For our 2018 Community Day, Tipmont donated and planted 51 trees in Lafayette on Erie Avenue between Greenbush Street and 19th Street. Also participating were crews from Mint City Tree and Tree Lafayette volunteers.
The trees planted include:
- White Oak
- Autumn Gold Ginkgo
- Nuttall Oak
- Scarlet Oak
- Palisade Hornbeam
- Endowment Sugar Maple
- Sargent Cherry
- Bosque Elm
- Exclamation London Planetree
- Wildfire Blackgum
- Espresso Ky. Coffeetree
- Musashino Zelkova
- Ivory Silk Tree Lilac
At the January 2018 board meeting, Tipmont REMC’s Board of Directors voted to authorize the design, construction and delivery of fiber optic broadband and related services to the Tipmont membership. The vote was unanimous and follows 18 months of due diligence, including extensive feasibility evaluation and market analysis.
According to WLFI-TV meteorologist Cameron Hopman, the cold snap we faced between December 26, 2017 and January 6, 2018 was the longest streak of sub-twenty degree temperatures in our area’s history. The unprecedented streak of cold weather resulted in very high energy use.
Tipmont REMC will be closed on the following dates in observance of the Christmas and New Year's holiday:
Tipmont REMC operations manager Scot Price has completed an intensive program in electric utility safety and loss control. The Loss Control Internship is a series of workshops offered by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in conjunction with the National Utility Training & Safety Education Association. The program is designed to instruct participants in many areas related to electric utility industry safety.
Six Tipmont REMC line workers will be part of an estimated 60 Indiana electric cooperative line workers heading to Georgia to assist in hurricane Irma recovery efforts. The line workers could be deployed for up to two weeks, depending on the damage caused by the storm.
The 2017 Tipmont REMC Annual Meeting will be held at McCutcheon High School this year. The date and time of the meeting, Saturday, July 29 at 8 a.m., remain the same.
Tipmont REMC is proud to sponsor nineteen students for this year’s Touchstone Energy Camp, June 7 – 10, 2017 at Camp Tecumseh.
Evolving technology is changing how energy is generated and distributed through the electric grid to homes and businesses. These changes have brought new challenges and opportunities to electric co-ops working to keep pace with the evolving landscape.
An apology to our members
In mid-January, we implemented a change to the way Tipmont members log in to SmartHub. The change was intended to make the log in process a bit quicker by placing the user name and password fields directly on the website, rather than having to go to a separate screen to log in.