Noble REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Albion, Indiana. As a cooperative, Noble 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.
No matter your job, a business owner lives in your house: you! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are actually an owner (a member-consumer) of the organization! Electric cooperatives sprang up across the U.S. in the 1930s as towns and cities across the nation gained access to electricity. The Rural Electrification Act… Continue reading.
Most of us use electricity, either directly or indirectly, at almost all times. Because electricity is so abundant and available with the simple flip of a switch, it’s easy to take it for granted. According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the typical U.S. household now uses more air conditioning, appliances and consumer electronics than… Continue reading.
They say it takes a village, but no village can grow without the vision of its leaders. For Augusta Hills Learning, Recreation and Community Center in Albion, that vision came from Bill and Marilyn Emmert. Bill, a former Noble REMC director, is no stranger to giving back to the community. However, he and his wife… Continue reading.
When most people graduate after four years of schooling, there’s a large ceremony with family and friends and time spent looking back on their achievements. But after four years, including 612 hours of classroom instruction and more than 8,000 hours of on-the-job-training as an apprentice lineman, Cody Kirkpatrick is only looking forward in his new… Continue reading.
There’s no doubt that there’s a need for more (and better) high-speed internet options in our area, but one of the biggest obstacles to making it a reality is funding. But you can help. Please take a minute of your time to complete Indiana Farm Bureau’s broadband speed test – and do so as many… Continue reading.
In Indiana, Mother Nature holds no punches. Regardless of season, she usually has surprises lurking around every corner. As we write this in July, she seems to favor high heat and humidity, with what seems like an unending amount of rain and thunderstorms, but by the time this is published in August, it could be… Continue reading.
These dog days of summer might have you considering putting those loitering summer sunrays to work making electricity for your home. Advances in technology have helped make the cost of solar energy more affordable. More people than ever before are considering adding solar panels to their home. But before you contact a solar panel sales… Continue reading.
Now that summer is in full swing, like many of you, I welcome more opportunities to be outdoors and enjoy the warmer weather. Summertime brings many of my favorite activities like cooking out with family and friends, afternoons on the water and simply slowing down a bit to enjoy life. But summer months also… Continue reading.
2020 was full of tough decisions in service to Noble REMC’s members, employees and community. While we were encouraged by the continued recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic earlier this year, too much was still undecided and unpredictable to plan and safely hold an in-person Annual Meeting and Picnic. With safety a top priority, members voted… Continue reading.
We know it’s been a while since you’ve seen your directors at the annual meeting and other community events. However, they’ve been working hard behind the scenes to continue to educate themselves through professional development and industry training. Noble REMC’s bylaws state that our directors are required to complete the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association… Continue reading.