It’s always interesting to look back and compare our reliability data from year to year. In 2019, our top outage causes were power supply, trees and equipment failure, which is consistent with every other year going all the way back to 2012. Of those three, power supply (also known as transmission) comprised over 51% of total member minutes out.
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Effective Jan. 22, Tipmont’s energy charge will increase from $0.1034 per kWh to $0.1054 per kWh and the service charge will increase from $32.50 per month to $34.50 per month. For the average residential consumer, this equals about $4.75 per month
Why is it that farmers’ markets always feel the farthest away in February? No matter what the groundhog says, we’re only weeks away from strolling in the sunshine for fresh, local fare. But February is definitely a gut-wrenching gauntlet of sizable snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.
What does energy technology entail, exactly? John Roudebush hears that a lot when discussing the courses he teaches as Ivy Tech Lafayette’s Energy Technology program chair.
"We look at how wind and solar power can complement the use of natural gas," Roudebush says of the program, which started in 2010 shortly after wind farms opened in Tippecanoe and White counties. "But it boils down to letting people know this is an industry with future-proofed careers."
The Tipmont REMC board of directors authorized a capital credit retirement for members that received service in 1987. The capital credits reflect those members’ contribution of capital to, and ownership of, the cooperative during those years. Those funds helped us build and maintain a reliable electric distribution system and cover emergency expenses.
The young lady featured on the cover of this month’s magazine was selected for Tipmont’s Youth Tour delegation last summer. The photo was taken at the Newseum, an exhibit that promotes the importance of a free press and the First Amendment. The balcony on the seventh floor looks right down Pennsylvania Avenue at the U.S. Capitol. It’s just one awe-inspiring sight in a week of life-altering experiences that Tipmont is proud to sponsor each year.
I'm not a food challenge kind of guy. For a newspaper story, I once dressed as Santa and ate "firebrand spice" chili to get Santa Claus’ name on a wall of fame. And sure: A friend and I may have been responsible for amendments to a former Lafayette restaurant's all-you-can-eat sushi lunch. But scaling multi-pound mountains of meat or putting away pizzas the size of a table aren’t my thing.
Electric vehicles (EVs) have a long and complicated history. The first electric car debuted in the U.S. around 1890. It was a six-passenger vehicle with a top speed of about 14 miles per hour. By the early 20th century, many taxis in New York City were electric. But the high cost of production compared to gasoline-powered cars combined with a lack of electricity outside the cities was too much to overcome. By the mid- 1930s, electric vehicles had mostly vanished.
My wife and I have only lived together in two different cities: Springfield, Illinois; and Lafayette, Indiana. But each is home to a local restaurant that would follow us wherever we may go if we had our druthers. Places where they know you and what you want. That jump to the top of any dining-out conversation. That feel like a room in your home.
We recently received a heartwarming note via our Facebook page:
“I’m not sure who the gentleman was at McDonald’s, but the side of his truck said Tipmont REMC. He helped me and my daughter and I'd just like to say it really made our day. My daughter started crying and said there are still people out there that care.”