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.
This summer, Hoosier Energy became the first generation and transmission cooperative in the country to receive the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Certificate of Inclusion (COI) to join the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the monarch butterfly. The butterfly’s migratory path and habitat go through the heart of Hoosier Energy’s service territory. If… Continue reading.
This summer we have experienced several strong storms that have brought down trees and caused outages. In those circumstances, here are some common things we hear from our members: When the power goes out, how do Orange County REMC crews know where to start working? How do you know if an outage has been reported? … Continue reading.
This summer, Mitchell High School student Emma Sowders was sponsored by Orange County REMC to attend the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, learn about government, experience American history and gain a better understanding about their electric cooperative. The students visited the Flight… Continue reading.
Remote bill pay options Our website details several ways to pay your bill without coming into the office. The Pay-by-Phone service allows members to pay their bill by check or credit card over the phone by calling 833-890-7734. SmartHub Our SmartHub app makes it easy to view and pay your bill from your computer or… Continue reading.
Marcy Bennett, office manager for Orange County REMC, celebrated 25 years of service on July 28. Lorena Lindsey, accounting assistant for Orange County REMC, celebrates 10 years of service on Aug. 16. Griffin Miller, operations intern this summer, lives in Jeffersonville and attends Floyd Central High School. He enjoys swimming, fishing, disc golf, and shooting.
The Patoka Lake Watershed Steering Committee is hosting the 16th annual Patoka Lake Clean Up on Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Patoka Lake Corps of Engineers Office at Patoka Lake Dam at 4512 Cuzco Road in Dubois. The event will begin at 8 a.m. EST. Participants of all ages and abilities can participate and will… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC crews are busy this summer performing maintenance and upgrades to keep our electric system in top shape. Please be aware of extra vehicles along roadways in the following areas: Pole testing crews are now working in the Chaillaux substation area. Meter technicians will be moving to the area served by the Spring Mill… Continue reading.
Fiber connectivity in and outside the state got a boost this summer when 21 electric and telephone cooperative service providers who offer communications services formed Accord Telecommunications Collaborative, LLC. The consortium’s goal, Accord Chair James Tanneberger, president and CEO of South Central Indiana REMC, noted, is “to work with fellow providers of all kinds to… Continue reading.
It’s no secret that consumers with a water, gas or electricity connection have long been targets for utility scams, but fraudsters have changed their tactics since the COVID-19 pandemic. As consumers became more reliant on technology for work, school and commerce, scammers noted these shifts and adapted their tactics to this changed environment. Imposter scams… Continue reading.
Beginning July 1, Hoosiers no longer have to pay the utility receipts tax. This tax elimination will annually put an estimated $28.5 million back in the pockets of 1.3 million Hoosiers served by the state’s 38 electric cooperatives. Orange County REMC consumers alone will save an estimated $241,329 annually from the repeal of this tax…. Continue reading.
Orange County REMC sponsored, from left, Sydney Flynn and Faith Edwards at the annual Camp Kilowatt. The camp was held June 8-11, at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana. Students entering seventh grade this fall were eligible to attend and were selected by their local cooperative to participate in the four-day program.