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Ensuring power reliability

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Posted on May 11, 2024 in Kankakee Valley REMC

Transformers and electrical lines are critical in delivering power to homes and businesses. At KV REMC, we take the safety and reliability of these components seriously, which is why our dedicated crews perform year-round inspections. These inspections aren’t just routine; they’re vital for preventing outages, identifying potential hazards, and maintaining the integrity of our system…. Continue reading.

Director election results

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Posted on May 08, 2024 in Boone REMC

Thanks to the more than 1,500 of our members who participated in this year’s director election! Three directors were elected to three-year terms at the annual business meeting held on April 20 at the Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds. Brian Gott was elected to a three-year term to represent District 4 upon the retirement of G…. Continue reading.

Checklist for a power outage

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Posted on May 08, 2024 in Boone REMC

IF YOUR POWER GOES OUT: □ Check your electric service panel. □ If the main circuit breaker is in the tripped position (neither in the on nor the off position), the outage is likely isolated to your location. □ Reset the breaker by firmly flipping to the off position and then to on. □ If… Continue reading.

Steps to replacing a utility pole

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Posted on May 08, 2024 in Boone REMC

Utility poles remain the backbone of most electric distribution systems. After more than 80 years since electric cooperatives first set them throughout rural Indiana, they remain the most cost-effective way to safely support power lines, insulators, transformers, and other electric hardware. Occasionally, either through a vehicle strike, lightning strike, ice storm, tornado, or simply age,… Continue reading.

Operation Round Up program nears $1 million

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Posted on May 08, 2024 in Boone REMC

The Boone REMC Operation Round Up board of trustees recently awarded several grants, bringing the total amount awarded since the program’s inception in 2006 to $983,580.45. The recent grant awards include: Learn more at upcoming member event Boone REMC hosts three Member Advisory Committee (MAC) meetings each year to provide an opportunity for our members… Continue reading.

When severe spring weather hits

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Posted on May 07, 2024 in Harrison REMC

When severe weather hits, we respond quickly and make repairs that restore service to the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. Who gets their power restored first? How do we make those decisions? Harrison REMC intends to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. These are the steps we take… Continue reading.

Inflation continues to drive up power costs

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Posted on May 07, 2024 in Harrison REMC

Although inflation has decreased from the 40-year high of 9.1% in 2022, it remains elevated historically speaking. From 2021 to 2024, inflation increased by 20.1% compared with only a 7.7% increase from 2017 to 2020. Inflation continues to apply upward pressure on everyone’s costs for groceries, rent, utilities, fuel, and many other household items. Your… Continue reading.

Vegetation management ensures reliable electricity

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Posted on May 07, 2024 in Harrison REMC

Herbicide spraying is crucial in maintaining the vegetation within electric utility rights-of-way (ROWs). These ROWs are clear corridors beneath power lines that must be kept free from excessive plant growth to ensure the reliability and safety of the electrical infrastructure. Herbicides are often applied selectively to control the growth of unwanted vegetation, preventing interference with… Continue reading.

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