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If your electricity goes off, check your main electrical panel to see if a fuse has blown or a breaker has tripped. Fuses must be replaced while breakers need only to be reset. If the problem is not in your main panel, call a neighbor to determine if other homes in the area have been affected. If the problem is not within your home’s wiring, or if several homes are involved, please report the outage.



Call Northeastern at 1-888-413-6111 or log into your account to report your outage using SmartHub, here.

Are your a member interested in using SmartHub?  Are you looking for a new way to view your usage or pay your bill at Northeastern REMC?  Click here to learn more, download the SmartHub App today!

When you call in an outage, give us your name and address as it is listed on the bill. If you know the cause of the outage, please describe it (a limb is on the line, a pole has been hit by a car, etc.). Informing us of the nature of the outage saves a great deal of our time and your inconvenience. When you report the outage to us, be assured that repairs will be made as quickly as possible.  If our automated phone system answers during a large outage please have your phone, account or meter number available.

If someone in your home is dependent of life-support equipment (respirator, infant heart monitor, etc.) please notify us.  We also suggest that you provide us with a note from your physician, on their letterhead, to be placed in your file.  This will alert us during restoration efforts.



Northeastern REMC now offers members the option to receive text messages related to power outages. 
Northeastern REMC has established a toll-free number (also known as a short code) - 85700, for this service.

To start this texting service, text 4901 to 85700.

For more information, text HELP to 85700.

Standard message and data rates may apply as defined by your individual text messaging plan.

You can opt-out of  receiving messages from Northeastern REMC at any time.  To stop receiving messages, simply text QUIT to our toll-free number, 85700.


Northeastern REMC
4901 East Park 30 Drive
Columbia City, IN 46725


Northeastern REMC services are compatible with all major cell carriers including Alltel, AT&T, Boost Mobile, Cellcom, Cellular One, Cellular South, Cricket, nTelos, Sprint PCS, T-Mobile, Metro PCS, US Cellular, Verizon Wireless and Virgin Mobile.



Through rain and wind and snow and ice, Northeastern REMC strives to keep the power on for every home and business in our community.

Although NREMC works as quickly as possible to get the lights back on when an outage does occur, there are some steps you can take before, during, and after an outage. The key is being prepared. Be sure to plan for these fundamental needs.




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