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Linemen make electrifying trip to Guatemala with Project Indiana

For the first time since 2019, Project Indiana from Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) brought electrification to the people of Guatemala.   Eight linemen from Hoosier Energy member cooperatives were among the crew that traveled to Pena Roja, a village of 26 families in the mountains of western Guatemala along the Mexican border from April 27-May…


Community Impact Week a smash hit for Hoosier Energy

Hoosier Energy saw 25% of its workforce participate in the first-ever Community Impact Week from April 17-21.   More than 70 employees contributed to a variety of projects running Monday through Friday.   The week started with Backpack Buddies, a program that puts together bags of food for low-income children to take home on the…


Cooperation trumps complexity at 2023 annual meeting

In many ways, the 2023 Hoosier Energy Annual Meeting picked up where the 2022 annual meeting left off.   A year ago, change was the unofficial theme of the event, which made its return after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19.   This year, change got even more complicated but still seamlessly segued into the…


Hoosier Energy members power up in wake of tornadoes

March did not go out like a lamb.   Instead, the transitional month capped the switch to spring with the worst tornado outbreak in over a decade in the state of Indiana.   A total of 10 tornadoes were recorded on March 31, tying May of 2011 for the fifth-largest tornado outbreak in Indiana history.…


Complex issues, cooperative solutions on tap at annual meeting

Complex issues. Cooperative solutions.   The theme for Hoosier Energy’s 2023 Annual Meeting at French Lick Resort on April 5 produced a smorgasbord of tasty morsels for attendees to consider.   The appetizer was the usual business of acknowledging those who have served on the Board of Directors for the past year and confirming the…



Hoosier Energy, Hallador Energy Company finalize ownership transfer of Merom Generating Station, multiyear PPA

TERRE HAUTE & BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ – HNRG), through its new subsidiary Hallador Power Company, LLC, has finalized its acquisition of Hoosier Energy’s 1-Gigawatt Merom Generating Station, located in Sullivan County, Indiana, in return for assuming certain decommissioning costs and environmental responsibilities. The transaction includes a 3.5-year power purchase agreement (PPA).…


Hoosier Energy Promotes Industry Veteran to Manager

Hoosier Energy has promoted Mark Thompson to Manager of Market-Based Rates and Special Contracts. Thompson previously served as a Key Accounts Manager at Hoosier and was responsible for implementation and assistance in developing programs focused on supporting large commercial and industrial (C&I) consumers for Member Systems.


Hoosier Energy hires Manager of Project Management Office

Hoosier Energy has named Chad Cornelius Manager of the Project Management Office. Cornelius and his team are responsible for ensuring standards, practices and procedures are consistently applied across the company’s project work plan. His primary focus is to build, standardize and continuously improve departmental and interdepartmental project management processes.


Hoosier Energy names Manager of Power Supply Portfolio

Hoosier Energy has named Cory Samm as Manager of Power Supply Portfolio. In this role, Samm will create and settle contracts with counterparties for portfolio purchasing, assist in decision-making and justification for new generation construction, conversion, sales, or partnerships, and assist in contract management of existing executed resources.


Hoosier Energy names Manager of Portfolio Optimization

Hoosier Energy has named Josh Cisney as Manager of Portfolio Optimization. In the new role, Cisney will support and help manage the company’s active supply portfolio, including negotiation, procurement, and oversight of resources through various term-energy and capacity-product contracts. He will also identify and assess alternative commercial strategies and non-traditional power supply resources, analyzing portfolio impacts to optimize member value and manage risk.