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.
Because electricity is so abundant, most folks do not think much about it. Since many of you have been spending more time at home over the past few months, you have likely been using more energy. And yet, we still expect an endless supply of power with uninterrupted service 24/7. Given how electricity powers our… Continue reading.
As the weather heats up, we are continuing to push forward to build out the new high-speed internet system as fast as possible. Along the way, we have been asked a lot of questions about what the system will look like at your home. The building process so far has focused on the main… Continue reading.
We spend a lot of time talking with you, our members, about rebates that are available through not only Heartland REMC but the Power Moves program. These rebates are great and we here at Heartland REMC are thankful we can provide incentives for updating your HVAC systems so they are more energy efficient. Depending on… Continue reading.
Technology advances in electric vehicle development have shifted heads to considering possibilities for the energy industry. EVs are still a small portion of the total U.S. automobile sales but it’s growing rapidly. CNBC reported in May that an industry research firm predicts that the global market for EVs, which are automobiles powered by a rechargeable… Continue reading.
We know our members are seeing a pick up in activity. You may see large fiber reels and wonder what is happening. New damper boxes and shelters are going in throughout the area. It’s a very exciting time! But, we also know there are some questions about when we will get to hook up service… Continue reading.
You might plant shrubs and bushes to make your yard look nicer. They might also lower your energy bill. Careful landscape planning can help protect a house from summer’s hot sun and winter’s cold winds. Here’s a quick guide to saving energy through smart planting: Determine the climate in your community and even in your… Continue reading.
When you plug a lamp or an appliance into a socket, you expect to be able to turn it on. Sometimes, though, you’ll find that the outlet is “dead.” Before you call an electrician, check a few things out: Plug something different into the same outlet. It could be that the problem is with the… Continue reading.
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.