Shaping our energy future through innovation

Posted on Jul 05 2024 in Noble REMC
RON RAYPOLE President and CEO

The energy industry is undergoing significant change driven by technology and the transition to more sustainable forms of energy. Innovation is essential in addressing these challenges and ensuring a continuous, reliable and affordable power supply.

Electric co-ops are no strangers to adapting to the needs of the local communities we serve. Noble REMC has always leaned into change as we explore new ways to meet your energy needs.


Investing in smarter technologies can enhance the monitoring and control of electricity flow so we can respond swiftly to changing needs. Smart electric meters remotely collect data on how electricity is being used, which helps in promptly prioritizing and dispatching crews during an outage, reducing restoration time during weather-related disruptions. And when you sign up for our SmartHub app, you can choose to be notified when you have an outage, even when you’re not at home. Before adverse weather is here, advanced analytics from our systems, combined with data on weather patterns and other information, allows us to be proactive in taking preventative measures to reinforce our system.


Today, we depend on electricity more than ever before. From vehicles to farming equipment to home heating options, more products and appliances that we depend on run on electricity.

Interest in electric vehicles (EVs) is also growing. Noble REMC is available to help our members make informed decisions about EVs, including electric charging options and capacity requirements for the home. We also offer a time-of-use rate exclusively to EV owners to incentivize charging outside of our peak demand hours of 5–8 p.m.

Automakers are transitioning many new vehicles to electric-only models in the next 10 years. Noble REMC, like all electric providers, must plan now to have the necessary infrastructure in place to meet future EV charging needs –– without jeopardizing the ability to provide reliable power.


Noble REMC is driven by a commitment to community and member satisfaction. As consumers become more proactive in managing their energy use, we are providing new ways to help our members lower their use and save money. On those hot and cold days, we ask that you delay running electric appliances, such as washers, dryers and dishwashers, during our peak periods of 5–8 p.m. to lower our electric demand costs, which saves everyone money.

Free energy audits can help you take advantage of actionable energy-saving advice as well as efficiency services offered by the co-op. Power Moves cash back rebates offer an additional incentive to go energy efficient with your home renovations and business upgrades.


You may not realize it, but Noble REMC is part of a larger network of 900 electric co-ops nationwide. While we are locally owned by you, the members of the co-op, we also have the advantage of working with co-ops across the country to share ideas and leverage the innovations our colleagues have tried out first. As cooperatives, we’re collaborators instead of competitors –– it’s a unique aspect of our business model, and we’re stronger because of it.

Our energy future will look different than it has in the past, but Noble REMC is prepared to adapt for the members we serve. Our mission and commitment to you remain steady –– to provide reliable power at a cost local families and businesses can afford.