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.
Camp Kilowatt | June 8–11 A fun and unique camp experience for students entering seventh grade. The camp takes place in early June and gives kids a chance to learn about energy while making new friends and enjoying activities and games. This three-day camp includes horseback riding, electric cooperative education, rock climbing, swimming, and much… Continue reading.
It now pays more than ever – literally – to consider installing a closed loop geothermal system to heat and cool your home. The Power Moves® rebate for closed loop geothermal systems has increased to $2,000 for 2022. The rebate is for closed loop geothermal heat pumps installed in new homes or in existing homes… Continue reading.
As I’ve noted before in my past columns, the energy industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as consumer demand for renewable energy sources grows, and innovation and technology continue to advance exponentially. You’re likely witnessing this energy evolution first-hand. In driving across the region, you may have noticed fields of solar panels owned by WVPA… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC received a $1.63 million grant from the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) to expand the current fiber broadband project to include an additional 1,204 unserved homes and businesses in LaGrange County. RDOF is an FCC initiative to help fund broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas in rural… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC apprentice lineman Colton Feller has completed the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program (REAP) and became a journeyman lineman this month. REAP is a four-year program through Indiana Electric Cooperatives, our statewide service organization. The program consists of 576 hours of classroom and skills instruction as well as 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. Upon… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC recently welcomed two tree-trimmers/groundmen to its team: Jeff Patrick and Cole Harmes. Patrick joined the co-op on Oct. 25 after working at Jayco for three years. He revealed that there is a lot to learn on the electric distribution system but has loved working with the guys. “It’s a great work environment,”… Continue reading.
For every five years of service, employees and directors are recognized for their commitment to serving the members of LaGrange County REMC. In November, the co-op celebrated five individuals for their service. Pictured, from left, Director Shane Rasler, 5 years; Amanda Prough, 5 years; Gerald Young, 35 years; Colton Feller, 5 years; and Michael Peterson,… Continue reading.
The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. I’m the member of my household who is ready to put the Christmas tree and lights up the day after Halloween. There is just something about the glow of those lights in the evening that gives me a sense of comfort and peace that… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC employees recently celebrated a milestone. Eighty-five years ago, several farmers joined together to create a powerful tradition. The cooperative was established, and they began the daunting task of building poles and stringing line that would bring electric power to members throughout LaGrange County. In the early ’30s the American economy was sluggishly… Continue reading.
Last month, LaGrange County REMC unveiled its new app and online payment portal. With a modern layout, it is much simpler to use. Just like our old app, you will be able to view your account(s), monitor energy use, pay your bill online and set up auto pay. With the new portal and app, you’ll… Continue reading.