Industry Updates

Posted on Jul 05 2020 in Orange County REMC

Orange County REMC is working in several areas across our service territory, performing system upgrades and maintenance. All REMC crews and contracted personnel carry identification, and their vehicles are marked with our logo. Please keep our crews save and drive with caution as all this work means extra utility vehicles along roadways.

Pole Testing

Beginning this month, pole testing will begin in the areas served by  the Leipsic substation as well as areas north of Mitchell. 

Meter Change-out

We are halfway through our 5-year plan to upgrade member meters to new digital meters. These new meters require less maintenance and report outages more accurately. Crews are currently working in the Livonia and Huron areas. 

Please note that when your meter is changed out, it does cause a brief disruption in service.  We appreciate your patience. Please feel free to contact the REMC office with any questions.

Brush Control

The REMC crews are conducting vegetation management in the areas served by the Abydel and Valeene substation. 

High Speed Internet Service

Orange County Fiber continues to make progress in bringing fiber optic internet to our members. As reported in our June 5 annual meeting, at the end of 2019 we have installed 540 miles of strand and fiber, and 2,305 drops. More access to this much-needed service is being added daily. Please visit our fiber website, to see where crews are currently working and when service will be available in your area.