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Geothermal Heat Pump Tax Credits Reinstated

Feb. 9, 2017 (Springfield, IL) The U.S. geothermal heat pump (GHP) industry scored a victory for its workforce and their employers as federal legislation was passed to extend federal tax credits for residential and commercial installations of GHPs. The measure … Read More

Johnson County REMC Announces the Appointment of New Chief Executive Officer, John W. Sturm

Johnson County REMC, a cooperative electric utility located in Franklin, Indiana has announced that effective February 1, 2018, its Board of Directors has approved the appointment of John W. Sturm as Chief Executive Officer. Sturm will replace current Chief Executive … Read More

Trump Task Force: Broadband Vital to Rural America

Author Cathy Cash A task force created by President Trump has recognized the importance of closing the digital divide by emphasizing bringing broadband internet service to rural parts of the country. “The success of rural America is critical to the … Read More

EPA to Replace Clean Power Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has taken its first step to replace the controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) that limits greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants—a move the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) has advocated for to provide … Read More

EPA Moves to Repeal Clean Power Plan

As the Trump administration proposes to withdraw the Clean Power Plan, electric cooperatives will work with the Environmental Protection Agency toward “sound regulation” with the durability and flexibility necessary to provide affordable and reliable electricity to their millions of members, … Read More


Johnson County REMC is sponsoring two students on the Indiana Youth Tour June 8-15. Youth Tour provides young Hoosiers the opportunity to visit the nation’s capital, learn about government, experience American history and gain a better understanding about their electric … Read More


  Franklin, IN – Indian Creek High School senior Brandon Barger and Franklin Community High School senior Garret Coner Jr. are 2017 recipients of individual $2,000 academic scholarships awarded by Johnson County REMC. The two scholarships were presented at the … Read More


The annual meeting of Johnson County REMC was held Saturday, April 22, 2017. The theme of our annual meeting this year is Our Challenges, The Opportunities, Your Value. We are entering an era of rapid change within the electric utility … Read More

Trump Orders Clean Power Plan Review

On March 28, 2017 President Trump signed an executive order establishing a process to repeal or revise the Environmental Protection Agency’s burdensome Clean Power Plan regulation. Article Below: Electric cooperatives hailed an order by President Trump directing the Environmental Protection … Read More

New solar farm north of Trafalgar now operational

OCTOBER 29-30, 2016   A new solar farm north of Trafalgar on State Road 135 is now up and running. A dedication ceremony was conducted Wednesday for the 10-acre solar farm which will provide enough energy to power 150 homes each year, a news release said. About 84,000-square-feet of solar … Read More

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