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.
Hoosier Energy and its 18 member distribution cooperatives officially launched the WhyElectrify website, www.whyelectrify.com, on March 1. WhyElectrify is a one-stop resource to get answers for your energy questions. “There really was a lack of educational resources for member-consumers to learn about what’s happening in the industry, what’s happening with technology,” said Hoosier Energy Manager… Continue reading.
You’ve likely noticed Orange County REMC’s crews out and about, working on power lines and other electrical equipment in our community. It’s no secret that a lineworker’s job is tough — but it’s a job that’s essential and must be done, often in challenging conditions. This month, as we celebrate Lineworker Appreciation Day on April… Continue reading.
Orange County Fiber employee Darrell Burkett retired on Feb. 18, with 3.5 years at Orange County Fiber as the fiber coordinator. Prior to working at Orange County Fiber, Burkett spent 30 years with General Motors and 13 years in the fiber optic field. Burkett will now take the title of “on call papaw.” The management… Continue reading.
Before you dig, dial 811 or visit www.call811.com to protect underground utilities. Careless digging poses a threat to people, pipelines and underground facilities. Contact 811 first and help keep our community safe.
Each year, we mark a special day to say “Thank You” to the lineworkers that keep the power flowing to the homes, farms and businesses in our community. Please join us, by visiting our the Orange County REMC Facebook page and leaving a note of appreciation for our hard-working linemen. #THANKALINEWORKER
Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station in Sullivan County has a new owner — Hallador Power Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Terre Haute-based Hallador Energy Company. The transaction — which includes a 3 ½ year power purchase agreement (PPA) — is scheduled to close in mid-July once required governmental and financial approvals are obtained. Here’s what… Continue reading.
In one of the most notable inaugural speeches given, John F. Kennedy spoke his famous words, “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… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC’s Lorena Lindsey submitted a photo she took of an sunrise at Crest Haven Cemetery to the RE (Rural Electric) Magazine photo contest. The photo won “Photo of the Month” for October 2021. Later, the winning photos from each month of 2021 ran head-to-head in a contest to be named “Photo of the… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC appreciates the patience and support of our members during the ice storm we experienced in early February. We are also extremely proud of our employees who worked in some tough conditions during outage recovery.