Tipmont REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Linden, Indiana. As a cooperative, Tipmont REMC follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Electric Consumer, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Electric Consumer is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
If saving money (and energy) is on your list of resolutions in 2017, you’re in luck! Your local electric cooperative has rebates and programs that will do both. The POWER MOVES® program offers money back on lighting, heating and cooling systems and heat pump water heaters for your home. Light your space when you replace… Continue reading.
Bust out the hot chocolate and extra afghans, because winter weather has arrived. The extreme cold is bad enough, but if your energy use spikes it can really add insult to injury. Try out these tips to help you save energy — and money. Turn off those ventilation fans. If you have a ventilation fan in… Continue reading.
The holidays are just around the corner. And because displays go up earlier and earlier in the stores, you’ve no doubt been tempted to purchase new holiday lights. Light-emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different…. Continue reading.
I want you to buy less of what Tipmont has to sell. I am not kidding, joking or teasing you. I truly want to help you lower your monthly energy bill from Tipmont. In most other organizations, including investor-owned utilities, I would be run out the door for even thinking this. Thankfully for you, Tipmont… Continue reading.
“If you don’t pick a good concept, don’t call me wondering why it didn’t work out.” A food-industry friend’s advice regularly rolled through Lee Stanish’s mind as he weighed how to turn his weekend-warrior BBQ expertise into a (nearly) 24/7 endeavor of running a restaurant. “Lots of people make great barbecue,” Stanish said. “I knew… Continue reading.
Spring is an optimal time of year to dream up and achieve your landscaping masterpiece, but in Indiana, planting shrubs in the fall gives the plants a head start at establishing roots in the season’s cool, moist soil. If any of your fall projects require digging — such as planting trees or shrubs, or setting… Continue reading.
Tipmont Journeyman Lineman Bob Palmer is featured in this year’s Lafayette United Way campaign thanks to his work with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. According to his poster, “A few years ago, I met a friend of mine who was serving in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and I saw firsthand the impact… Continue reading.
Tipmont Engineering has noticed some flickering issues with LED bulbs and dimmer switches. It appears the flickering is caused when new LED bulbs are added to circuits controlled by dimmers. The dimming effect in older dimmers is created by repeatedly switching electric power on and off many times per second. This switching reduces total power… Continue reading.
Solar power and wind farms have long been used as renewable energy sources in the Midwest. But in 2002, Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) was one of the first utilities in the area to use a much more unexpected resource for green energy — landfills. Built to minimize the impact on the environment, landfills have a… Continue reading.
When you sign up for electric service with Tipmont, you became a member and a part-owner of a non-profit electric cooperative. Capital credits are your piece of Tipmont’s success — both today and in the future. Why we pay capital credits Because Tipmont is a cooperative, owned by its members, it does not technically earn profits…. Continue reading.
Tipmont is offering five free LED bulbs to each membership through a joint effort with Wabash Valley Power. We’ve now handed out more than 15,000 free LED bulbs since the program began last year! We’ll be in the Lafayette Home Depot parking lot on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. until noon. Stop by and… Continue reading.
Q: “I’m putting a team together for a trivia night this week. Wanna go?” A: “Oh, I’m not a trivia person.” Christopher Short has found folks’ underestimation of knowledge they tote in their brains to be, as they say in trivia circles, the MCWA … or Most Common Wrong Answer. “There will always be something… Continue reading.