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Warren County REMC is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Williamsport, Indiana. As a cooperative, Warren 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.

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Eliminate Vampire Power

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Posted on Nov 08, 2021 in Warren County REMC

Vampire power is used by electronic and electrical appliances even when they are shut off. This elusive power use can account for as much as 20% of your monthly electricity bill. Because it often goes unnoticed, we also call it standby power or phantom load. The most common standby electrical vampire culprits that most of… Continue reading.

It’s a matter of principles

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Posted on Oct 09, 2021 in Warren County REMC

ACE Hardware, State Farm, REI, Land O’Lakes and Warren County REMC all share something in common: we’re all cooperatives.  We may be in different industries, but we all share a passion for serving our members and helping our communities to thrive. In fact, all cooperatives adhere to the same set of seven principles that reflect… Continue reading.

Tips for a safe harvest

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Posted on Oct 09, 2021 in Warren County REMC

Agriculture is the backbone of our country, and our livelihood greatly depends on the crops provided by American farmers. In addition to being one of the most labor-intensive professions, farming is also considered one of the most dangerous jobs in the U.S.  The hard work and exhaustive labor are tough, but rushing the job to… Continue reading.

Affordable electricity powers our quality of life

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Posted on Sep 07, 2021 in Warren County REMC

Most of us use electricity, either directly or indirectly, at almost all times. Because electricity is so abundant and available with the simple flip of a switch, it’s easy to take it for granted.  According to the Energy Information Agency (EIA), the typical U.S. household now uses more air conditioning, appliances and consumer electronics than… Continue reading.

Overhead vs. underground power lines

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Posted on Sep 07, 2021 in Warren County REMC

Whenever a hurricane, wildfire, or other natural disaster causes a widespread power outage, people tend to ask a logical question: Why don’t they put the power lines underground? It’s one of those questions that seems to have an easy answer — until you start looking at the details. The debate over “undergrounding” power lines comes… Continue reading.

Understanding power surges and blinks

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Posted on Sep 07, 2021 in Warren County REMC

Have you ever noticed your lights blink during a thunderstorm? Or perhaps you’ve noticed a blinking microwave clock when you arrive home. When this happens, you’ve likely experienced a brief disruption to your electric service, which could result from a power surge or blink. While the symptoms of surges and blinks can appear similar, what’s… Continue reading.

It’s your business

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Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

No matter your job, a business owner lives in your house: you! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are actually an owner (a member-consumer) of the organization! Electric cooperatives sprang up across the U.S. in the 1930s as towns and cities across the nation gained access to electricity. The Rural Electrification Act… Continue reading.

A balanced fuel mix promotes reliability

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Posted on Aug 05, 2021 in Warren County REMC

As I’ve noted before in my past columns, the energy industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as consumer demand for more renewable energy sources grows, and innovation and technology continue to advance exponentially. You’re likely witnessing this energy evolution first-hand.  In driving across the region, you may have noticed fields of solar panels owned by… Continue reading.

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