“The holidays.” I love everything about this time of year. During this time of reflection, I am grateful for my own family as well as my co-op family. At Southeastern Indiana REMC, we’re driven by a sense of mission and purpose. Our team feels a strong connection to our community and our members because we live here, too.
While many community-focused programs and activities ramp up this time of year, we have several programs and services in place to help our members year-round. I’d like to remind you about some of these offerings in hopes you’ll find them beneficial.
We hope you’ll take advantage of SmartHub, an app that empowers you to monitor, manage and pay your energy bill conveniently through your phone. Another service we offer is prepaid metering, which is intended to help budget your monthly energy costs. Southeastern Indiana REMC members can pay for electricity before it’s used, then use the electricity until the credit expires. We also offer energy efficiency programs to save you money and energy.
Our Operation Round Up program helps groups and organizations with a variety of community-focused programs and projects. By simply “rounding up” energy bills to the next whole dollar amount, members are helping to improve “quality of place” in the communities we all live and work in.
Quality of life is important. That’s why we take seriously our mission to safely provide reliable electricity and diversified services to the members and communities we serve. Programs such as our vegetation management and load management programs help us ensure system reliability, and diversified services such as our Generac generator and SEI Fiber services keep you comfortable and connected to work, home, school and each other.
We also invest in our local youth in a number of ways. Southeastern Indiana REMC provides $1,500 in scholarships for local students each year. Through our Youth Tour program, we send high school students to Washington, D.C., for a week-long immersion to experience democracy in action. We also send middle school students to Camp Kilowatt at Camp Tecumseh in Brookston, Indiana, for traditional outdoor camp activities with environmental education, electrical safety practices and cooperative business education.
At the heart of all of these programs is you — the members we proudly serve. Looking back, I’m grateful for so many wonderful community partners and for the positive impact we can continue to make.
This holiday season, I wish you and your loved ones peace, joy and prosperity. Speaking on behalf of our team at Southeastern Indiana REMC, I know the future will be bright because of you.