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.
The morning was Jan. 26, 1981. A 23-year-old named Bill Stackhouse walked through the doors of Steuben County REMC not knowing that he would be walking through those same doors for the next 40 years. His first day on the job was verifying the meters on our system. At the time, we had self-read meters,… Continue reading.
When you’re out on summer days having fun, it might be hard to do the right thing when bad weather suddenly approaches. But lightning can kill instantly and seemingly come from out of the blue. Don’t stay out when you hear the first rumbles of thunder; that’s nature’s warning! When storms approach: Seek shelter immediately…. Continue reading.
Summer break can be a recipe for high electric bills if kids are home all day enjoying cool indoor air. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that 9 percent of Americans’ household energy costs are dedicated to air conditioning alone, so try these tips to keep costs down when the temperature rises. Avoid ‘phantom’ load… Continue reading.
Some of the coolest new tech for your home will chill you out in the summer and keep you toasty in the winter – while reducing your carbon footprint and lowering your energy costs. If your home is cooled by an air source heat pump, the system also heats your home in the winter. And… Continue reading.
Vote by Mail Mark your selection by completely filling in the box next to your choice. Detach ballot and place in the enclosed return envelope. Mail to Survey & Ballot Systems, 7653 Anagram Drive, Eden Prairie, MN 55344. Do NOT include bill payment in the return envelope. Ballots must be received by June 10. Please… Continue reading.
2020 was without a doubt a challenging year. The impact from this pandemic certainly affected us all and it will undoubtedly bring about a new normal as we move forward. However, it’s time to move on to the next chapter in this story even if there is some lingering carry-over, and your cooperative is committed… Continue reading.
Operation Round Up is a program that allows Steuben County REMC members to automatically round up their monthly bills to the next dollar. The maximum a member would donate is $11.88/year, but an average donation is $6. The change is pooled together into a fund that is overseen by a group of members and two… Continue reading.
Exercise one of the greatest benefits of being a member of anelectric co-op by voting for the upcoming year’s board of directors.Districts 4, 5 and 8 are up for election. District 4: Jackson TownshipMike Kurtz Mike Kurtz is a grain and cattle farmer in Jackson Township. He raises Angus and Limousin cross beef cattle, as… Continue reading.
2020 By the Numbers 9,672: total number of members11.31: average cost per kWh11.06: meters per mile922.4: total miles of line5.3: miles added97: new services$864,000: capital credit total197,905,802: annual kWh sales
Never plug an extension cord into another extension cord. Label circuit breakers to understand the different circuits in your home. Talk to your children about the importance of practicing electrical safety. Only use light bulbs that match the recommended wattage on the light fixture.