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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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Small change changes lives

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Posted on Jan 07, 2021 in Orange County REMC

Operation Round up is a program that allows REMC members to automatically round-up their monthly bill to the next dollar. The extra few cents from each rounded up account is put into a fund that is overseen by a group of trustees who are also REMC members. Local groups, programs and organizations can apply for… Continue reading.

Martin completes term as Operation Round Up trustee

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Posted on Jan 07, 2021 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC recognizes Mark Martin and thanks him for his service to the co-op and community. Martin completed his term as District 7 Operation Round Up trustee at the last meeting, after serving since December 2014.  David Manship will be the new District 7 trustee, starting this month. Thank you for your service, Mark!

New faces at the REMC

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Posted on Jan 07, 2021 in Orange County REMC

Daniel Houchin Daniel Houchin is the new director representing District 1 of the Orange County REMC territory. Houchin filled the seat left vacant by the passing of longtime director Eugene Roberts. Daniel is a 2007 graduate of West Washington High School. He and his wife, Katie, have been married for five years and have a… Continue reading.

Youth programs canceled

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Posted on Jan 07, 2021 in Orange County REMC

After careful deliberation, the Touchstone Energy Camp Committee and Youth Tour Committee decided that for the safety and well-being of our students, chaperones, and staff, these youth programs for 2021 have been canceled. We hope to bring these important programs back for our students in 2022.

2021 rebate program announced

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Posted on Jan 07, 2021 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” recommended on new… Continue reading.

From the front lines

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Posted on Jan 05, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

In his 27 years at Hoosier Energy, Line Foreman Mark Richardson has trekked countless hours across the hills and hollers of southern Indiana and Illinois to find downed power lines. Each winter storm comes with its own challenges complicated by cold temperatures and snowfall. Richardson recalls a rough snowstorm several years ago, when he and… Continue reading.

Volunteer to make an impact

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Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in Orange County REMC

With the holiday season upon us and the new year just around the corner, I can’t help but reflect on the gratitude I feel for our community. I think most will agree this has been a year like no other — certainly in my lifetime. And while we’ve seen our share of challenges, I am… Continue reading.

2021 timeline for REMC director election

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Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in Orange County REMC

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 in map below)… Continue reading.

At your REMC

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Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in Orange County REMC

Calendars and Farmers’ Almanacs Stop by the REMC office and pick up your free copy of the 2021 Farmers’ Almanac and the 2021 Cooperative Calendar of Student Art.  2021 Rebate Program If you’re thinking about an energy efficient upgrade to your home or business, visit www.myremc.coop to get information about the 2021 Rebate Program. Scholarships… Continue reading.

Smart communication with SmartHub

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Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in Orange County REMC

Have you ever had questions about Orange County REMC bill? Do you ever wonder how much electricity you use, and when? 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… Continue reading.

New faces at your cooperative

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Posted on Nov 30, 2020 in Orange County REMC

Holt joins Orange County Fiber Michael Holt has been recently hired as a Fiber Technician for the Orange County Fiber team. He earned his degree in telecommunications fom Lincoln Trails College. He and his wife Joy have a son, Tristian, and a daughter, Leona. Houchin named to board of directors Daniel Houchin is the new… Continue reading.

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