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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.

Community Chance

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Posted on Dec 01, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “‘Tis better to give than to receive.” And this time of year is a wonderful opportunity to benefit your community (and Concern for Community is one of our guiding Cooperative Principles!). Here are a few ways you can have a meaningful impact this December: Volunteer your skills or strengths. Everyone… Continue reading.

Line inspection tool helps improve grid resiliency

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Posted on Dec 01, 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, your co-op’s power provider, routinely inspects grid components, including the conductor that transmits high-voltage power throughout central and southern Indiana. This process is labor-intensive as it requires de-energizing a portion of the grid. Line crews can then safely remove a section of the conductor and send it to a lab to determine if… Continue reading.

Smart Stuffers

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Posted on Oct 28, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

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.

Putting the ‘co-op’ in ‘cooperation’

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Posted on Sep 28, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

When your local electric cooperative’s energy advisor is stumped by a perplexing     power problem, the solution may come from a fellow energy advisor in another town – or  even another state. Local electric cooperatives, including your power provider, vary in size and the number of homes and businesses they serve. Yet they are… 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.

It’s your business

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Posted on Aug 31, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

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.

Resilient Upgrades

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Posted on Aug 31, 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

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.

Renewable generation

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Posted on Jul 27, 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

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.

Sunny savings?

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Posted on Jul 26, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

Keeping your cool

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Posted on Jul 01, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

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