Southern Indiana Power is a member-owned electric cooperative headquartered in Tell City, Indiana. As a cooperative, Southern Indiana Power follows seven core principles that are universal to cooperatives worldwide. Among those principles is one stressing education, training and information. Indiana Connection, a monthly magazine published especially for Indiana’s electric cooperative members, is one way the REMC informs and educates its members. Indiana Connection is available not only in a print format, but as an electronic publication for those who prefer getting their information on their electronic devices.
Annual Meeting Registration: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Annual Meeting format was changed to a virtual business meeting with only directors present telephonically and President/CEO Steve Seibert and Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton present in person at the cooperative office. Members registered for the 2020 Annual Meeting and cast votes for the director election… Continue reading.
Kara Gunn is Southern Indiana Power’s newest employee. She was hired April 5 as a customer service representative. Gunn previously worked as a customer service representative at Ohio Valley Gas where she had been employed since 2016. She lives in Perry County with her husband, Trent; daughter Myla; and their dog, Izzy. When… Continue reading.
In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the April 28 board meeting. 1. All directors were present. Also present were CEO Steve Seibert, Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton and Manager of Member Services Rachael Goldsberry. 2. The first item of business was the reorganization… Continue reading.
Southern-PSC Partnership For many years, PSC has been deploying fiber optic broadband throughout its own telephone cooperative territory. Approximately 50% of Southern members are also PSC co-op members, many of which are already connected to PSC’s fiber. PSC is two years out from having 100% of their cooperative being connected to fiber, bringing to closure… 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.
At Southern Indiana Power, we strive to maintain a reliable power supply by keeping power lines clear in rights-of-way (ROW). A right-of-way is the land we use to construct, maintain, replace or repair underground and overhead power lines. Rights-of-way enable the co-op to provide clearance from trees and other obstructions that could hinder the power… Continue reading.
At its March meeting, the SIREC Community Trust committee awarded a total of $17,350 in Operation Round Up grants. Receiving grants were: Chrisney Volunteer Fire Department: $2,650 for the purchase of Wildland fire resistant boots Anderson Twp. Volunteer Fire Department: $3,300 to purchase Whelen LED light bars ($2,596) and Rear LED beacons ($700) Spencer County… Continue reading.
Throughout this month, Southern Indiana Power will be working with NRECA Market Research Services to complete member satisfaction surveys. The surveys will be conducted both online and by email. However, not everyone will be contacted. If you are contacted, we would greatly appreciate a few minutes of your time to share your opinions of the… Continue reading.
Life is fast, and it can be hectic, but it doesn’t all have to be complicated. Paying your Southern Indiana Power bill shouldn’t be a complex task, and with our SmartHub web and mobile app, it won’t be. You may have heard about SmartHub, our innovative tool for account management, but what can it do… Continue reading.
In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the March 31 board meeting. 1. All directors were present. Also present were CEO Steve Seibert, Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton and Accountant Amy Ramsey. Present via Webex was Earl Ridlen of the auditing firm LWG. 2. The… 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 were asked to associate an image or a person with Southern Indiana Power, you’d probably picture a lineman. A lineman is one of the most visible employees of the co-op. “Lineman” is listed as one of the top 10 most dangerous jobs in the U.S. This is understandable as they perform detailed tasks… Continue reading.