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.
With three new grants being funded during the fourth quarter of 2021, the LaGrange County REMC Operation Round Up program has now given back more than $600,000 to our community. The money has been used by organizations who serve all sectors of our community — youth, seniors, young families, and everyone in-between. Since the beginning… Continue reading.
Whether you’ve already decked your halls or you’re just getting started, there’s still time to incorporate energy savings into your holiday décor planning. If you haven’t strung your twinkle lights, be sure to use LED light strands. LEDs consume far less energy than incandescent lights and they can last 40 holiday seasons. They’re also safer… Continue reading.
You’ve likely heard the phrase, “‘Tis better to give than to receive.” And this time of year is a wonderful opportunity to benefit your community (and Concern for Community is one of our guiding Cooperative Principles!). Here are a few ways you can have a meaningful impact this December: Volunteer your skills or strengths. Everyone… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC isn’t like other utilities — you, as a consumer and a member own a portion of the business. As a not-for-profit cooperative, any revenues in excess of expenses (we call them “margins”) accrued in a year are allocated in the form of capital credits to members who received electric service during that… Continue reading.
The Power Moves Home program is changing the way builders and homeowners think about energy efficiency. Homes built to the program’s standards are typically 40 percent more efficient than a traditional home. That means they use less energy, cost less to live in, and are more comfortable all year long. How does the program work?… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC apprentice lineman Michael Peterson has completed the Rural Electric Apprenticeship Program (REAP) and became a journeyman lineman on Oct. 4. REAP is a four-year program that includes intensive training through Indiana Electric Cooperatives, our statewide service organization. The program consists of 576 hours of classroom and skills instruction as well as 8,000… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC recently spent time installing the first of two 50-foot poles on the grounds of Prairie Heights School Corporation. Though the poles we set usually contain crossarms, transformers or wires, these didn’t include any of those. These poles had osprey perches attached on the top to help deter osprey from making nests on… Continue reading.
For the eighth year, LaGrange County REMC will help families offset the cost of 4-H enrollment. The first 200 youth who enroll in LaGrange County 4-H by Jan. 15, and whose families are REMC electric customers, will have their 4-H program fee reimbursed by LaGrange County REMC. Upon enrolling and paying the $15 program fee,… Continue reading.
This holiday season you’ll probably see lots of advertising for “smart” home this and “smart” home that. Commercials will highlight gadgets that make your life better because they make your home so dang smart. Rather than make promises about how “smart” these devices are, let’s talk about how they can be more helpful in your… Continue reading.
It was 1936. Electrifying rural LaGrange County farms and homes was not part of the plans of larger electric companies. To power their community, a group of neighbors rolled up their sleeves and decided to take matters into their own hands. The Rural Electrification Act had just become enacted into law by President Franklin D…. Continue reading.