Steuben County REMC
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.
Spring cleaning delivers safe, reliable power
Good weather gives us a chance to thaw out after a chilly winter. We take advantage of longer daylight hours by doing a little spring cleaning and yard work. But the seasonal shift isn’t all good news. The rapid change from harsh, cold air to warmer temperatures can trigger severe weather. To protect our lines… Continue reading.
Commitment to community
This summer, several lucky Steuben County youths will enjoy some free, educational and fun trips, courtesy of Steuben County REMC. At the Touchstone Energy Camp at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Angola middle schoolers Tristin Sowles and Zoey Darby will be joined by dozens of other campers from around the state in an annual event that… Continue reading.
Make room for roadside crews
When the power goes out, so do Steuben County REMC’s line crews. Lineworkers are the first to respond after an outage occurs, and they work tirelessly to restore power to the communities we serve. If you’re traveling and see one of our crews on the side of the road, we kindly ask that you move over,… Continue reading.
REMC president to lead WVPA board
Longtime Steuben County REMC board president Wayne Gingerich has been elected chairman of Wabash Valley Power Association’s board of directors. During its annual meeting this month, the 23-member WVPA board of directors elected Gingerich to the position. He has been a member of the not-for-profit electric cooperative’s board of directors for 19 years. He previously… Continue reading.
Be water wise
From showering in the morning to brushing teeth before bed, people use water throughout the day for a variety of reasons — often without considering the costs that are circling down the drain with it. The Department of Energy estimates that heating water accounts for about 18 percent of a monthly utility bill, the second… Continue reading.
What you’re missing when you don’t attend the annual meeting
Did you know every cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership? The purpose is to hold the election for the board of directors, share important financial information, occasionally vote on other matters such as bylaw changes and, of course, be eligible to win great door prizes! Steuben County REMC’s annual meeting… Continue reading.
This month, take time to plug into safety
This month, Steuben County REMC would like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month, and Steuben County REMC will be sharing safety tips and reminders throughout the month to help raise awareness about the dangers of electricity. We all depend on electricity to power our lives,… Continue reading.
Capital credit checks coming to a mailbox near you this May
Members, were you a part of our cooperative during the years of 1996 to 2004? If so, be on the lookout for your capital credit check coming this spring. The board has allocated over $377,000 to be returned to our members receiving service from 1996 to 2004 as part of the retirement from our generation… Continue reading.
Operation Round Up grants awarded
Following the first quarter of 2017, the Operation Round Up board of advisors is happy to report that several local organizations received funding for community projects around Steuben County. These grantees include: Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEIN for the school buddy program; YMCA of Steuben County for the Splash program; Steuben County Lakes Council… Continue reading.
Millions of Americans’ mid-April angst for the tax filing deadline is quickly replaced by mid-May motivation from the refund that refills their savings accounts. If you are fortunate to receive a tax refund, you may already have plans for this money — the Internal Revenue Service reported that through March 24 this year’s average refund… Continue reading.
Final call for director petitions
Time is winding down for members to submit a petition to run for the Steuben County REMC board of directors. Completed petitions are due to the REMC office no later than May 10, which, pursuant to the bylaws, is 45 days prior to this year’s annual meeting. Steuben County REMC is governed by a nine-member… Continue reading.
Lives on the line
Every year, we take the time to thank our extraordinary lineworkers who dedicate their lives to keeping the lights on in our local communities. Locally, 14 lineworkers maintain over 900 miles of energized line in Steuben County REMC’s service territory, and without them, our world would be dark. We depend on our entire staff to… Continue reading.