Power in Your Hands

Posted on Sep 03 2023 in Noble REMC
Ron Raypole
President and CEO

It’s a simple question with a big answer: What makes electric co-ops different than other types of utilities?

Because we’re a co-op, we operate a little differently than other utilities. Noble REMC’s decisions are made locally, by directors who also live right here in our community. Everyone who pays to receive electricity from the co-op is a member. When you pay your electric bill each month, your money stays here — to pay for the electricity used or to make improvements to our local system to strengthen service reliability. The money you pay the co-op doesn’t line the pockets of shareholders five states away. We’re a co-op, and we exist to provide a service to you, our local members.

You may notice that throughout the year, we schedule opportunities for you to attend co-op events, such as our Member Appreciation Day, so we can hear from you. We also offer our Annual Meeting online each year for those who would like to engage with us from the comfort of their home.

Our success lies in your satisfaction, which is why we offer these opportunities to engage and listen to what you have to say.

Because you’re a part of an electric cooperative, you can count on our team to maintain local jobs, at-cost electricity and first-class service, no matter what the economy — and supply chain issues — throw at us.

Noble REMC is striving to keep our costs as low as possible so we can keep more money in your pocket. We want to help you maximize the value you can get from our services and offerings. For example, we can help you save on energy bills through a free energy audit and our energy efficiency rebate program, Power Moves.

If you want to receive important information from Noble REMC, such as power restoration updates and billing alerts, sign up for our text message or email notifications through our SmartHub app.

Please know that you — the members of Noble REMC — are at the heart of everything we do. Co-ops adhere to seven guiding cooperative principles that reflect core values of honesty, transparency, equity, inclusiveness and service.

We exist to serve you and provide the quality, reliable, friendly service you expect and deserve. While we’ve grown over the years, we’re still driven by the same guiding principles to serve our community. We hope to see or hear from you soon. This co-op was created for you, the members. The power is in your hands.