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Co-op Careers: How to stand out in the crowd

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Posted on Mar 26, 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

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.

Money in the bath

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Posted on Mar 02, 2021 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

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.

Power line safety

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Posted on Mar 02, 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

Staying safe is just as important for the Hoosier Energy workforce and member co-ops as it is for consumers like you. That is why Hoosier Energy worked with a member cooperative to create a live line demonstration to help cooperatives show the dangers of energized power lines.  While you might have seen a similar demonstration… Continue reading.

Home energy monitors can unearth interesting discoveries

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Posted on Jan 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, Warren County REMC

LaGrange County REMC Energy Advisor Jake Taylor helped a co-op member scour his house to find the culprit causing the member’s high energy bills.  Taylor started in the homeowner’s basement, at the circuit breaker box. He didn’t have to travel any further. Taylor connected a Sense, which is a home energy monitor that tracks electricity… Continue reading.

How training came to the forefront for safe power delivery

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Posted on Jan 26, 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

About 40 years ago, co-op leaders thought to develop a training program to ensure lineworkers had the skills and knowledge they needed to keep themselves and others safe on the job.  Based on this idea, a formal training program was set into motion in 1974, and the first Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship Training and Safety (HEATS)… Continue reading.

From the front lines

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Posted on Jan 05, 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 his 27 years at Hoosier Energy, Line Foreman Mark Richardson has trekked countless hours across the hills and hollers of southern Indiana and Illinois to find downed power lines. Each winter storm comes with its own challenges complicated by cold temperatures and snowfall. Richardson recalls a rough snowstorm several years ago, when he and… Continue reading.

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

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Posted on Nov 25, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County 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.

Grid improvements increase efficiency

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Posted on Nov 25, 2020 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

On the outskirts of Vevay, Indiana, part of the Hoosier Energy grid had substantial improvements made.  Hoosier Energy Substation Foreman Trevor Asche, who supervised the project, said the largest upgrade was to improve connections to a communication tower. The tower enables communication between Hoosier Energy system control and substation equipment. At this location, the substation… Continue reading.

Mini Splits

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Posted on Oct 27, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

People updating their homes and replacing outdated HVAC systems are more frequently considering mini split heat pumps. This newer technology provides more flexibility and energy efficiency compared to many other options. Our Power Moves team has received four times as many mini and multi split system rebates this year compared to this time in 2019…. Continue reading.

Hoosier Energy provides member training

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Posted on Oct 27, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southeastern Indiana REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Even facing restrictions in the pandemic, hands-on learning continues to take place year-round for participants in the Hoosier Energy Apprentice Training and Safety program. With altered schedules, masks and social distances, lineworkers are honing their troubleshooting skills so they can identify situations encountered in the field. “Interacting with underground components is becoming more and more… Continue reading.

Heat pump water heaters can wash away high energy costs

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Posted on Sep 28, 2020 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Heartland REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC, Warren County REMC

If your pleasant warm shower is quickly chilled by a sudden rush of cold water, it may be time to consider replacing your home’s water heater. Fortunately, a variety of options exist that can lower long-term energy costs, including heat pump water heaters (HPWHs). They utilize the same technology found in heat pump heating and… Continue reading.

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