Miami-Cass REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Peru, Indiana. As a cooperative, Miami-Cass REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
During its member appreciation day and annual meeting, Miami-Cass REMC was proud to award the following $500 scholarships to the following students: Ayris Gilbetson — IUK Lucretia Eckrote — IUPUI Ashley Rouch — Indiana Wesleyan University Julie Dyson — Ivy Tech Matthew Jelenek — Manchester University Adam Copp — Indiana University (Bloomington) Caitlin Hughes —… Continue reading.
Jeremy Stapleton is a Peru native and a graduate of Maconaquah High School. Prior to joining Miami-Cass REMC, he worked as a lineman for Peru Utilities for over five years. Before becoming a lineman, Stapleton worked for Bowyer Excavating for 12 years. He has been married to his wife, Elizabeth, for 18 years. The couple… Continue reading.
Counted seven board members present. Miami-Cass REMC attorney Jeremy Fetty also attended. Earl Ridlen from London Witte Group presented the yearly audit report. WVPA board report was given by Jim Savage. Monthly legal report was given by Fetty. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. June monthly… Continue reading.
Thomas Mills just finished his fifth year of submitting 4-H Electric projects. A homeschooled student from Cass County, he will be starting his junior year this fall. It’s Mills’ eighth year participating in 4-H, but he didn’t start submitting electric projects until his fourth year. Mills’ first project was a shaker light. However, he admits… Continue reading.
Miami-Cass REMC sponsored Cassandra Duckwall to attend the annual Touchstone Energy Camp. The camp was held in June at YMCA Camp Tecumseh in Brookston. Students entering seventh grade this fall were eligible to attend. Applications were anonymously judged by local community members who selected the participants of the three-day program. Campers enjoyed traditional outdoor… Continue reading.
Miami-Cass REMC sponsored three students on the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., this June. The trip provided young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, learn about government, experience American history and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative and our government. Area students participating on the trip were Avery Heishman, Kayla… Continue reading.
Resiliency of the grid is one of the most popular concepts being talked about in the electric industry today. This concept recently made headlines in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which caused extraordinary damage to Puerto Rico’s electric grid. The damage resulted in the longest sustained outage in U.S. history. Lack of resilience… Continue reading.
Counted seven board members present. Miami-Cass REMC attorney J. Michael Deweese also attended via teleconference. WVPA board report was given by Jim Savage. Monthly legal report was given by Deweese. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. June monthly operating, member services and safety reports were reviewed… Continue reading.
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.
While fireworks and Independence Day parades are synonymous with the Fourth of July, no such fanfare comes to mind when discussing energy efficiency. Perhaps it should. If you think about it, energy efficiency not only benefits individuals and families, but the country as a whole. Energy efficiency, combined with energy conservation and advances in technology… Continue reading.