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Interaction

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Posted on Oct 31, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

The Electrify Indiana 2022 conference was held Sept. 22 in Indianapolis. It was co-hosted by Hoosier Energy and Wabash Valley Power Alliance along with the Beneficial Electrification League. What got the over 270 attendees, 33 sponsors and 23 exhibitors buzzing was the interaction. With utilities, businesses and industry leaders all gathered under the same roof,… Continue reading.

The butterfly effect

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Posted on Sep 02, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

This summer, Hoosier Energy became the first generation and transmission cooperative in the country to receive the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Certificate of Inclusion (COI) to join the Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances (CCAA) for the monarch butterfly.  The butterfly’s migratory path and habitat go through the heart of Hoosier Energy’s service territory. If… Continue reading.

Consortium to improve fiber connectivity

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Posted on Jul 28, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Fiber connectivity in and outside the state got a boost this summer when 21 electric and telephone cooperative service providers who offer communications services formed Accord Telecommunications Collaborative, LLC.  The consortium’s goal, Accord Chair James Tanneberger, president and CEO of South Central Indiana REMC, noted, is “to work with fellow providers of all kinds to… Continue reading.

Working together, we can overcome today’s energy challenges

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Posted on Jun 27, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

By Donna Walker As Hoosiers continue to experience rising electricity bills, it is important for you to know the factors driving these cost increases and what can be expected moving forward. You should also know Hoosier Energy and your local electric co-op are doing everything possible to minimize the impact to consumers.  Over the past… Continue reading.

Back after a pandemic pause

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Posted on May 26, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

The 2022 Annual Meeting of your electric cooperative’s power provider, Hoosier Energy, returned to the French Lick Resort on April 7 after a three-year pause due to the pandemic. All of the generation and transmission cooperative’s 18 member cooperatives (including your local electric cooperative) were represented and on hand. The guest list was pared down… Continue reading.

WhyElectrify

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Posted on Apr 28, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy and its 18 member distribution cooperatives officially launched the WhyElectrify website, www.whyelectrify.com, on March 1. WhyElectrify is a one-stop resource to get answers for your energy questions. “There really was a lack of educational resources for member-consumers to learn about what’s happening in the industry, what’s happening with technology,” said Hoosier Energy Manager… Continue reading.

Hoosier Energy sells Merom Generating Station

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Posted on Mar 28, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station in Sullivan County has a new owner — Hallador Power Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Terre Haute-based Hallador Energy Company. The transaction — which includes a 3 ½ year power purchase agreement (PPA) — is scheduled to close in mid-July once required governmental and financial approvals are obtained.  Here’s what… Continue reading.

Climbing toward their dreams

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Posted on Feb 26, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Whether it was first grade or eighth grade, the dream began early. On Dec. 17, 2021, that dream became reality for Jasper, Indiana’s Mitchell Werner and Greensburg, Indiana’s Waylan Case as they graduated from the North American Lineman Training Center. Both claimed their diplomas from the school in McEwen, Tennessee, with the help of a… Continue reading.

Pilot programs lead to energy savings

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Posted on Jan 26, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

As technology continues to improve and change the landscape of energy demand, Hoosier Energy and its 18 not-for-profit electric distribution cooperative member-consumers throughout central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois, are changing with it.  Maximizing the opportunities for technological advancement, Hoosier Energy works with its members to develop, implement and evaluate various pilot programs that… Continue reading.

Increasing efficiency on the farm

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Posted on Jan 04, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

The heating of poultry barns can be a huge expense for farmers, especially during the winter. Opportunities to find new and efficient ways to decrease energy use for barn heating could help lessen that burden. In that effort, the Beneficial Electrification League (BEL), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting beneficial electrification of the economy, along… Continue reading.

Solar collaboration

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Posted on Oct 28, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Renewable energy is expanding across the nation – including right here in Indiana. A 120 MW solar project named Rustic Hills Solar will be built in Warrick County bringing energy to 17,000 homes. To accomplish this power output, the project will encompass 640 acres and provide jobs for 300 Hoosiers to build the solar array…. Continue reading.

Honoring a legacy

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Posted on Sep 28, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy is proud to announce two new scholarships honoring the contributions of longtime Hoosier Energy Directors and Board Officers, Eugene Roberts and Dan Schuckman. Eugene and Dan represented our members for a combined 35 years, devoting countless hours of service to achieve Hoosier Energy’s mission of providing members with assured, reliable and competitively priced… Continue reading.