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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.

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Communicating the cooperative difference

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Posted on Mar 27, 2019 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Touchstone Energy provides electric co-ops like yours with resources to be the trusted information resource in your community. Resources include communicating the cooperative difference many of us enjoy. An advertising campaign has been designed to communicate that cooperatives are innovative, stable and trustworthy – thanks to their decades-long role in the communities they serve.  Touchstone… Continue reading.

You’re invited to the annual meeting

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Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

I would like to personally invite you to the Southern Indiana Power 2019 annual meeting! Southern Indiana Power would not exist without our members. That’s because YOU are our cooperative. Connect with us The annual meeting provides you, as a member, the opportunity to talk with your board of directors and the cooperative’s employees. Throughout… Continue reading.

Director Candidates

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Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

District 1 Jeff Vogel is the incumbent director for district 1. He and his wife, Karen, live in  northwest of Rockport in Ohio Township. They have a daughter, Lauren; a son-in-law, Adam; a son, Eric; a daughter-in-law, Valerie; and six grandchildren: Hadleigh, Isabelle, Morgan, Allison, Lance and Olivia. Vogel is a 1978 graduate of Purdue… Continue reading.

The commitment of an electric lineworker

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Posted on Mar 26, 2019 in Southern Indiana Power

National studies consistently rank power line installers and repairers among the most dangerous jobs in the country, and for good reason. Laboring high in the air wearing heavy equipment and working directly with high voltage creates the perfect storm of a dangerous and unforgiving profession. But electric lineworkers are up to the task. These brave… Continue reading.

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.

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