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.
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 advises Hoosiers to learn the importance of having a reliable surge protector to safeguard their electronics. Surge protectors save electronics from power surges or increases in voltage significantly above the intended level in the flow of electricity. …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.
Devan Smith of Salem, Ind., will participate in the Youth Leadership Council (YLC) of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). He was selected to represent the state from the 107 Indiana student delegates who participated in the June …Read More.
Indiana’s electric cooperatives are sponsoring 107 students on the Indiana Youth Tour June 8-15. Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, learn about government, experience American history and gain a better understanding about their electric …Read More.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb at a ceremonial event today signed Senate Enrolled Act 478, the Facilitating Internet Broadband Rural Expansion (FIBRE) Act. The legislation allows Indiana’s electric cooperatives to use existing overhead utility easements to extend fiber line for the …Read More.
Indiana’s electric cooperatives and their statewide magazine, Electric Consumer, have named the winners of the 20th annual Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest. Naomi Schroeder, a student at St. John Lutheran School in Kendallville, was named artist of the year …Read More.
A crew of 16 Indiana electric cooperative lineworkers participated in a trip to a developing area of Guatemala last month as part of an international initiative to bring electricity to the region. “Project Indiana: Empowering Global Communities for a Better …Read More.