Do you want to save money and electricity but have limited time, money and patience? According to the Department of Energy, a “typical American family” spends nearly $2,000 per year on their home energy bills. Much of that money, however, is wasted through leaky windows or ducts, old appliances or inefficient heating and cooling systems.
District 4 is up for election in 2017
As an electric cooperative, Tipmont is guided by a board of directors elected by our membership to represent their best interests when making important decisions. Being a member of this board is an incredibly important position in our community. The board’s decisions impact issues such as service rates, rights of way and work plans. This position holds significant responsibility and requires individuals who understand their community’s needs and serve the cooperative members’ best interest.
As I type this, snow is snarling commutes for thousands of folks. Not 24 hours ago, most of us were comfortably walking outside in short sleeves.
Yep, it’s three-seasons-in-a-week territory for North Central Indiana right now. Provided March’s lion remains tame, there will soon be plenty of opportunities to get outside amid more predictable weather.
Here’s a pair of low-cost outdoor options to enjoy as the sun lingers longer and into spring, summer, and autumn!
When I wrote our 2015 reliability report last year, I knew Mother Nature had been overly kind. The majority of our outages most years stem from weather-related events. 2015 was, by all accounts, a very weather-neutral year in our service area. In 2016, our total member minutes out was about 33 percent higher. However, the difference (40 percent) came from just two summer storms.
One of the easiest ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency is to change your lighting to LED bulbs. It’s such a no-brainer that we’re offering eight free LED bulbs to each Tipmont member! Here’s how you can get your free LED bulbs during the month of March.
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.
You can tell me the entryway floor mat at Mama Ines Mexican Bakery’s flagship Lafayette location is just a place to shake off snow. What I believe: It’s a pillow to cushion your jaw dropping upon the sight you behold.
We want to hear from every member!
Toward the end of February, approximately 2,500 randomly selected Tipmont members will receive a member satisfaction survey in the mail and will ultimately provide the crucial information needed to guide future decisions for your cooperative.
Two Tipmont REMC lineworkers, Sam Headlee and Eli Smith, alongside eleven others from around the state, graduated Saturday, Jan. 28, from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ apprenticeship program, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP).