South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SCI REMC) was established in 1939 and is the largest of 38 rural electric cooperatives in Indiana. Electric cooperatives were organized by people living in rural areas throughout the state who banded together to supply electricity to their own homes, where investor-owned utilities refused to go (and still do). We are a nonprofit, owned and operated by the 33,000 members we serve, across seven counties.
SCI REMC is a leader among other co-ops in its technological advancements, as well as its 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 $2 million in grants for area charitable organizations and civic groups. In addition, SCI REMC sponsors various community events and several energy programs for area youths.
SCI REMC is also leading the way in energy efficiency programs and services, 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 light bulb exchanges, online energy calculators, free home energy audits, appliance recycling, and water heater and generator discounts.