Focused on the future

Hoosier Energy’s competitive advantages remain centered on members

Working alongside our 18 member-cooperatives, Hoosier Energy is creating competitive advantages for the industries, farms and residences that make up the communities that depend on us to meet their power needs, provide economic opportunities and create jobs. Every conversation, every project, every pilot program is executed with one question in mind — how will our collective efforts benefit our members and theirs? 

The 2019 Hoosier Energy annual report shows how the power network that makes up Hoosier Energy will see a changing energy landscape powered by consumer preference, technology and sustainability.

Much is on the horizon, from electric fleets to battery storage. Consumers like you increasingly want assurance that the energy they use comes from economical, reliable and sustainable resources. 

This is the future of the grid.

Diversified generation portfolio

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Hoosier Energy recognizes the value of flexible grid operations and understands the overall emissions impact of the generation source. The generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative’s diversified generation portfolio harnesses the power of the sun, turns landfill waste into energy and supplies economical natural gas to heat homes and businesses in the communities served by our member distribution cooperatives. Market opportunities supplement those efforts, keeping the cost of the power supply down. 

Emerging technologies

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The G&T has its eye on new technologies that will help provide greater value and quality of life for the 695,000 people in its member service territory. When plug-in vehicles and battery storage became more than a passing fad, co-ops began exploring emerging technologies and their role in bringing the benefits of those technologies to co-op communities. 

That conversation led to the formation of an emerging technology committee which is exploring how battery storage, consumer incentives and renewables can work together to make up the power network’s future generation portfolio. 

Power delivery and grid resiliency

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Dedication to a programmatic approach keeps costs down, always with reliability of the electric system in mind. If a tornado tosses poles and energized lines across a field in a flash of fury, co-ops are ready. Substations at various member system locations house pieces of equipment essential to restoring power quickly if power lines go down. Driving 10 miles instead of 30 means we can respond faster and more safely.