SCI REMC is a trusted cooperative serving our diverse communities with innovative energy solutions and life-enhancing services.
South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SCI REMC) was established in 1939 and is the largest rural electric cooperative in Indiana. Electric cooperatives were organized by people living in rural areas who banded together to supply electricity to their own homes, where investor-owned utilities refused to go (and still do). We are a non-profit owned and operated by the 28,200 members we serve across seven counties.
SCI REMC is a leader among other co-ops in its technological advancements and community involvement. SCI REMC hosts several community programs, including Operation RoundUp, where our members round up their electric bill payments to the nearest dollar. Through this program, our members have distributed more than $3.3 million in grants for area charitable organizations and civic groups. In addition, SCI REMC sponsors various community events and energy programs for youths. SCI REMC is also leading the way in energy efficiency programs, constantly educating its members about the importance of when to use energy and how to use less energy while offering energy management services. Some of those services include free online energy calculators, free home energy audits, and rebates.
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A cooperative is a business owned by its customers, known as members. Anyone who receives power from South Central Indiana REMC is part owner of the business. SCI REMC is one of 38 rural electric cooperatives in Indiana.
Electric cooperatives were organized throughout the state in the 1930s. At that time, investor-owned utilities were supplying power in urban areas but would not supply electric power to rural customers. This was common across the country at this time in history. People living in rural areas saw that those in cities had electricity and wanted it as well. As a result, with loans from the Rural Electrification Administration, rural communities banded together and created electric cooperatives.
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