LaGrange County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in LaGrange, Indiana. As a cooperative, LaGrange 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.
To help those affected by COVID-19, Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana used its $1,500 Operation Round Up grant, awarded in January, to provide 7,900 pounds of food to LaGrange County residents from January through June this year. This represented 10% of its total distribution. Pictured at right is one such distribution through its… 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.
It’s a familiar scene: poles and wires stretching into the distance alongside a rural highway. This image might appear no different now than it did many years ago. But look more closely. Invisible to most of us is an overlay of new equipment — chips, sensors and fiber — linking remote distribution infrastructure to the… Continue reading.
When LaGrange County REMC employees would normally be setting up tables and unloading soda, buns and chips, we were instead testing out our training room to broadcast our annual meeting live on Facebook. It was a strange feeling, knowing we wouldn’t get to celebrate with you, our members, in person with our traditional lunch and… Continue reading.
My mom’s go-to phrase anytime my sister or I left a door open on the house is one many will recognize: “Were you born in a barn?!” From a building science perspective, I need to talk to you about opening your doors and windows during the summer months and how my mom — and your… Continue reading.
Did you know you can purchase your water heater directly from your trusted electric cooperative? That’s us! LaGrange County REMC. Whether you’re replacing your old water heater or installing one in a new home, we provide an energy efficient option in A.O. Smith’s water heaters, and we do it at cost. The water heaters, which… Continue reading.
June 10 marked one of the worst and most widespread storms to affect our system in decades. Within minutes of storm clouds appearing in the distance, the sky was dark and up to 90-mph winds were tearing down trees and utility poles throughout LaGrange County. The sun came back out within an hour of the… Continue reading.
When the power goes out, we expect it to be restored within a few hours. But when a major storm or natural disaster causes widespread damage, extended outages may result. Our line crews work long, hard hours to restore service safely to the greatest number of consumers in the shortest time possible. Here’s what’s going… 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.
It takes a village. While you’ve probably seen our lineworkers out on a job site or spoken to our energy advisor during an audit, there are many behind the scenes at LaGrange County REMC who also labor tirelessly to help keep the lights on. However, they do so with little or no public recognition or… Continue reading.
Members on Royer Lake celebrated Earth Day early and in a special way this year. LaGrange County REMC linemen spent their morning April 21 installing three poles around the lake to serve as perches for ospreys to eventually build their nests. For those who have never seen an osprey, they are a large raptor (hawk),… Continue reading.