Superior Ag, PSC and Southern Indiana Power all share something in common: We’re all cooperatives. We may be in different industries, but we all share a passion for serving our members and helping our communities. October is National Co-op Month, so this is the perfect time to reflect on three of our seven principles that… Continue reading.
Have you ever noticed your lights blink during a thunderstorm? Or perhaps you’ve noticed a blinking microwave clock when you arrive home. When this happens, you’ve likely experienced a brief disruption to your electric service, which could result from a blink or a power surge. While the symptoms of blinks and surges can appear similar,… Continue reading.
Southern Indiana Power serves members across more than 1,600 miles of line. These lines must be kept clear of trees and vegetation to supply you with reliable service. Clearing the right-of-way (ROW) is critical to keeping your lights on. Power interruptions occur when trees or bush grow too close to power lines. Of course, in… Continue reading.
Covid-19 pandemic I think it is safe to say that 2020 was a year that none of us will ever forget. Gone were the days of simply focusing on the complex business of our electric cooperative as epidemiology took center stage of our everyday lives. Government shutdowns, mask orders, social distancing and extra hand washing… Continue reading.
At Southern Indiana Power, we strive to maintain a reliable power supply by keeping power lines clear in rights-of-way (ROW). A right-of-way is the land we use to construct, maintain, replace or repair underground and overhead power lines. Rights-of-way enable the co-op to provide clearance from trees and other obstructions that could hinder the power… Continue reading.
Every year the cooperative is required to conduct an annual meeting of the membership. The purpose of the meeting is to hold an election of directors, share financial information and provide a cooperative update. Being a cooperative means we’re owned by you, our members. Southern Indiana Power’s annual meeting has always been a place for… Continue reading.
Over the years, you’ve heard me explain how Southern Indiana Power is different — because we’re a cooperative. Our business model sets us apart from other utilities because we adhere to seven guiding cooperative principles that reflect core values of honesty, transparency and service to the greater good of the community. Electric cooperatives have a… Continue reading.
We depend on you because you power our success. When Southern Indiana Power does well, the community thrives because we’re all connected. We greatly value our connection to you, the members we serve. As we begin 2021, I think we can all agree it’s our chance for a fresh start. Over the past year, we… Continue reading.
With the holiday season upon us and the new year just around the corner, I can’t help but reflect on the gratitude I feel for our community. I think most will agree this has been a year like no other — certainly in my lifetime. And while we’ve seen our share of challenges, I am… Continue reading.
There are so many benefits that come with co-op membership, but perhaps one of the best benefits is capital credits. What are capital credits? At the end of each year, Southern Indiana Power calculates our operating margin, which is the amount by which our income exceeded our expenses during the year. We then allocate the… Continue reading.
There’s an old political saying, “if you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” This adage is the perfect answer to the question, “why vote?” It’s a blunt description of what happens when you don’t engage in the political process. If you don’t vote, you’re not only missing the opportunity to support a candidate… Continue reading.
As some of you might know, cooperatives across the globe adhere to the same seven cooperative principles that guide all of our decisions — from how we run the co-op, to how we engage with our local communities. Concern for community is the seventh principle, and it is one that all employees of Southern Indiana… Continue reading.