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.
Born and raised in Noble County, Noble REMC Director Joe Hutsell sees it as his mission to give back to the community that gave so much to him growing up. He started as a volunteer firefighter at age 18 and soon moved to his position as a member of the Noble County Sheriff’s Department. This… Continue reading.
It was the cooperative difference that attracted two of Noble REMC’s newest employees, and it seems they’re doing all they can to make a difference in their respective positions. Journeyman Lineman TYLER RHOADES and Right-of-Way Crew Member COLE KNOX each started their tenure at Noble REMC in March. Both quickly found their place within the… Continue reading.
Trees and power lines often coexist without problems. However, there are precautions to take when planting a tree. Quick Tips for safely planting a tree: Call 811 to have underground utilities marked at least a few working days, but no less than two full working days, before digging (IC 8-1-26). Knowing their locations helps you… Continue reading.
“Commitment to community” is one of the pillars that sets Noble REMC apart from other organizations. That’s why we’re so grateful to our members who help us in our mission to give back through our Operation Round grant program. With more than 85% of our members participating in the program, the pennies donated by rounding… Continue reading.
Noble REMC aims to always be at the forefront of new technology, especially when it betters the lives of our members and the co-op. That’s why we’re excited about the rise and diversity in electric vehicles. It gives us an opportunity to innovate. That’s what led to the launch of our electric vehicle (EV) pilot… Continue reading.
Electric vehicle owner Laura Matney giggled while glancing at goods when visiting a gas station convenience store. Matney, the marketing manager for Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA) and a Power Moves® team member, traveled with her family from Indiana to Sarasota, Florida, in their electric Tesla Model 3. It was Matney’s longest journey in an… Continue reading.
Late summer and early fall often bring tornadoes and floods to our part of the country, so it’s smart to take precautions after a storm hits. Keep in mind that debris from storms can easily ignite if it comes into contact with downed power lines, especially if electrical wires are severed. Also, standing water and… Continue reading.
In a recent discussion about the ever-rising daily cost of living, I was asked what impacts electricity prices. Just as inflation has impacted everything from the price of gasoline to the price of eggs, costs for distributing power to your home have risen. Fortunately, Noble REMC electricity prices have increased only slightly compared to the… Continue reading.
Cooperative, community and camp came together June 7-10, when Noble REMC was fortunate to sponsor three local students to attend Camp Kilowatt in Brookston. Students entering seventh grade this fall were eligible to attend. The camp combines traditional outdoor camp activities with environmental education, electrical safety practices and cooperative business education. So what did our… Continue reading.
In addition to our annual 4-H voucher program — which provides a bill credit for members who register their children in 4-H — Noble REMC continues to support the program throughout the year with our 4-H Electric Workshop, as well as judging at area 4-H fairs. We held our workshop in June this year, where… Continue reading.
Indiana Youth Tour is described by our delegates as a once-in-a-lifetime experience for high school juniors from our cooperative family, where students travel to Washington, D.C., to learn about public service, our nation’s history and the electric co-op story. Noble REMC had the opportunity to sponsor two students on the Indiana Youth Tour June 11-18:… Continue reading.
It’s no wonder history fascinates Noble REMC’s Meter Supervisor Dan Cochard. Growing up on a golf course west of Albion, he’s immersed himself in the history of Noble County, from reading his favorite book – “Alvord’s History of Noble County, Indiana” (the 1895 edition, of course) – to searching for Native American artifacts to learning… Continue reading.