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Distribution Line vs. Transmission Lines

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Posted on Feb 25, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE? Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers. Distribution lines: These lines and equipment are owned by member-co-ops who deliver energy to member-consumers. The most common voltage of distribution lines is 12,470 kV…. Continue reading.

Energy assist program ends

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

Participants are reminded that the moratorium on disconnection for non-payment ends March 15. Accounts assisted by EAP must be brought up to date before then or they may be disconnected the following day. If you have questions about your account, please call the office before March 15.

Quarterly employee spotlight

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

Eric Schank has been employed at the co-op for nearly 10 years. He was hired Aug. 17, 2009, as an apprentice lineman. He graduated from the Hoosier Energy Apprentice Training and Safety (HEATS) program to become a journeyman lineman in November 2013. He and his wife, Caroline, live in Perry County. They are expecting their… Continue reading.

Why do we trim trees all year?

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

At the cooperative, another growing season means it’s time to clear rights of way underneath and around the cooperative’s power lines. Dead trees, overgrown weeds or any other vegetation growth threaten to interfere with power lines along Southern Indiana Power’s 1,600-mile distribution network. Chances are you’ve spotted our line crews and contractors working by the… Continue reading.

80 years of service

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

ANNUAL MEETING and 80th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Tuesday, April 16 at the Spencer County 4-H Youth and Community Center 5 – 7 p.m.: Registration, Food, Fun, Kids’ Activities, Bingo 7 p.m.: Business Meeting, Prize Drawings You must register at the meeting to be eligible for the prize drawings. You don’t however, have to be present to… Continue reading.

January board summary

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Posted on Feb 22, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the Jan. 23 board meeting. All directors were present along with CEO Steve Seibert and administrative assistant Lisa Hinton. Also present was system engineer Todd Hammond. The Dec. 27, 2018, board meeting minutes were reviewed and approved…. Continue reading.

Shedding light on human energy: Benefits of natural light in the workplace

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Posted on Jan 28, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

These images show the difference the temperature of light can make in a workspace or at home. On the left is a light source that has a color temperature that produces light that has a blue tint. The photo on the right is a warmer temperature light source that adds more yellow or warm light… Continue reading.

You’re more than a customer

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Posted on Jan 25, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

Southern Indiana Power is a consumer-owned, consumer-governed cooperative. When the co-op was founded back in 1939, members of the community knew that we are a locally-owned business — likely because they or someone they knew played a part in helping found the cooperative. Over time as the novelty of receiving electricity waned, the founders passed… Continue reading.

Get involved!

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Posted on Jan 25, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

Nominations and voting for board of directors Southern Indiana Power is led by members like you who listen and understand the community. If you’ve been looking for a way to become more involved in the cooperative and, in turn, your community, now is the time to make your voice heard and pick up a petition… Continue reading.

Spotlight: Employee and Director Recognition

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Posted on Jan 25, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

At the 2018 employee Christmas party, the following employees and directors were recognized: Dale Kaufman, staking engineer, for his 20 years to the cooperative. Heather Toothman, customer service representative, for her 15 years of service. Steve Seibert, president/CEO, was also recognized for 15 years of service to the cooperative. Gary Waninger, board of director, was… Continue reading.

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