Indiana’s electric cooperatives applaud today’s announcement at South Central Indiana REMC by Gov. Eric Holcomb that he has allocated $100 million toward rural broadband expansion as part of his Next Level Connections infrastructure plan. “Over the last two years, Gov. …Read More.
Indiana Cooperatives in the News
A study released Monday by the Purdue Center for Regional Development estimates Indiana could gain nearly $12 billion in economic benefits if broadband were deployed in the rural areas of the state. The report, commissioned by Indiana Electric Cooperatives and …Read More.
Indiana could reap nearly $12 billion in present value of net economic benefits over a 20-year period if an investment were made to extend broadband internet into the state’s rural areas, according to an analysis conducted by Purdue University agricultural …Read More.
On Tuesday, July 17, Annie Delgadillo, a 2018-2019 senior at Angola High School and Steuben County REMC, was named the runner-up spokeswoman of the Electric Cooperative Youth Leadership Council (YLC), a select group of students who traveled to Washington, D.C., …Read More.
NASHVILLE – Indiana Electric Cooperatives CEO Tom VanParis appeared Monday on RFD-TV to discuss the important role electric cooperatives play in rural communities. He joined the CEOs from the Kentucky, Ohio and Georgia electric cooperative statewide associations, and a Tennessee distribution cooperative for …Read More.
Twelve 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 576 hours of classroom-related study and 8,000 hours of on-the-job …Read More.
Johnson County REMC announced John W. Sturm as chief executive officer. Sturm will replace retiring CEO L. Chester Aubin. Read More.
The South Central Indiana REMC board of directors named James Tanneberger to succeed CEO Greg McKelfresh, who retires in January 2018 after 42 years at the cooperative. Read More.
Indiana’s electric cooperatives are sending crews and equipment to assist in the Hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The storm has created widespread property damage with more than 6 million without power in the southeastern part of the country. An estimated 60 …Read More.
Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) named Deb Hunter and Ann Mears to its cooperative relations staff. As talent and career awareness partners, Hunter and Mears will help member electric cooperatives develop and implement programs to attract and retain talent, and will …Read More.