When ice storms coat power lines, high winds can lead to lines that bounce and buck around. While rare, this movement is known as galloping lines. Power lines are designed to sway, but if a wire is weighted down with ice and is pushed around from wind, it could move close to a grounded component… Continue reading.
Touchstone Energy provides electric co-ops like yours with resources to be the trusted information resource in your community. Resources include communicating the cooperative difference many of us enjoy. An advertising campaign has been designed to communicate that cooperatives are innovative, stable and trustworthy – thanks to their decades-long role in the communities they serve. Touchstone… Continue reading.
These images show the difference the temperature of light can make in a workspace or at home. On the left is a light source that has a color temperature that produces light that has a blue tint. The photo on the right is a warmer temperature light source that adds more yellow or warm light… Continue reading.
A Hoosier Energy employee who drives throughout central and southern Indiana shares some precautions he takes to stay safe and to keep your energy flowing. Meter Relay Technician Don Small has worked at Hoosier Energy for nearly 39 years. He has accumulated approximately 1.5 million miles driving to different substations and member cooperatives, averaging 40,000-60,000… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy and member-cooperative employees gain industry-specific training through the Department of Labor-certified Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship, Training and Safety program. The 8,000-hour program takes four years to complete and includes 13 hands-on technical schools for apprentices to attend. The program began in 1974 and has grown to include programs for line specialists, substation, metering, underground… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy operates a coal-based generation facility located near Sullivan. The Merom Generating Station produces reliable energy 24/7/365. This station is part of Hoosier Energy’s “All of the Above” energy strategy that also includes renewable energy resources. This station has state-of-the-art environmental pollution control equipment installed that is used to reduce emissions. This equipment operates… Continue reading.
Donna Walker is currently the chief financial officer and executive vice president of Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. a non-profit generation and transmission cooperative providing wholesale electric service to 18 member distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Since joining the organization in 1995, Walker has progressively advanced to a… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy purchases energy generated from the wind at farms in Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. The turbine generators capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. Output from these wind farms is enough to power 21,000 homes. For more information about Hoosier Energy’s generation sources, log onto hoosierenergy.com/about/energy-strategy. Your energy producer is a… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy landfill methane gas (LMG) units generate 18 megawatts of energy. It is part of the “all of the above” energy strategy that includes coal, natural gas and other renewable sources. LMG systems capture gases released from decaying organic material in solid waste landfills to power gas turbines like the one shown. Landfill generation… Continue reading.