, 2019, included elections of directors in five districts. Elected to three-year terms were: • District 3 — Alan Amick • District 6 — Ted Martz • District 32 — Robert Hippensteel • District 33 — Jason Dawes • District 34 — Laura Cole

Celebrating the energy of cooperation

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Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Heartland REMC

The Fifth Annual Heartland REMC Meeting attracted nearly 4,000 attendees, June 22, at the Huntington County Fairgrounds. In his report to the members, REMC President Ralph Keefer spoke of Heartland REMC’s reliability numbers. Heartland REMC has seen a 56 percent decrease in outage durations over the last four years. He attributed this to aggressive tree… Continue reading.

Defining ‘Degree Days’

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Posted on Jul 26, 2019 in Heartland REMC

Weather can have a major impact on energy bills, and when the outdoor temperatures become extreme, your heating and cooling equipment works harder to keep your home comfortable.  Energy experts at Heartland REMC and throughout the utility industry use a measure called “degree days” to anticipate heating and cooling needs for the consumers they serve. … Continue reading.

Plan for the future to save money…and stay comfy!

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Posted on Jul 24, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The excitement of buying a house can soon be tempered by additional price tags that come with the purchased property. Older houses frequently mean older appliances and heating and cooling systems, which also are likely more inefficient than newer systems available today. They may even require you to plan for replacements in the not-too-distant future…. Continue reading.

Stay comfy this summer – and save!

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Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, General, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to: Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.

High-speed internet is coming your way!

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Posted on Jun 23, 2019 in Heartland REMC

If you attended this year’s annual meeting, you heard the big announcement: Heartland REMC — in partnership with TWN Communications — is bringing broadband internet to the rural areas we currently serve. Over the past couple of years, one of the biggest conversations in our part of the state has been centered on providing high-speed… Continue reading.

Firework safety tips

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Posted on Jun 23, 2019 in Heartland REMC

Fireworks and the Fourth of July go hand-in-hand, and we want you to have a safe, fun-filled celebration! About two-thirds of all fireworks-related injuries occur between June 16 and July 16, so keep these safety tips in mind:

Proudly sponsoring Honor Flight NE Indiana

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Posted on Jun 23, 2019 in Heartland REMC

Veterans on Honor Flight #31 to Washington, D.C., fall in for a photo at the World War II Memorial during the May trip. For more information on the Honor Flight program, upcoming trip schedules, veteran applications and guidelines, or to donate to fund the trip for a veteran, please visit www.hfnei.org.

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