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Posted on Dec 29, 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

Through a complex, dual-stage project, Hoosier Energy is working diligently to upgrade grid technology and infrastructure. Straddling the White River in Greene County, just southwest of Bloomfield, is a three-quarter mile stretch of Hoosier Energy power lines in the territory of the Utilities District of Western Indiana (UDWI) REMC.  Those lines were strategically placed out… Continue reading.

On-the-job training

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

The Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship, Training and Safety (HEATS) program held its first in-person graduation program since 2019 this fall at French Lick Resort.  The program, which started in 1975 as a way to ensure linemen had proper job-related safety training, expanded over the years to include other co-op employees. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the… Continue reading.

Plan for the wastes of energy past, present and future and save on energy costs

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Posted on Nov 30, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

This holiday season, while preparing for the fun that comes from the enjoyable winter holidays, you also can prepare for the higher bills caused by the wastes of energy past, present, and future. By overcoming these energy phantoms, you can make amends for past wasted energy and prevent them from taking more from your wallet… Continue reading.

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.

Camping Watt?

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Posted on Oct 31, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

The falling autumn leaves will soon give way to falling snowflakes and carolers singing our way into the holiday season. While it may seem like an odd time to plan outdoor getaways, it’s the right time for gifts that will help avid campers get ahead! Technology has led to some unique possibilities offering comfort (and… Continue reading.

Practices and principles

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Posted on Sep 30, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Electric cooperatives, like other energy providers, are in the midst of the most impactful transition in modern history. As we continue to navigate through this changing environment, Hoosier Energy’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices — and the cooperative principles that underpin those practices — will continue to become more relevant.  ESG refers to factors… Continue reading.

Get energy treats (and avoid getting tricked!) this October

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Posted on Sep 29, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

This October, you should be treated by ghoulish figures visiting on Halloween — not tricked by unexpectedly high energy costs.  Every fall, people enjoy the milder temperatures while preparing for the coming Midwestern winter. Make sure you’re treating yourself to energy savings by making the right upgrades. Even small home improvements can lead to long-term… 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.

Building a Power Moves Home leads to new considerations and savings

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Posted on Aug 31, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Co-op members building their “forever” homes enjoy choosing new home options — from flooring to cabinets to paint colors. Those members can also work with their local electric cooperative to build a Power Moves® Home. Houses built to the Power Moves Home standard are on average at least 20% more energy efficient than a traditional… Continue reading.

After school savings

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Posted on Jul 28, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Buses steadily starting and stopping along subdivision streets signal the start of the season’s school day schedules. As teens settle back into the school year, they’re also getting used to their afterschool routines: fall sports, homework or part-time jobs. Regardless of when teenagers arrive home, there are steps they can take to minimize their electricity… 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.

Keep your cool inside this summer

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Posted on Jun 27, 2022 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Jay County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

With the hot humid temperatures during the long daylight hours as kids are out of school, it may seem difficult to keep your cool at home this summer – literally and figuratively. Yet in the literal sense, keeping your cool indoors could really pay off by keeping more green in your wallet. Fortunately, there are… Continue reading.

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