Value of power generated from coal

Hoosier Energy operates a coal-based generation facility located near Sullivan. The Merom  Generating Station produces reliable energy 24/7/365.

This station is part of Hoosier Energy’s “All of the Above” energy strategy that also includes renewable energy resources. 

This station has state-of-the-art  environmental pollution control equipment installed that is used to reduce emissions. This equipment operates year-round and ensures continuous compliance with environmental regulations. 

The station has been designated a low-emitting electrical generating unit under new EPA regulations.

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Your energy producer is a co-op, too!

Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative providing wholesale electric power and services to your electric cooperative. Founded in 1949 and based in Bloomington, the power producer generates power from coal, natural gas and renewable energy resources. The G&T delivers power through nearly 1,700 miles of transmission lines on the electric grid.

How energy is transmitted to your home

Power generation – Generating energy from a diverse set of fuel sources is an important part of the power supply portfolio, including a hydroelectric facility.

Switching substation – After leaving a power plant, electricity feeds into a substation that raises or “steps up” the voltage – similar to increasing water pressure.

Transmission – Electricity generated by Hoosier Energy and other utilities is placed on a regional grid and transmitted at high-voltage over long distances throughout central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.

Distribution substation – These stations lower the voltage before being sent along to your local electric cooperative.

Energy to your cooperative – At this phase, your electric cooperative distributes and meters the energy you use at your home or business.