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. 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.
Board meets in February
Counted seven board members attending. Attorney Jeremy Fetty attended via teleconference. Jim Savage presented the WVPA report. Todd Smith presented the IEC report. Fetty presented the legal report. Rob Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. Financial report was given by Schwartz. December monthly operating, member services and… Continue reading.
Employee spotlight: Derek Haynes
Derek Haynes, lineman foreman for Miami-Cass REMC, started his career with the cooperative in September 2018 as a lineman. He worked in that position for his first year and transitioned to lead lineman for two years before starting his current position. As lineman foreman, Haynes is responsible for informing the crew of jobs, allocating daily… Continue reading.
Drivers pulling off the interstate to fill their gas tanks may soon encounter another type of auto fueling up during their stops: electric vehicles. Wabash Valley Power is one of eight utility partners planning an electric vehicle fast charger network across Indiana. WVPA plans to install four chargers: near Interstate 65, Interstate 70, Interstate 74… Continue reading.
Are you ready to serve?
In one of the most notable inaugural speeches given, President John F. Kennedy said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” His inspiring words urged Americans to take actions that benefited the greater good. In essence, Kennedy was saying our country thrives when we all… Continue reading.
Employee spotlight: Ronnie Rubio
Our latest cooperative employee to highlight is Ronnie Rubio, an underground installer with Broadway Broadband Powered by Miami-Cass REMC. He joined the team in October 2021 and is responsible for the installation of underground fiber from the utility pole to a member’s home in preparation for connection inside the home. Rubio is a 2012 graduate… Continue reading.
Is it time to service your cooling system?
When was your cooling system last serviced? Most manufacturers recommend an annual tune-up for your home’s cooling system. March is a great time to schedule this service so you can beat the summer rush when the pros are busiest. A qualified professional can check the amount of refrigerant, accuracy of the thermostat, condition of belts… Continue reading.
Board meets in January
Counted seven board members attending. Attorney Jeremy Fetty also attended via teleconference. CEO Rob Schwartz presented the WVPA report. Fetty presented the legal report. Schwartz presented the monthly CEO report. Minutes from the previous board meeting were approved. Financial report given by Schwartz. December monthly operating, member services and safety reports were reviewed and approved…. Continue reading.
Meter tampering is a crime
Meter tampering can result in electric shock, is illegal and will cost you hundreds of dollars in charges and fees. Never break a meter seal or open a meter base. Never remove a meter or alter an entrance cable in any manner. Only REMC personnel are authorized to work on your electric meter. If a… Continue reading.
Noble REMC energy advisor Brian Hawk worked with high school students pouring concrete in a project that taught even him valuable lessons. Hawk helped the students set forms and pour a basement using insulated concrete forms (ICF). ICF blocks are made from a foam exterior with rebar placed on the inside, which has connective plastic… Continue reading.