Top 3 responsibilities in a day • Answer questions from consumers about power quality or general engineering issues. • Check the outages from the previous day to make sure the system’s coordination worked as planned. • Communicate with my co-workers about various ongoing projects. What part of your job do you find most fulfilling? I… Continue reading.
Childhood dream comes true for Katie Stam From the age of 3, Katie Stam had a dream. Some would have called it an impossible dream. But, of course, anything is possible at an age when imagination is limitless, when pageant sashes can be fashioned from Christmas ribbon, and coveted tiaras can be created from empty… Continue reading.
Based in Indianapolis, new co-op to gather renewable resources for electric co-ops Indiana may not be wind-swept or sun-drenched enough for many high-profile, utility-scale renewable energy projects. But for over 70 years it has been tightly co-op-connected. Those connections just got stronger — at one of the most critical junctures in the history of the… Continue reading.
Cooperative effort ‘earns’ Indiana $20 million Lincoln collection “Determine that the thing can be and shall be done, and then we shall find the way.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1848 (This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue of Electric Consumer.) This Feb. 12 marks Abraham Lincoln’s 200th birthday. But Lincoln-philes and historians in Indiana got… Continue reading.
(In honor of Veterans Day this month, we present this account of what it was like to be a Merchant Marine during World War II by Elwood DeHority, a consumer of LaGrange County REMC. The photo at right is of DeHority in 1943.) A turning point in my life happened 65 years ago when I… Continue reading.
Note to readers: The final element of the EPRI “prism” strategy looks at on-site power. Consumers find growing role in creating their own energy The electric meter on Revone Bauwens’ house was spinning backward one sunny morning last month. But nothing was wrong with the meter. Nor was the Floyds Knobs resident doing anything… Continue reading.
‘Live, laugh, learn” is the tag line Purdue Cooperative Housing uses on its Web site to describe the university’s alternative to residence halls and Greek fraternities and sororities. Co-op housing students live and grow close to one another like family in the 12 various co-op houses. They enjoy free time socializing together and competing in… Continue reading.
The store is a consumer-owned cooperative, located a block off the courthouse square in Paoli. And while anyone can shop there, co-op members occasionally get discounts on its many locally-produced products. But more than that, members always reap the benefits of supporting a store dedicated to locally-grown, all-natural goods. They have a store dedicated to… Continue reading.
Nostalgia and family: double feature now playing at today’s drive-ins One Saturday evening in August, Misty and Robert Shaffer drove up to the Huntington Drive-In Theatre from their home in Gas City and backed their pick-up truck into an open slot, front row center. As their daughters, Gabrielle, 11, and Marrah, 9, went off to… Continue reading.
In the heart of Noble County, a sanctuary offers a little “R and R” for animals. But here, that stands for “rescue and retirement.” The Black Pine Animal Park provides a permanent home for former performing circus animals and displaced exotic “pets.” And while caring for these animals, park personnel stress responsible pet ownership to… Continue reading.
Electric cooperatives share in nation’s quest to secure the promise of renewables Green sprigs of young corn plants signaled spring’s eternal renewal. Their two or three leaves, looking oversized to the yet tiny stalk, waved in the gentle breeze blowing across the open fields of rich brown earth. Nearby — and all around to… Continue reading.
Hazards commonly found in older homes are increasingly causing fires and fatalities in the United States. However, by taking a few simple steps and by incorporating newer technology, you can protect your home from many of these dangers. Each year the Electrical Safety Foundation International sponsors May as National Electrical Safety Month. For this year’s… Continue reading.
Artist of the year ‘works’ at his art The work of art winning the Best of Show in this year’s cooperative calendar of student art contest depicts children at play. But “work” was the operative word for this piece of art. Sophomore Kenny Martin and his Whitko High School art teacher, Walter Malicki, both agreed… Continue reading.