Twenty-one 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.
When we lose electric service, we have come to expect it will be restored in a short time. But when a devastating storm causes major damage over a widespread area, longer outages cannot be helped. It involves much more than …Read More.
Spring is a fickle season that brings nature’s renewal of buds and blooms to the trees and fields and also brings dark, powerful rolling storms that can wreak havoc. From 2016 through 2020, the National Weather Service recorded 28 deaths, …Read More.
Ten cooperatives send crews to storm-damaged Virginia Ten Indiana electric cooperatives sent crews and equipment to assist with the power restoration effort in Virginia after a winter storm moved through the state. Thirty electric cooperative lineworkers were dispatched to Rappahannock …Read More.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ new Indiana Connectivity Program is open for Hoosier residents and businesses lacking high-speed internet connectivity. The purpose of the program is to connect potential customers with providers while assisting with the expense …Read More.
Chuck Tiemann recognizes more than most how one bad day at work can change a life. As if it were a chapter and verse, he cites his by the day and time: Thursday, May 1, 1980 — May Day, appropriately …Read More.
If your white Christmas goes dark from an electrical blackout, an electric generator can be a great resource for homeowners, especially if the storm and damage is severe and the outage is prolonged. But small portable generators pose risks homeowners …Read More.
On a late wintry Saturday afternoon, Nick and Blake decided to take Nick’s car to a movie — despite falling snow and parental advice to stay home. Moments later, where the county road zigged and zagged a mile past their …Read More.
Cooperative Career Awareness, Job Shadows and Internships Ryan Stuthers pursued an electrical engineering degree when he went to Anderson University, although he wasn’t sure what type of electrical engineer he wanted to be. “There are a lot of avenues you …Read More.
Award recognizes outstanding contributions to electric cooperative member services Indiana Electric Cooperatives named Cathy Racicot the recipient of the 2021 Tom Taylor Award. Racicot, communications manager and member service supervisor at Harrison REMC, was presented the award during the Marketing, Member …Read More.
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