Hendricks County Remc

By: Bubbajunk.com

Hendricks Power Cooperative established in 1936, the company is celebrated its 69th anniversary in 2005. The following the creation of Franklin D. Roosevelt's Rural Electrification Administration, Hendricks Power Cooperative started with a small meeting of 12 people, farmers and rural residents unable to convince the local utility, which was owned by investors, to build lines to serve them. They claimed it simply wasn't profitable to give service to such lightly populated areas.
 
On January 1, 1938, the first section of line, 122 miles long, was energized; approximately 400 members received power to their homes and farms for the first time. Presently, Hendricks Power Cooperative maintains 1,556 miles of line in Hendricks, Morgan, Putnam and Montgomery counties. The company has provides electricity and energy services to over 24,000 customers in west central Indiana. As a cooperative, the company is owned not by investors, but by the customers it serves.
 
The Hendricks County Farm Bureau Cooperative was instrumental in organizing early meetings and shared their main street office space with the REMC in the early days. The name Hendricks County Rural Electric Membership Corporation was adopted, Construction of electric lines started in the summer of 1937. A kerosene lamp was grandly thrown in the hole in celebration. Hendricks Power Cooperative exists to meet the combined needs of its memberÂâ€Ã¢„¢s owners. Their mission is to be the provider of choice for energy and related services for their customers, now and into the future.
 
The company undertaking to provide quality service to their customers at reasonable prices achieves the highest levels of integrity and accountability to their customers, improve the communities they serve and promote innovation, professionalism and safety
as an electric cooperative, Hendricks Power is part of the nation's biggest energy network which includes 1,000 electric cooperatives, power supply generation and transmission cooperatives, data processing cooperatives, statewide associations, public power districts, supply and manufacturing cooperatives,  regional trade and service associations and employee credit unions. Electric cooperatives alone serve 32 million customers in 46 states, and cover more land mass than any of the nation's single electric utilities.