More than 75 years ago, a group of determined, rural residents united in their cause to bring electricity to their homes and farms. Neighboring investor-owned utilities could see no profit in serving rural areas. So local farmers and rural residents joined together to form Orange County REMC.Today, the REMC has grown into an electric cooperative with nearly 8,000 members. And you, as a member/owner, have certain rights and responsibilities that assure the efficient operation of the cooperative.
What We Do:
We are a distribution utility; we do not generate our own electricity. We purchase our power from Hoosier Energy, which is headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana. Hoosier Energy is a Generating and Transmission Supplier which is owned and controlled by the 18 rural electrics in the south and central parts of Indiana and southern Illinois that receive electricity from that organization. The REMC has also historically acted as an 'energy source' to spur economic growth in our communities and to create a better style of living. Our mission is to provide reliable electricity and services to our customers.
As a member of this cooperative, you have the right and responsibility to attend the annual meeting each year where business of the corporation is detailed and discussed. As a member, you have the right to vote and elect fellow members to the cooperative's board of directors at the annual meeting. You also have the responsibility to protect REMC property and advise the office about any damage to cooperative property or dangerous conditions you may observe.
Our office hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, we are closed on New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, day after Thanksgiving Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Of course, outage crews are always available to assist you by calling (812) 865-2229 or (888) 337-5900. Our office is located on Highway 337, just east of Orleans.