Orange County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Orleans, Indiana. As a cooperative, Orange 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.
DYLAN LOWE joined the REMC team as our new journeyman lineman in September. Lowe is from Paoli and graduated from Paoli Junior-Senior High School. He lives in French Lick with his fiance, Hayley, and son, Payton. He enjoys duck hunting and golfing.
STUDENTS: mark your calendar for these great summer opportunities. Sixth grade students can apply to attend Camp Kilowatt (formerly Touchstone Energy Camp) June 5–8. High School juniors can apply for an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., on the Indiana Youth Tour, June 16–23. Watch next month’s Indiana Connection for more information. Online applications… Continue reading.
As one of Hoosier Energy’s strategic priorities, continuous improvement has always been a key part of the company’s mindset. A commissioned team spent over a year developing a program centered around this concept. As a result, Hoosier Energy’s new Rural Electric Continuous Improvement Program (RECIP) is now active. Starting this past May, all Hoosier Energy… Continue reading.
October is National Co-op Month, and Orange County REMC is joining cooperatives across the U.S. to celebrate. Co-ops come in all shapes and sizes, but they each have a common goal: to provide goods or services for the members (who are also part owners) of the co-op. Electric co-ops, including Orange County REMC, exist to… Continue reading.
ANDREW BENNETT joined the Orange County Fiber team as the new locator on Aug. 14. Bennett is from West Baden and graduated from Springs Valley High School. Welcome, Andrew!
Orange County REMC members who participate in Operation Round Up allow their monthly electric bills to be “rounded up” to the next dollar. That spare change is placed in a community fund, overseen by a volunteer board of trustees. This volunteer board meets four times a year to review the requests for grants. Local community… Continue reading.
Don’t let standby power haunt your energy bills! Phantom loads are electric devices that keep using power even when you’re not using them. Stop these energy ghosts by unplugging such devices when they’re not in use. For a more convenient option, plug several devices into an advanced power strip or smart plug, which automatically cuts… Continue reading.
The key to resiliency is to keep moving forward, be it in life or business — that was the message that retired Navy SEAL Clint Emerson delivered in his speech during the final session of Hoosier Energy’s 2023 Strategic Issues Forum. Held in French Lick, the theme of the mid-August event was “Powering Resilience: Inspire,… Continue reading.