Press Releases

UDWI passes 2022 budget, looks ahead at plans for the new year

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC held its December board meeting Monday where CEO Doug Childs presented the 2022 budget to the Board of Directors.


Erin’s Purpose

Erin’s Purpose receives grant from UDWI’s community fund

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC’s Community Fund donated over $13,000 across nine local organizations in September, including $3,000 to Erin’s Purpose for its youth center construction.

Erin’s Purpose

UDWI REMC, SCI REMC begin partnership to construct fiber

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC (UDWI) and South Central Indiana REMC (SCI) announced a new, limited partnership that will bring high-speed fiber to certain unserved portions of UDWI’s membership in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.

UDWI’s Community Fund provides AEDs to local veterans group

A grant from the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC’s Community Fund in March helped Greene County Veteran Services purchase automated external defibrillators (AED) for vehicle use.

Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry receives Community Fund grant from UDWI REMC

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC’s Community Fund donated over $14,000 across 13 local organizations in June, including $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry to support its “‘Meat’ the Need” initiative.

UDWI REMC conducts electrical safety demonstrations for first responders

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC recently completed an electrical safety demonstration for the Beech Creek Township Eastern Fire Department in Solsberry.

UDWI Holds 2021 Annual Meeting, Elects Officers for Board

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC held its 85th annual meeting Tuesday at the cooperative’s headquarters and voted in a new slate of officers for its Board of Directors.

UDWI, Varentec partner to reduce peak demand charges

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC is working to improve the efficiency of its service territory to lower its energy demand and increase reliability for its members.

UDWI crews respond to mutual aid request

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC was one of eight Indiana electric cooperatives to send crews and equipment to assist with the power restoration effort in Virginia after ice storms moved through the state in late February.


UDWI REMC Begins 2021 Capital Improvement Projects

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC will continue its focus on infrastructure improvement in 2021. Theseimprovements are designed to improve system reliability and efficiency. The co-op remains committed to working through the challenges of operating safely during a pandemic while prioritizing member service.

Smithville, UDWI REMC launch first joint fiber construction; project to reach 280 homes in Monroe County begins

Construction began January 27 for the first joint fiber project under a partnership with Smithville, Indiana’s largest privately-held telecom, and the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC (UDWI), according to Darby A. McCarty, Chairman and CEO of Smithville, and Doug Childs, UDWI CEO. Plans call for 280 homes in the joint Smithville/UDWI service area east of Stanford to receive access to Smithville high-speed fiber service, which is nationally recognized.

UDWI Reports 2020 Achievements, Plans for 2021

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC had a productive and record-setting 2020, despite the challenges of operating through the pandemic. The utility company exceeded its goals for infrastructure improvements and will continue its focus to repair and replace lines and while working to sustain power costs for 2021.


Smithville, UDWI forge partnership to accelerate fiber  construction; First project in Monroe County set to  break ground in January 2021

Smithville, Indiana’s largest
privately-held telecom, and the Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC (UDWI)  announced a unique limited partnership that is expected to accelerate high-speed fiber construction in a cost-effective manner. The partnership is expected to mutually benefit customers and communities in their overlapping service areas, according to Darby A.  McCarty, Chairman and CEO of Smithville, and Doug Childs, UDWI CEO.

UDWI REMC Continues Focus on Infrastructure Improvements

The Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC remains committed to improving the infrastructure in its system and is on pace to complete more than 30 miles of new line construction in 2020.

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