Noble REMC: Where safety is the standard and members are the priority.
Founded in 1936 in Albion, Indiana, Noble Rural Electric Membership Cooperative (REMC), a Touchstone Energy Cooperative, has provided electricity and other services to rural residents for more than 80 years.
The cooperative delivers electricity to nearly 10,000 members in Noble, DeKalb and six other surrounding counties in northeast Indiana, spanning more than 1,200 miles of energized line.
Although located in Albion, the cooperative considers its entire service territory as its community. Noble REMC is a leader in local economic and community development, and many of our employees and directors have been, and continue to be, an integral part of a range of community organizations.
Most noteworthy is the Noble REMC Operation Round Up® Trust Fund. This program is made possible by our members, who allow us to round up their bill each month and put those pennies toward donations to local nonprofit organizations each quarter.
Owned by the members we serve, Noble REMC is governed by an elected board of directors made up of nine members of the REMC. Directors are elected on a rotating basis at our annual meeting. To learn more about our governance, click here to view our bylaws.
One of the most tangible benefits of being a cooperative member is patronage capital – also known as, cash back. Built by the community we serve, we share our excess revenue back with our members, which sets us apart from investor-owned and municipal electric companies. When Noble REMC is in a financial position to do so – as it has been for the past 25 years – our members receive a refund check in early December, representing the prorated amount between the actual cost of service and the margin for a given year. This cash back to our members totals nearly $10 million since the mid-1990s, a sign of the cooperative's financial strength and stability.