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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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Your REMC listens

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Posted on Sep 04, 2022 in Orange County REMC

As a residential member-consumer, the better we understand you, the better we can serve you. That’s why Orange County REMC occasionally surveys our members to identify emerging trends in power use. With the help of SMARInsights, an independent research firm, we are conducting an online survey to identify the types of heating and cooling systems,… Continue reading.

The butterfly effect

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Posted on Sep 02, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

Local student attends Youth Tour to D.C.

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Posted on Aug 03, 2022 in Orange County REMC

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.

Check out our website: myremc.coop

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Posted on Aug 03, 2022 in Orange County REMC

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.

Anniversaries and new faces

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Posted on Aug 03, 2022 in Orange County REMC

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.

Patoka Lake Clean Up Day

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Posted on Aug 03, 2022 in Orange County REMC

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.

Industry update

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Posted on Aug 03, 2022 in Orange County REMC

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.

Consortium to improve fiber connectivity

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Posted on Jul 28, 2022 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

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.

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Know the signs of a scam

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Posted on Jul 06, 2022 in Orange County REMC

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.

Utility receipts tax repealed

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Posted on Jul 06, 2022 in Orange County REMC

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.

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