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.
If saving money (and energy) is on your list of resolutions in 2017, you’re in luck! Your local electric cooperative has rebates and programs that will do both. The POWER MOVES® program offers money back on lighting, heating and cooling systems and heat pump water heaters for your home. Light your space when you replace… Continue reading.
Did you know that when you use electricity often matters as much as how much electricity you consume? It’s no surprise that electricity use fluctuates throughout the day based on consumer demand. Electric co-ops must be able to provide enough electricity to meet the energy demands of their members during times of highest energy use,… Continue reading.
On Oct. 25, the Marshall County REMC Operation Round Up® board awarded grants, totaling $3,525, to three organizations. Blessings in a Backpack of Plymouth received funding to assist in providing food to children. Blessings in a Backpack sends food items home each Friday, during the school year, with kids who don’t have food to eat… Continue reading.
Batteries provide a portable, and usually safe, source of electricity. From batteries in our cell phones to industrial-sized backups, we rely on them every day. Although they may seem harmless, safety should always be a top concern when using and replacing batteries. Batteries produce hydrogen gas. When hydrogen gas mixes with oxygen and meets an… Continue reading.
Bust out the hot chocolate and extra afghans, because winter weather has arrived. The extreme cold is bad enough, but if your energy use spikes it can really add insult to injury. Try out these tips to help you save energy — and money. Turn off those ventilation fans. If you have a ventilation fan in… Continue reading.
Marshall County REMC advises members to use extreme caution when paying their bills online or through the Marshall County REMC mobile app. Other websites claiming to be Marshall County REMC payment portals may charge a fee to sign up on their site or could potentially be a scam. The online bill payment customer service portal… Continue reading.
The annual Marshall County Ag Day was held Thursday, Sept. 15, for area third graders at Centennial Park in Plymouth. Children learned about the value of agriculture to our community. Presenter topics included bees/pollination, electric safety, ducks, swine, sheep, goats, dairy, beef, conservation of natural resources, crop production, farm safety and draft horses. Journeyman Lineman… Continue reading.
Page Day Page Day gives students an opportunity to see the Indiana Legislature in action. Highlights include touring the governor’s office and the Statehouse. Participants will also meet and have their pictures taken with their state legislators. The program is open to high school students. Students must have reliable transportation to and from the Indiana… Continue reading.
Ah, the Digital Age. We have gadgets galore; the ability to manage our homes in new and innovative ways; brilliant images and captivating sounds of modern entertainment options; and, of course, the internet. Clearly, digital devices reign supreme. Yet these cool new capabilities come with a couple of pitfalls — vampire loads and the issue… Continue reading.
When Ralphie Parker’s dad attempts to plug his glorious but tragically fra-gee-lee “Italian” leg lamp into an overloaded wall outlet in the holiday movie classic “A Christmas Story,” there first came a “snap of a few sparks” and the “whiff of ozone” before the lamp blazed forth in the front window. While that’s a funny… Continue reading.
The holidays are just around the corner. And because displays go up earlier and earlier in the stores, you’ve no doubt been tempted to purchase new holiday lights. Light-emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different…. Continue reading.
Electricity is something we all take for granted. Unless there’s a power outage, we assume when we flip the switch or turn on an appliance, everything will work as expected. We don’t always consider what will happen if something is awry. “If there’s a problem with your home’s wiring — or if it’s inadequate for the… Continue reading.