Orange County REMC CULTURE SHOW: HOW A COOPERATIVE CHANGED ITS APPROACH TO SAFETY The accidental death of lineman Brent Minton in October 2012 hit Orange County REMC hard. In a way, the REMC went through the same kind of fundamental …Read More.
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Co-ops meet the challenge of canceled youth programs The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted all aspects of our professional and personal lives to some measure. Perhaps the greatest upheavals and challenges have been within families with children still in the household. Many …Read More.
Lauren Carman named communication coordinator Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) named Lauren Carman to its communication team. She will serve as the association’s communication coordinator. Carman will be responsible for planning, creating and executing communication projects for IEC and its member cooperatives. …Read More.
Eleven cooperatives send crews to storm-damaged Kentucky, Virginia Eleven Indiana electric cooperatives sent crews and equipment to assist with the power restoration efforts in Kentucky and Virginia after ice storms moved through the states. Twelve electric cooperative lineworkers were dispatched …Read More.
Eleven lineworkers graduated Saturday from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ apprenticeship program, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP). REAP is a four-year program that professionally trains apprentice lineworkers from across Indiana. Graduates complete 612 hours of classroom-related study and 8,000 hours of on-the-job …Read More.
Utility poles remain the backbone of most electric distribution systems. After more than 80 years since electric cooperatives first set them throughout rural Indiana, they remain the most cost-effective way to safely support power lines, insulators, transformers and other electric …Read More.
Rebecca Strait named regulatory consultant Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) named Rebecca Strait to its regulatory compliance team. She will serve as a regulatory consultant for the association. As a regulatory consultant, Strait is responsible for supporting the efforts of member …Read More.
Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) named Michael Charbonneau to its government relations team. He will serve as the association’s director of external government relations. Charbonneau will be responsible for representing IEC, its member cooperatives and the generation and transmission cooperatives with state and …Read More.
Clark County REMC Finding individuals with the work ethic and skills to succeed as electric cooperative lineworkers is an ongoing, never-ending task. The relationship between lineworkers and their employers is symbiotic. Much is asked of lineworkers. They might be asked …Read More.
Program helps create safer utility work environment Adam W. Lock, safety and risk management instructor at Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC), recently earned his certified loss control professional (CLCP) designation. The program, designed to help ensure a safer work environment for …Read More.