I wrote last month about Olive Meadows, a Veedersburg resident who served as a Tipmont REMC troubleshooter for 18 years. Troubleshooters were volunteer, unpaid positions that would field outage calls 24/7 and relay information to the Tipmont line workers.
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Back in September, my CEO note featured two of Tipmont’s legacy members, Warren Cole and Kathryn Hunter. Shortly after that article ran, I received a wonderful letter from Olive Meadows of Veedersburg.
Imagine burglars trying to break into your home every hour of every day. Windows, doors, the roof, the chimney, the cellar – nothing is off limits. That’s essentially what we’re up against in keeping your information secure.
This is the first opportunity I’ve had to write since our July Annual Meeting at McCutcheon High School. We had another successful meeting this year with 764 memberships attending, well beyond our requisite 2% quorum of 459. Thank you to all who attended.
The return of students to school each August signals a new beginning. For those of you are headed off to college or a trade school, you’re hopefully giving careful consideration to your future career. I encourage you to include electric cooperatives.
On Aug. 11, 1938, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt traveled to Barnesville, Georgia, to celebrate one of the remarkable achievements of the New Deal: the three-year-old Rural Electrification Administration (REA).
Effective June 2017, Tipmont’s service charge will increase from $29 per month to $32.50 per month for residential members. The rate adjustment pays for continued investment in the distribution system to maintain service reliability.
As a non-profit electric cooperative, Tipmont’s goal is to sell you the least amount of energy that you actually need. We don’t pocket more profit if we sell more energy. Our only profit is your satisfaction. With summer just around the corner, here are five tried and true ways to lower your energy usage during warm weather.
We all want the best value for our dollar. Just as you research and comparison shop when you’re choosing a new appliance for your home, Tipmont is constantly working to maximize the value we provide to our members
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.