Steuben County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Angola, Indiana. As a cooperative, Steuben 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.
It’s possible you’re wasting a lot of energy at home without even realizing it. October is Energy Awareness Month, the perfect opportunity to change your wasteful habits. Just as some foods contain hidden calories — so you gain weight without intending to cheat on your diet — you could be using electricity when you don’t… Continue reading.
What’s inside your refrigerator might be the scariest thing you see this Halloween. Oct. 30 is Haunted Refrigerator Night, and it’s a great time to clean your ’fridge — all the way to the backs of the shelves. Unplug the appliance, pull it away from the wall, and use soap, white vinegar and water to… Continue reading.
This Halloween, be aware that the hungry little vampires who ring your doorbell aren’t the only ones you need to be afraid of. Energy vampires inside your home are sucking electricity right out of the wires — for no good reason. Energy vampires are appliances and electronic devices that you leave plugged in when nobody… Continue reading.
Believe it or not, not everyone has gotten the message that LED light fixtures and compact fluorescent lightbulbs are way more energy efficient than those old, incandescent bulbs that we used to use around the house. Make sure your neighbors know this Halloween by dressing up as an energy-efficient lightbulb when you take your kids… Continue reading.
October is National Cooperative Month, and you can celebrate by checking out some of the unique opportunities that your local electric co-op offers through its Power Moves® program. As you may know, we at Wabash Valley Power are a generation and transmission cooperative created by and composed of our member co-ops. We partner with all… Continue reading.
Watch out for the list of unclaimed patronage capital refund checks from Steuben County REMC’s 2016 general retirement. The list will be published at the end of the month at remcsteuben.com/capitalcredits. The checks were for former members served by Steuben County REMC in the year 1985 and were returned to us as “undeliverable” by the… Continue reading.
National Farm Safety and Health Week is Sept. 15-21 Farmers and farm family members face dangers every day. Although tragedies such as tractor rollovers and grain bin suffocation receive the most attention, electrocution and electrical burn accidents are frequent on farms. The simple movement of a portable grain auger from one bin to another can… Continue reading.
Extension cords and power tools • Check power tools and electrical cords to make sure they are in good condition. Power tools should be designed for outdoor use. • Extension cords should be designed for outdoor use. They are thicker, more durable and have features for preventing moisture damage. • Use three-wire extension cords with… Continue reading.
As summer winds down and fall begins, outdoor activities such as swimming, camping and hiking are rewarding ways to connect with nature before the chill of winter sets in. However, a few common-sense precautions can help to ensure a safe, fun excursion. When planning your outdoor trip, make certain you know the area and weather… Continue reading.
As school buses resume roaming roads and the sun starts setting sooner, it won’t be long before autumn arrives. Yet before pumpkin pie aroma fills the air and Halloween costumes decorate storefronts, you can still take advantage of the late summer to prepare your home for the fall and winter. Some suggested considerations include: Tackling… Continue reading.
Steuben County REMC invests in our local youth; we care deeply about our future generations, and so should you! That’s why we need your help spreading the word about two great free programs for local kids: Touchstone Energy Camp and Youth Tour to Washington, D.C. Each January the application period opens up for these two… Continue reading.