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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.

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Students

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Posted on Jan 04, 2020 in Orange County REMC

PAGE DAY  Spend a day in the Indiana Senate on Jan. 22 with students from electric cooperatives all over the state. Deadline to apply is Jan. 10.  YOUTH TOUR TO WASHINGTON D.C.  Students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2020 can apply for this trip of a lifetime to our nation’s… Continue reading.

2020 Rebate Program

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Posted on Jan 04, 2020 in Orange County REMC

AIR-TO-AIR HEAT PUMPS New construction or replacing gas or heat pump:  $750 — Dual/Variable Speed Compressor  Replacing electric resistance heat  $1,500 — Dual/Variable Speed Compressor  $800 — Single Speed Compressor  GEOTHERMAL HEAT PUMP New construction or replacing electric resistance heat, gas, heat pump or geothermal  $1,500 — Desuperheater or “hot water assist” required on new… Continue reading.

New employee update

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Posted on Jan 04, 2020 in Orange County REMC

Logan Laswell was recently hired as an apprentice lineman. He was formerly employed at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department as a deputy sheriff for the past three years. He currently resides in the Paoli Township area and is a 2010 Paoli High School graduate  Nicholas Snider was also recently hired as an apprentice lineman. He… Continue reading.

Lines that gallop

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Posted on Jan 02, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, General, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

When ice storms coat power lines, high winds can lead to lines that bounce and buck around. While rare, this movement is known as galloping lines.  Power lines are designed to sway, but if a wire is weighted down with ice and is pushed around from wind, it could move close to a grounded component… Continue reading.

Looking back on 2019

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Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Orange County REMC

By Matthew Deaton Most of you may be aware that we started the construction of a high-speed fiber-optic broadband network across our entire service territory completely from scratch. After just over one year of mainline construction, we have over 445 miles of distribution fiber installed and 1,428 drops installed to homes. At the time of… Continue reading.

Dates to remember

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Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Orange County REMC

HOLIDAY OFFICE CLOSINGS  The Orange County REMC office will be closed on the following dates, as our employees spend the Christmas and New Year’s holidays with their families.  Dec. 24-25, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Jan. 1, New Year’s Day  ENERGY EFFICIENT REBATE DEADLINE  The deadline to apply for an Orange County REMC rebate for energy… Continue reading.

2020 director election timeline

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Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Orange County REMC

Eugene Roberts, District 1, and Ben Lindsey, District 5, are incumbents whose terms expire in 2020.  Letters of intent due by February 6, 2020  Posting of incumbent list February 21, 2020  Names published in the March issue of Indiana Connection Magazine  Petitions of nominations due by April 22, 2020  Nominations by the board (absent incumbents… Continue reading.

Statement of non-discrimination

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Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Orange County REMC

Orange County Rural Electric Membership Corporation is the recipient of federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In accordance with Federal civil rights law and USDA civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discrimination based on… Continue reading.

Employee update

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Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Orange County REMC

Ashley Knight was recently hired as a member service representative for Orange County REMC.  Knight is the daughter of Callie Coulter and Rick Cowan of Orleans. She graduated Orleans high school in 2007. After high school Knight received an Associates of Sciences degree from University of Southern Indiana, along with certificates for expanded functions dental… Continue reading.

Fish Fry draws record crowd

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Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Orange County REMC

Nearly 850 members attended the Annual Member Appreciation Day Fish Fry on Oct. 18. This was far beyond the 600 we estimated would attend. We will continue to increase our preparations for next year. During the event, Gerald and Charlotte Brewer won the 49 inch 4K TV, and Patricia Geabes won the smoker. 

Smart communication with SmartHub

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Posted on Nov 28, 2019 in Orange County REMC

Have you ever had questions about Orange County REMC bill? Do you ever wonder your true use? If you’ve ever had questions about your account, our innovative web and mobile app, SmartHub, can help provide some answers.  SmartHub is available through the Orange County REMC website and as a mobile app through the Apple App… Continue reading.

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