Marshall County REMC
Marshall County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Plymouth, Indiana. As a cooperative, Marshall 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.
New smart technology can save you energy – and money
As technology transforms the way we live, appliances have evolved as well. New smart, internet-enabled appliances keep you comfortable, while other upgrades also reduce your energy use to save you money. As more internet-enabled technology becomes available, it’s important to see how these devices’ energy use compares to your current equipment. Different appliances will vary… Continue reading.
Microgrids: electricity’s future?
Tourists visiting Alcatraz learn about the island’s prison history under light bulbs energized by the high-tech future — one of the nation’s largest microgrids, which powers the site. Microgrids are localized energy grids that can operate independently. As new energy sources power more of the nation’s towns and cities, new technologies ensure that these sources… Continue reading.
Would you drive on a highway blindfolded? Of course not. However, if you text while driving 55 mph on a highway, you are essentially doing just that. Five seconds is the average time your eyes are off the road while texting. When traveling at 55 mph, that’s like driving the length of a football field… Continue reading.
Danger in the sky
When should activities be stopped during storms? If you see lightning. The ability to see lightning varies depending on the time of day, weather conditions, and obstructions such as trees, mountains, etc. In clear air, and especially at night, lightning can be seen from storms more than 10 miles away if obstructions do not limit… Continue reading.
Proudly sponsoring Honor Flight
This photo honors the veterans who participated in Honor Flight #28 to Washington, D.C., in May. For more information on the Honor Flight program, upcoming trip schedules, veteran applications and guidelines, or to donate, please visit www.hfnei.org.
Each month, Marshall County REMC linemen attend various safety training sessions in conjunction with Indiana Electric Cooperatives. This includes the pole top rescue pictured here. Pole top rescue training is designated to retain a lineman’s ability to properly rescue an injured and/or stranded lineman. As part of the annual training session, each lineman must climb… Continue reading.
Electrical safety tips for all ages
Does your family know what to do in case of… Electrical Fire: Turn off the power, if possible. Never throw water on an electrical fire! Use a multipurpose fire extinguisher or one that is rated for electrical fires. Downed Wire: Stay away from the wire. Do not touch anything or anyone that is touching it. … Continue reading.
Commitment to community
The Community Foundation received $5,000 to assist with flood relief in Marshall County. The Community Foundation is working to raise $200,000 to help flood victims of Marshall County. Two homes were destroyed, and 140 were heavily damaged — many without flood insurance. United Way is urging the community to support these families in need. Donations… Continue reading.
Keep cool and save!
The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to: Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.
Where would you be without those time- and labor-saving appliances in your kitchen and laundry room? You’d probably be right there in the kitchen and laundry room a lot longer than you are now, tackling chores the hard way like folks did before electricity. And that’s certainly not practical, considering today’s hectic lifestyles! Those appliances… Continue reading.
Safety above all else
Safety is a serious issue, especially when it comes to electrical safety. For Marshall County REMC, it’s the number one priority. This is not empty talk. Over time, Marshall County REMC has created a culture of safety by putting our employees’ safety and that of the community above all else. At its essence, Marshall County… Continue reading.