Co-op News & Events
Southeastern Indiana REMC experienced an unscheduled outage on 9/2/17, which lasted 12 hours and 57 minutes. This outage affected the Dupont feed from North Vernon, which comes from Duke Energy's transmission line. Duke advised us that a tree fell into the conductor, breaking it. Southeastern IN REMC was not able to transfer much load, if any at all, off of the Dupont substation feed. The outage took longer to repair due to the rough terrain of the location of the tree and broken conductor. While the restoration was dependent on Duke Energy's restoration efforts, we acknowledge and apologize for the inconvenience this outage caused our members.
The second disbursement of “Operation Roundup” funds totaling $73,683.95 will be awarded to 37 recipients from 7 counties comprising the REMC’s service territory at a special awards ceremony held August 29, 2017 at the REMC Community Building.
Soon, a new one (1) megawatt solar site will harvest the power of the sun along Interstate 74 just east of Greensburg for the benefit of cooperative consumers in southeastern Indiana.
The six-acre photovoltaic solar array, located on 16 acres in Washington Township off Barachel Lane just east of the I-74 Greensburg interchange, is part of a larger effort by Decatur County and Southeastern REMC’s power supplier, Hoosier Energy, to add renewable energy options to the power supply for Decatur County REMC and Southeastern REMC member consumers.
Construction of the highly visible array began on April 17 and is expected to be completed in 90 days. The solar array completes Hoosier Energy’s 10-site program. Seven of the other 1 megawatt arrays are in operation and two more are being installed this summer.
The first disbursement of “Operation Roundup” funds exceeding $45,000 was awarded to 24 recipients from 7 counties comprising the REMC’s service territory at a special awards ceremony held January 31st at the REMC Community Building. The 9 member Operation Roundup Board of Trustees met in early January and determined that these 24 grant applications met all the requirements to receive a grant up to $2,500. The grant money is made possible through the generosity of the REMC membership by “rounding up” their monthly electric bill to the nearest dollar amount.
An independent researcher is conducting a Renewable Energy Survey on behalf of Hoosier Energy in January.