Renewable generation

Energy partnership provides expanded generation resource

In the early 2000s, Hoosier Energy began diversifying how it generates electricity. New resources include hydro, solar, landfill gas and wind power. The addition of these renewable resources has been strategic, allowing your co-op’s power supplier to meet the needs of member-consumers like you.

Hoosier Energy is pleased to announce that Hallador Energy Company will collaborate to develop up to 1,000 megawatts of renewable energy. To start, 200 megawatts will come from solar and battery storage beginning in 2025. Hallador will seek other customers to develop the remaining generation capacity. These resources will be located near the Merom Generation Station near Sullivan, Indiana.

“We are excited for the opportunity to work with Hallador Energy and open a path for them to develop renewable energy near the Merom Station,” said Donna Walker, president and CEO of Hoosier Energy. 

Expanding Hallador’s portfolio to include renewable energy is a natural next step in the company’s evolution, said Hallador President and CEO Brent Bilsland.

“With today’s heightened focus on decarbonization, utilities are constantly evaluating the makeup of their generation. Hallador is now uniquely situated to support our customers through coal supply to existing plants while also offering a platform to help customers transition to solar and batteries at the time of their choosing.”

Since 1951, Hallador Energy Company has been a leader in the energy business. Located in Terre Haute, the company balances natural resources with reliability consumers depend on.