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.
Michael Huppenthal was recently elected to the LaGrange County REMC board of directors to represent District 1. He was raised in Schererville, Indiana, and moved to LaGrange in 1993. Huppenthal is the pipeline technician for TC Energy. He was an active member of the LaGrange Jaycees and held elected positions in the organization. He is… Continue reading.
After serving as LaGrange County REMC’s distribution system engineer for two years, Brandon Altimus has been promoted to the co-op’s engineering and operations manager. “Though starting his career in the automotive industry, he has picked up quickly on electric distribution system engineering and implemented many new processes improving efficiency in both engineering and materials management. … Continue reading.
Energy efficiency has its advantages! Courtesy of LaGrange County REMC’s Power Moves program, Prairie Heights School Corporation recently took advantage of the program. It received over $11,000 in rebates for installing energy-efficient LED lighting in many of the classrooms. Pictured receiving the rebate check above are, from left, LaGrange County REMC Energy Advisor Jake Taylor,… Continue reading.
With the arrival of harvest time, Indiana’s farmers are shifting into high gear as they move into their fields to bring in their crops. The increased activity puts farmers and farm workers at greater risk. Always look up and around before moving or raising equipment. Keep in mind power lines sag between poles, especially on… Continue reading.
When your local electric cooperative’s energy advisor is stumped by a perplexing power problem, the solution may come from a fellow energy advisor in another town – or even another state. Local electric cooperatives, including your power provider, vary in size and the number of homes and businesses they serve. Yet they are… Continue reading.
Until you pause to think about it, it’s easy to overlook the convenience of electricity. While much has happened since 1936, thinking back to a time when LaGrange County residents went without electricity truly wasn’t that long ago. Today, 85 years later, we’re honored to celebrate our anniversary with you. To help commemorate the occasion,… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC traditionally volunteers to help judge local 4-H Electric projects at the LaGrange County Fair. Jake Taylor, our energy advisor, along with representatives from Noble REMC also judged electric projects at the Noble County Fair and the Dekalb County Fair. Judging was a little different this year as 4-H members were able to… Continue reading.
LaGrange County REMC employees Amanda Prough and Jayson Rainsberger endured some raindrops while helping a member pre-register for broadband at our drive-thru event that took place during the LaGrange County Fair.
For just pennies a month, the power of our members joining together is making a huge impact on our community. Thanks to our participating members for allowing their bills to be rounded up each month to the nearest dollar. Since the beginning of the program in January 2002, over $590,000 has been given back to… Continue reading.