Below are a few highlights of the federal policy initiatives IEC continues to monitor and work with Indiana’s Congressional delegation to resolve: Pension fix NRECA’s pension program was modified by 2014 federal legislation to more accurately represent the program and …Read More.
Monthly Archives: October 2019
A stronger connection to power cooperatives
Grassroots engagement has always been a key driver of electric cooperatives’ successes. Since Boone REMC was first founded in 1935, the consumer-owners of Indiana’s electric cooperatives have played a crucial role in creating the political environment that allows REMCs to …Read More.
Supporting cooperative friends in 2020
To ensure electric cooperatives are best represented in policy decisions at the Indiana General Assembly and in Congress, IEC relies on a lot of different tools. From embracing the strong connections between member cooperatives and the communities they serve to …Read More.
RURAL Act will protect cooperative tax status
Electric cooperatives have long maintained good stewardship of their members’ financial interests by maintaining not-for-profit, tax-exempt status under IRS regulations. To ensure its 501(c)(12) tax-exempt status is not forfeited, an electric cooperative cannot raise more than 15 percent of its …Read More.
21st Century Energy Task Force approaches the halfway point
The 21st Century Energy Policy Development Task Force hosted Oct. 31 what is believed to be its final meeting of 2019. To date, the task force has completed five hearings with another five meetings tentatively planned for the summer and …Read More.
Cooperatives meet with lt. governor’s staff and OCRA to discuss broadband
Representatives of member cooperatives and IEC staff met with members of the lieutenant governor’s office and the state’s Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) to discuss the Next Level Connections broadband grant program. The beginning of the meeting was …Read More.
Passing of Joe Webb
We are saddened to hear about the passing of former local director Joe Webb, from Clark County REMC. He was also the IEC director from 1987-2006, served as IEC board president from 1994-1996 and served a few years as the …Read More.
Indiana’s electric cooperatives to complete more than 40 unique service projects
Cooperatives will volunteer their time to a statewide community day of service Indiana’s electric cooperatives will host the annual “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day” Friday, Oct. 11. Twenty-seven of Indiana’s electric cooperatives will complete a project that meets a specific …Read More.