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.
Orange County REMC is an electric cooperative, which means the company adheres to the Seven Cooperative Principles as guidelines for how we do business. Principle 3 refers to Members’ Economic Participation. This means each member pays an equitable price to receive service, shares in the operational expenses, and also receives capital credits when they are… Continue reading.
Here in Southern Indiana, we are fortunate to have a multitude of trees that offer beauty, shade and a habitat for all sorts of birds and other wildlife. At Orange County REMC, we strive to balance maintaining beautiful surroundings and ensuring a reliable power supply by keeping power lines clear in rights of way (ROW). … Continue reading.
Cooperative leaders formed Hoosier Energy in 1949 to help electrify rural communities. Today, the generation and transmission cooperative serves 18 member systems in southern and central Indiana and southeastern Illinois. At the heart of the cooperative culture is an honest desire to provide services that value reliability, affordability and sustainability. These aspects connect to Hoosier… Continue reading.
Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to hold the election for the board of directors, share important financial information, occasionally vote on other matters such as bylaw changes and of course –– the great door prizes! Last year, with the uncertainties of the… Continue reading.
All REMC members who register and attend the Annual Meeting can vote for directors to serve the districts that are up for election in that calendar year. The information below details when deadlines occur in the election process. Incumbent directors whose terms expire in 2021: Danny Easterday, District 3 (shown in dark blue on map) Brian… Continue reading.
DISTRICT 3 Danny Easterday is the incumbent director from District 3. A lifelong resident of Orange County, he has served on the board for the past 27 years. He has earned the Credentialed Cooperative Director certification from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Easterday graduated from Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in agriculture. He… Continue reading.
The Orange County REMC office will be closed May 31 as our employees spend Memorial Day with their families. The office will also close at noon on June 4 as our employees prepare for the 2021 Annual Meeting.
Orange County REMC would like to advise members to only use our website for payments on your electric bill, not third party websites. Recently, members have found a company, “doxo.com”, that allows members to make payments to many companies including Orange County REMC. Unfortunately, a link to their site often comes up when members do… Continue reading.
Twice every year, Jared Murphy climbs into a helicopter to patrol miles and miles of transmission rights-of-way that crisscross southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. As vegetation management coordinator, Murphy is looking for dead trees, overgrown brush or any other vegetation growth threatening to interfere with power lines along Hoosier Energy’s nearly 1,700-mile transmission network. … Continue reading.
You expect reliable and affordable electricity from your electric cooperative, so how does your co-op deliver on that promise? A complex network of electricity generators and tens of thousands of miles of electrical lines work together to ensure that enough electricity is available on the coldest winter morning and during the dog days of summer…. Continue reading.