Empowering our communities

Posted on May 18 2024 in Southern Indiana Power

Southern Indiana Power members donated $21,285 to local charities, community projects, students, and fire departments through the cooperative’s Operation Round Up program this spring. About 65% of members round up their electric bills and donate the spare change to this fund, making a huge impact in our Southern Indiana communities.

A board of trustees, composed of cooperative members and separate from the Southern Indiana Power board of trustees, oversees the allocation process. Here are the latest donations from the Operation Round Up program:


Santa Claus Volunteer Fire Department — $3,000

To purchase firefighter personnel protection equipment (PPE), gloves, and Nomex hoods

Jackson Township Volunteer Fire Department — $3,500

To purchase emergency lighting, sirens, and mounting hardware

Anderson Twp. Volunteer Fire Department — $4,036

To purchase a Bullard fire helmet, turnout coat, turnout pants, a pair of Boots, a pair of gloves, Nomex hood, and gear bag


Cannelton Food Pantry — $2,000

To replace the remainder of the roof on the OAKS building that houses the Cannelton Food Pantry

Rome Community Center — $1,926

To purchase 10 new folding plastic picnic tables

Anderson Woods — $4,323

To assist with gutters and gutter guards ($2,483), dining hall repairs ($1,840), and painting of metal roof on the cabin that houses the new program ($10,625).


Allie Thomas — Indiana University Southeast/Perry Central High School

Kendall Cash — Western Kentucky University/Perry Central High School

Collin Kessens — Indiana University/Tell City High School

Kasey Wheatley — Ball State University/Tell City High School

Owen Rahman — Purdue University/Heritage Hills High School

Amount Granted Since Inception

(INCLUDING SPRING 2024 AWARDS): $568,608.39

Thank you to our members who are participating in this program and who are making a difference in our communities.

Individuals or organizations can participate online at southernindianapower.com. Click on “Community” and then “Operation Round Up.”