We live and work in this community and when you struggle, we all struggle.
Last month, I shared that our board of directors decided to postpone the 2020 Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for Saturday, July 25. We’re all hoping that the pandemic continues to ebb, but the safety of each member we serve will always be our primary consideration.
Our Annual Meeting is an event I always look forward to. As you may know, its primary purpose is to elect the board of directors that governs our cooperative. But we also use the opportunity to celebrate the membership that makes Tipmont possible. It’s a privilege to visit with so many of you each year and listen to your feedback on how we’re doing.
I wrote last
how our delivery
of critical infrastructure
than ever. Cooperatives routinely
plan for emergency situations, and
our emergency plan has served us
well in a variety of circumstances
— from ice storms to tornadoes. In
these unprecedented times, we’ve
taken some additional unprecedented
steps to make sure our
team is in place to power your
Tipmont’s board of directors held its regular board meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28. All directors were present. Also attending were CEO Ron Holcomb and Attorney Jeff Helmerick.
look back and
from year to year.
In 2019, our top
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
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
(EVs) have a long
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
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday, August 8 that Tipmont REMC will receive $444,558 from the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program. The program, in its first phase of awards, is designed to foster broadband infrastructure investment in unserved areas of the state.
I’ve been asked a few times how the fiber lines we’re building today will stand up to the promises of tomorrow’s wireless internet technology. While there are a lot of technological promises
on the horizon, we can’t know for certain how they are all going to play out. Here are some things we do know today about one of the leading contenders.
Last month, we shared that construction was underway to bring fiber internet to over 2,200 homes in the Battle Ground area. Many residents in that area have expressed their elation for the service. It’s very rewarding to hear how enthusiastic they are for better internet service.