It has become evident in recent years that smart devices are becoming more mainstream within most households. In fact, according to the 2016-2017 National Cooperative Difference Survey, 66 percent of co-op households 35-54 years old are tech followers, meaning they are more likely to own mobile technologies such as smartphones and less likely to own a traditional desktop computer. Along with mobile technologies like laptops, tablets, and smart phones, there are also devices such as smart televisions, thermostats, water heaters, and home entertainment systems that many households are incorporating into their daily routines.
The one common factor among most of the smart devices we’re using in this age of technology is that they all must be charged, which means electricity is also a necessity. It is our goal to meet your needs and support added growth to the system by investing in technology today that will make the delivery of reliable electric service better tomorrow.
In addition to monitoring, maintaining and upgrading our electric grid to support future needs, we are also creating innovative renewable energy options and money-saving rate designs to further enhance your membership in the cooperative. It is our hope that by investing in progressive technology today, you will be equipped with the tools to use electricity more efficiently, and ultimately, save on costs in the future.
We invite you to learn more about what’s in store for the future of your cooperative at REMC’s 80th Annual Meeting on Friday, June 15, at Southwestern Randolph High School. This is a time to celebrate the strength of the cooperative, to conduct important business and to focus on how we can continue our mission of providing safe, affordable and reliable electricity to our member-owners.
Jerry Bowman, President,
Randolph EMC Board of Directors
Dale F. Lambert,
Chief Executive Officer