This holiday season you’ll probably see lots of advertising for “smart” home this and “smart” home that. Commercials will highlight gadgets that make your life better because they make your home so dang smart. Rather than make promises about how “smart” these devices are, let’s talk about how they can be more helpful in your… Continue reading.
One of the electric power industry’s most important goals is ensuring the integrity of the power grid.Digital fault recorders are one technology used to monitor operations at substations and power plants throughout North America. The devices continually monitor the flow of electricity in and out of these locations. These devices are always on and they… Continue reading.
October is National Cooperative Month, and you can celebrate by checking out some of the unique opportunities that your local electric co-op offers through its Power Moves® program. As you may know, we at Wabash Valley Power are a generation and transmission cooperative created by and composed of our member co-ops. We partner with all… Continue reading.
Gavin Scherschel walks a small piece of wood over to a tabletop circular saw and carefully trims it to the perfect length. He is on a team building a model home in the construction trades program at the North Lawrence Career Center. A year ago, the process of trimming a piece of wood was not… Continue reading.
As school buses resume roaming roads and the sun starts setting sooner, it won’t be long before autumn arrives. Yet before pumpkin pie aroma fills the air and Halloween costumes decorate storefronts, you can still take advantage of the late summer to prepare your home for the fall and winter. Some suggested considerations include: Tackling… Continue reading.
You might have driven past one of the 10 cooperative solar arrays throughout central and southern Indiana. Each site provides renewable energy to co-ops like yours and is the size of nine football fields. This creates a challenge in the summer months — lawncare. Hoosier Energy has hired a crew to help keep the grass… Continue reading.
The excitement of buying a house can soon be tempered by additional price tags that come with the purchased property. Older houses frequently mean older appliances and heating and cooling systems, which also are likely more inefficient than newer systems available today. They may even require you to plan for replacements in the not-too-distant future…. Continue reading.
Safe and reliable transmission of electricity is at the core of the Hoosier Energy vegetation management program. Trees or other woody-stemmed vegetation growing too close to power lines can cause extensive power outages and damage as well as pose serious fire and safety hazards to the public if the trees come in contact with energized… Continue reading.
The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to: Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.
From the morning shower to a final sip before slumber, people use a lot of water during the day — we need it to survive, after all — often without considering the costs circling down the drain with it. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that heating water accounts for about 18 percent of your… Continue reading.
The sweltering summer heat can mean diving into your swimming pool — and high diving deep into energy costs. With temperatures starting to rise, you may be eyeing the swimming pool to help cool you off this summer. If you have a pool at your home, you likely are not yearning as much for those… Continue reading.