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- Management Staff | SEIREMC
Management Staff General Manager Keith Mathews Director of Office Services Kendall Hankins Director of Information Technology and Diversified Services Bryan Miller Director of Engineering and Design Mike Summers Superintendent of Maintenance and Line construction James Downey Director of Finance and Accounting James Buhler Director of Operations Brandon Linville Director of Communications and Creative Services B.J. Myers GIS Coordinator Ron Barnhart Supervisor of Staking Technicians Ian Kindler
- Electric Lawn Equipment | SEIREMC
Electric Outdoor Equipment Corded or battery equipment are eligible. NEWLY PURCHASED ELECTRIC OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT Eligible Equipment Lawnmower (Minimum of 36 volts) String Trimmer Leaf Blower Chainsaw Snow Blower Roto-Tiller Pressure Washer Requirements Equipment must be purchased new. Reconditioned or refurbished equipment are not eligible. Equipment must have a minimum one-year warranty. Submission must be within 90 days of purchase date. Purchase date must be between January 1, 2023 and December 15, 2023. The rebated equipment needs to be installed/purchased prior to submission of the application. What Needs to be Submitted A completed rebate application A proof of purchase/receipt # of Rebates Members Can Receive One Electric Lawn Equipment rebate per member household per year. Up to $50 Applications must be received within 90 days of the rebated equipment's installation/service/purchase date in order to qualify for the 2023 rebate program. Applications received by Southeastern Indiana REMC between December 16, 2022 and December 15, 2023 are eligible for the 2023 Rebate Program. Applications received after December 15, 2023 will be processed under the 2024 Rebate Program requirements. The rebated equipment needs to be installed/purchased prior to submission of the application. Members must submit a completed application and required materials to qualify for any rebate. Electric Eq. Application Submit Online Upload the Rebate Application Upload File Upload supported file (Max 15MB) Submit an Itemized Receipt Upload File Image Upload (JPG, PNG) Upload File File Upload (PDF) Submit Thanks for submitting! SUBMIT YOUR REBATE APPLICATION Submit by Mail P.O. Box 196 712 South Buckeye Street Osgood, IN 47037
- Mini-Split Heat Pump | SEIREMC
Mini-Split Heat Pump Single room or whole home installations. SINGLE ROOM INSTALLATIONS Single room installations can include room additions or outbuildings. Requirements : located and serviced by member, occupied/used year-round (seasonal occupancy does not qualify). REPLACING EXISTING A/C, HEAT PUMP OR NEW CONSTRUCTION up to $750 REPLACING ELECTRIC RESISTANCE HEAT up to $1,500 MUST PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION AND OR PHOTOS OF EQUIPMENT THAT IS BEING REPLACED. If documentation/photos are not provided, the application will be processed under "New Construction Installation Requirements Rebated equipment must be installed in primary residence. Single Room Installations must be: located and serviced by member occupied/used year-round (seasonal occupancy does not qualify) SEER ≥ 19, EER ≥ 12.5 Variable/multi-speed compressor required unless noted otherwise. What Needs to be Submitted A completed rebate application A proof of purchase/receipt An AHRI (Air conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute) certificate Documentation and or photos of the equipment that is being replaced if the applicant is replacing 100% electric resistance heat. # of Rebates Members Can Receive Limit of two rebates per member household per life of the rebated equipment. up to $300 Applications must be received within 90 days of the rebated equipment's installation/service/purchase date in order to qualify for the 2023 rebate program. Applications received by Southeastern Indiana REMC between December 16, 2022 and December 15, 2023 are eligible for the 2023 Rebate Program. Applications received after December 15, 2023 will be processed under the 2024 Rebate Program requirements. The rebated equipment needs to be installed/purchased prior to submission of the application. Members must submit a completed application and required materials to qualify for any rebate. Mini-Split HP Application Submit Online Upload the Rebate Application Upload File Upload supported file (Max 15MB) Submit an Itemized Receipt Upload File Image Upload (JPG, PNG) Upload File File Upload (PDF) Submit the AHRI Certificate Upload File Image Upload (JPG, PNG) Upload File File Upload (PDF) Photos/Documentation Upload File Image Upload (JPG, PNG) Upload File File Upload (PDF) Submit Thanks for submitting! SUBMIT YOUR REBATE APPLICATION Submit by Mail P.O. Box 196 712 South Buckeye Street Osgood, IN 47037
- Stay in the car!
Neighbors Beth and Missy were heading home after playing pickleball at a school gymnasium. They’d traveled this stretch of their county road together a hundred times over the years. But this drizzly morning was going to be like none before. With their homes almost in sight, they topped a hill. Suddenly, three deer lept into the roadway from an adjacent cornfield. Startled, Beth slammed on the brakes and veered to avoid them, but her tires slid on the wet pavement. Into the roadside ditch the SUV went, stopping with a thud. Its rear end came to rest against one of the utility poles lining the road. Both women were unhurt. They hugged in relief. Then, they did something that could have turned this property damage accident into a multiple fatality: They stepped out of the car. “Stay in the car, stay in the car, stay in the car!” is the mantra Southeastern Indiana REMC wants drivers to remember. “Whenever a power line is involved, even a minor accident can become tragic,” said Brandon Linville, Director of Operations at Southeastern Indiana REMC. “Staying put for all involved, and warning passersby to stay away, too, cannot be stressed enough. Do not get out until after first responders and/or utility workers arrive on the scene and say it’s OK to do so.” Staying put may go against a driver’s first inclination. You want to get out and check the car. But stepping out of the car immediately after striking a utility pole may KILL YOU. Here’s why: Power lines can fall. When a pole is struck, power lines and hardware can break loose from their insulated perches atop the pole. Fallen power lines can still be energized. Even touching the ground, power lines can be carrying 7,200 volts or more. They may not spark or buzz. Fallen power lines are hard to see. When knocked down and twisted with tall grass or trees as a background, especially at night, power lines are almost impossible to see. Electricity seeks the quickest path to ground. If you get out of the car and touch a live power line and the ground, you become that path. That amount of electricity passing through you can kill you instantly. If you are alive, you are safe. Immediately after a collision with a utility pole, you may not know if power lines have broken loose and are on your car. But if you are alive, you are not that deadly “path to ground.” If you were in that path, you’d already be dead. Stay put and stay safe. Call 911. After hitting a pole, call 911. Tell them you hit a pole and wait patiently. Tell passersby to stay back. First responders will see if power lines are down. If lines are down, they will call and wait on the utility’s responders to arrive before they can even approach the car. Beth and Missy were fortunate. The impact didn’t break the pole or damage its hardware; the wires held tight. Had they fallen, the two women probably never would have known what hit them — and killed them. Making a safe escape from downed power lines If your car comes in contact with a utility pole, power lines may have fallen. If that happens, stay in the car and call for help. A fallen power line could still be energized and could be energizing your car. If you step from the car, you could become electricity’s path to ground and be electrocuted. Only if the accident has caused a fire or there is another immediate threat to your safety should you exit the car. To be safe, here is how you must exit: Open the door without touching the metal of the door frame. With both feet together, hop out and away from the vehicle so no part of your body touches the vehicle and the ground at the same time. Maintain your balance. Keeping your feet together, slowly shuffle away so the toe of one foot moves forward along the length of the other foot. Keep both feet in constant contact and always touching the ground. Keep shuffling 30 or more feet until you are away from the car and power line. Be watchful for low-hanging power lines or lines on the ground. Source: ESFI.org What to do if you hit a utility pole If your vehicle comes in contact with a utility pole or a downed power line, the most important thing is to stay inside the car! Stepping out could electrocute you if your car is touching energized lines. While you wait for help: DO gather your wits. DON’T open the car door or reach out the window. DO call 911 if you have your cell phone. Tell them you’ve struck a utility pole and power lines may have fallen. DO tell passersby to stay back. They might walk right into a fallen energized line.
- Get Smart About Home Lighting
Gone are the days when a simple flip of the switch was the only choice for illuminating our homes. While we still have this tried-and-true option, we’ve entered a new era of innovative and intelligent technologies, which includes smart lighting. Smart lighting connects to Wi-Fi and offers an array of cutting-edge functionality and convenience. Let’s look at the main benefits of smart lighting options. Smart lighting is energy efficient. Most smart bulbs utilize LED technology, which is much more efficient than traditional incandescent lighting. Additionally, smart lighting gives you more control over how and when you light your home, ultimately resulting in less energy used for lighting. Smart lighting provides convenience and control. Most smart bulbs can be controlled from an app on your smartphone or can be paired with your voice assistant, like Amazon Alexa. You can conveniently control lighting settings from anywhere in your home or when you’re away. Whether you want to set a schedule for lighting or adjust brightness levels, these smart options offer effortless control from the comfort of, well, anywhere! Smart options empower you to personalize home lighting. Bright, warm, purple, green––whatever mood you want to create, smart lighting can help. For a more traditional look, try dimmable white bulbs. If you want to create the perfect ambiance for movie night, look for bulbs that can be adjusted for a variety of vibrant colors. The possibilities are endless. While smart lighting offers convenience and control, keep in mind your wall light switch will need to stay “on” for you to control the smart bulb from your phone or via voice command. To use a smart bulb, the wall switch it’s connected to must be “on” so the bulb receives power, which enables it to connect to a Wi-Fi network. If you need additional options to operate the lights, consider a smart light switch. Today’s smart switches tend to play nicely with smart bulbs. If you want to control your smart bulbs with a physical switch (in addition to using your phone and voice commands), look for smart switches that include a built-in feature that allows both. Many smart light switches include motion detectors as well. If you’re looking to take the plunge and integrate multiple smart bulbs to your home lighting system, your best bet may be a kit, like the Philips Hue Starter Kit. Most kits include several bulbs and any additional tools you’ll need to get started. If you’re new to smart home tech and looking to start small, try a smart bulb in a high-traffic area of your home. It’s also worth noting that smart plugs are a great starter option and allow convenient control of lamps or other lighting fixtures that are plugged in to a wall outlet. Smart plugs are inexpensive and simply plug in to your existing outlet. Electrical items that are connected to the smart plug can be controlled from a smart phone app, just like smart bulbs. Whether you’re looking for more convenience, colorful options or better ways to manage energy use, smart lighting can provide multiple benefits. Determine which smart lighting features are most important for your needs, then start shopping! By Abby Berry
- Stay safe when setting sail
Electrical safety is probably the last thing that crosses anyone’s mind on a leisurely summertime boat ride. But because water and electricity are a deadly combination, before taking off, brush up on some boating safety rules. “It’s critical you stay away from electric power lines and other electricity sources whenever you go boating,” said Brandon Linville, Director of Operations at Southeastern Indiana REMC. “After all, besides being a popular ingredient for summertime fun, water is a good conductor of electricity. Even when you’re on a boat, electricity still tries to reach the ground below to the bottom of the body of water.” Boaters should constantly be aware of the location of power lines. That means paying close attention when raising or lowering the boat’s mast or spar and ensuring drying sails and sheet lines don’t blow into power lines. “When docking your boat, enlist the help of another person to help guide you at least 10 feet away from all power lines,” Linville said. Among other boating must-dos: While on the water, be cognizant of signs which indicate where underwater utility lines are located. Don’t anchor your boat near them. Are you wishing to go fishing? Again, check for overhead power lines first — then cast your line. If your boat accidentally comes in contact with a power line, whatever you do, don’t jump in the water. Stay on board and don’t touch anything made of metal. Don’t leave the boat until it has moved away from the power line. If you notice a tingling sensation while swimming, the water could be electrified. Get out quickly, avoiding metal objects like ladders. Equipment leakage circuit interrupters protect swimmers nearby from potential electrical leakage into the water around your boat. Consider installing them on your boat. To make sure your boat’s electrical system is in ship shape, periodically have a professional marine electrician inspect it. It should meet local and state safety codes and standards. Make sure all the boat’s AC outlets are three-prong. All electrical connections should be in a panel box, so contact is avoided. Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI) should be installed on your boat — as well as on the dock. When using electricity near water, use portable GFCIs labeled “UL-Marine Listed.” Test all GFCIs once a month. Danger in the water If there is something wrong with the wiring in or near boats or docks, the electric currents can flow into the water. Though the water molecules don’t conduct electricity, electrons are carried through the water by ions. As those electrons move, they create electrified water. When the human body comes in contact with electrified water it conducts electricity. As a result, the victim can completely lose muscle control, suffer from ventricular fibrillation and die from electric shock. That’s why you should never swim near electric-powered boats or docks. Here are some tips to prevent electrical injuries on boats and in the water: No swimming near docks or boats. Notice a tingling sensation while swimming? Get out of the water quickly, avoiding metal objects like ladders. Just as you do at home, when on your boat, don’t use frayed or damaged cords or any cords that have had the prongs removed. Install GFCIs on your boat and have them tested once a month. Equipment leakage circuit interrupters protect swimmers nearby from potential electrical leakage into the water around your boat. Consider installing them on your boat. To make sure your boat’s electrical system is in ship shape, periodically have a professional marine electrician inspect it. Source: Electrical Safety Foundation International Is your boat properly equipped? If you own a boat, it’s important to familiarize yourself with Coast Guard regulations. Complying isn’t difficult, but it does take planning. If you own a vessel measuring 16 to 24 feet, make sure the boat contains the following: Registration Life jackets (one Type III per person, Coast Guard approved) At least one Type IV flotation device (a throwable device in case someone falls overboard) A sound-producing device, such as a horn or whistle (preferably whistles without cork, as cork tends to swell) A fire extinguisher in good condition Flares “When boating, it’s also important to keep in mind that you’ll often find electricity nearby,” Brandon Linville, Director of Operations at Southeastern Indiana REMC, warned. “Everyone knows the two don’t mix, yet thousands of accidents occur each year that result in injury or death.”