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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.

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COVID relief assistance

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Posted on Jul 31, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

The Silent Charge

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Posted on Jul 24, 2020 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

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.

Contributing To A Smarter Grid

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Posted on Jul 07, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

Annual meeting goes virtual

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Posted on Jul 07, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

Ask The Energy Advisor

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Posted on Jul 07, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

Through the storm

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Posted on Jul 07, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

Then & Now: WVPA’s approach to making electricity

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Posted on Jun 30, 2020 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

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.

Perching on a pole

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Posted on Jun 06, 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

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.

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