No matter your job, a business owner lives in your house: you! As a member of your local electric cooperative, you are actually an owner (a member-consumer) of the organization! Electric cooperatives sprang up across the U.S. in the 1930s as towns and cities across the nation gained access to electricity. The Rural Electrification Act… Continue reading.
Upgrading 1,680 miles of the electrical grid is a significant endeavor in the best of times. Throw in a pandemic, and it’s easy to imagine how the whole thing could get off track. But that’s not what happened with a recent project. Hoosier Energy takes a proactive approach toward grid reliability. This can be seen… Continue reading.
In the early 2000s, Hoosier Energy began diversifying how it generates electricity. New resources include hydro, solar, landfill gas and wind power. The addition of these renewable resources has been strategic, allowing your co-op’s power supplier to meet the needs of member-consumers like you. Hoosier Energy is pleased to announce that Hallador Energy Company will… Continue reading.
These dog days of summer might have you considering putting those loitering summer sunrays to work making electricity for your home. Advances in technology have helped make the cost of solar energy more affordable. More people than ever before are considering adding solar panels to their home. But before you contact a solar panel sales… Continue reading.
During the severely sweltering summer, planning ahead to save energy can keep you cool while helping the environment — and even get you some green back! People know the basic rules of supply and demand — when demand goes up, the price typically goes up. The same goes for electricity: when businesses are operating and… Continue reading.
When Curt Durnil joined Hoosier Energy in November 2020 as its communications coordinator, media and public relations, he brought with him a solid public service background — just in a different field. For the past 26 years, he was the Indiana State Police’s public information officer. Indiana Connection sat down with Durnil to learn more… Continue reading.
Some of the coolest new tech for your home will chill you out in the summer and keep you toasty in the winter – while reducing your carbon footprint and lowering your energy costs. If your home is cooled by an air source heat pump, the system also heats your home in the winter. And… Continue reading.
Cooperative leaders formed Hoosier Energy in 1949 to help electrify rural communities. Today, the generation and transmission cooperative serves 18 member systems in southern and central Indiana and southeastern Illinois. At the heart of the cooperative culture is an honest desire to provide services that value reliability, affordability and sustainability. These aspects connect to Hoosier… Continue reading.
Over the last few years, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats have become a popular upgrade for people updating equipment in their homes. Thermostats such as the Nest and Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostats (among others) connect to a home’s wireless Internet network and can be programmed remotely from a wireless device, such as a smart phone or tablet. You may… Continue reading.
Twice every year, Jared Murphy climbs into a helicopter to patrol miles and miles of transmission rights-of-way that crisscross southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. As vegetation management coordinator, Murphy is looking for dead trees, overgrown brush or any other vegetation growth threatening to interfere with power lines along Hoosier Energy’s nearly 1,700-mile transmission network. … Continue reading.
If you’re thinking about building your own home, you’ve probably spent a lot of time figuring out the details. You’ve considered different floorplans and selected complementary colors that pop. But have you considered energy efficiency? The Power Moves Home program is perfect for anyone about to build their own home. Your local electric co-op helped… Continue reading.
Five years ago, Tina Dixon joined Hoosier Energy’s human resources department. With over 20 years of experience today, Dixon helps the electric cooperative connect job applicants to available positions. She is on the frontline of seeing the Hoosier Energy workforce being built and how it is adapting to change. “Through my experience at Hoosier… Continue reading.
While your steaming hot shower may leave you feeling like royalty, the appliance heating that water may be dethroning money from your wallet. A variety of energy resources power different kinds of water heaters to warm the water that people use in their daily lives. The type of water heater in your house could lead… Continue reading.