National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But electric lineworkers are up to the task. These brave… Continue reading.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers. Distribution lines: These lines and equipment are owned by member-co-ops who deliver energy to member-consumers. The most common voltage of distribution lines is 12,470 kV…. Continue reading.
Regular readers of Electric Consumer may be perplexed by a few things: Why haven’t you received your Electric Consumer in the mail this month? Why is your cooperative CEO writing a column in a new magazine that showed up in the mail? There’s a simple explanation. Starting this month, Electric Consumer has a new name:… Continue reading.
Our hard-working linemen are such an important part of our company and community. Will you join us in showing them some love? Orange County REMC is hosting a card party for our linemen on April 1. We’re asking members to write a note of appreciation and mail it to Orange County REMC, ATTN: Love Our… Continue reading.
In recent years lighting has gone through significant changes. New LED bulbs last longer, cost less to use and are getting cheaper to purchase. However, it can be a little confusing when shopping for bulbs, since in years past all we typically compared was watts. New labels have much more information. Take a look at… Continue reading.
There are many ways that Orange County REMC provides you with safe, reliable electric service. One of the most common and crucial ways is referred to as right-of-way clearing (or vegetation management). A right-of-way (ROW) refers to a strip of land underneath or around power lines that Orange County REMC has the right and responsibility… Continue reading.
Orange County REMC is pleased to announce that the first beta test has been connected and is operational, and phase 1 of the Orange County Fiber project is on schedule to be completed later this spring. Construction of phase 2 will begin in May and should be completed within 18 months. The area included in… Continue reading.
2019 director election timeline Randy Roberts (district 2) Rodney Hager (district 4) and George Key (district 7) are incumbents whose terms expire in 2019. Petitions of nominations due by April 23. Nominations by the board (absent incumbents seeking re-elections or petitioners) by April 23. Full slate of candidates posted and mailed by May 17. All… Continue reading.
These images show the difference the temperature of light can make in a workspace or at home. On the left is a light source that has a color temperature that produces light that has a blue tint. The photo on the right is a warmer temperature light source that adds more yellow or warm light… Continue reading.
I recently read an article that the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) published, and I thought it would be helpful for our members to hear firsthand of how a manager/CEO and board of directors relationship should work vs. how it works here at your cooperative. Additionally, I thought how important this relationship directly translates… Continue reading.
youth tour to Washington, d.c. Students who will be high school seniors in the fall of 2019 can apply for this trip of a lifetime to our nation’s Capital. The Indiana delegation will meet in Indianapolis on June 13 and travel to Gettysburg and the Flight 93 9/11 Memorial before going to Washington, D.C., for… Continue reading.