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Cooperatives come together for Community Day 2023

Each year on the second Friday of October, Indiana’s electric cooperatives collectively participate in Community Day.   This year, October 13 was no exception as cooperatives across the state met various needs within their service area. Some cooperatives held their projects on a different date, but all in all 15 of Hoosier Energy’s member cooperatives…

Graduating members of the 2023 HEATS Lineman class pose at the ceremony in French Lick.

HEATS program celebrates 2023 graduating class

The Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship Training and Safety (HEATS) Program recently celebrated the 2023 graduating class with a ceremony in French Lick.   After being welcomed by Hoosier Energy Manager of Safety and Training Brandon Gentry, IBEW Local 1393 Business Manager and Financial Secretary Bob Cox and Hoosier Energy Chief Technology Officer Bob Richhart, it was…


Megan Miller Q&A: New role, new experience

Sooner or later, life brings change for everyone. For Megan Miller, embracing change has been a lifestyle for the better part of two decades with no signs of letting up.   From Minnesota to Florida to Indiana geographically, from healthcare to fitness expert to business management and beyond in studies, and a career that has…


Wayne-White scholarship honors former lineman Kinney

Gerry Kinney has never played much golf, but at least once a year for the past four years, he has found himself at Fairfield Public Golf Course for the Wayne-White Counties Electric Cooperative Electrical Distribution Systems Scholarship Fundraiser.   That’s what happens when the scholarship, which goes to a Frontier Community College student, bears your…

The South Central Indiana line crew gives a live-line demonstration during the Children's Farm Festival at Peden Farm.

South Central Indiana REMC helps liven up Peden Farm event

Some covered their ears, others jumped a little.   Whatever the reaction to the pop of electricity, the young students attending the Children’s Farm Festival at Peden Farm paid rapt attention to the South Central Indiana REMC line crew doing a live line demonstration.   The annual festival took place on September 28-29 in northern…


Aerial saw trimming takes flight for Hoosier Energy

Nine 25-inch carbide tip circular saw blades attached to multiple 20-foot aluminum poles and powered by a 50-horsepower snowmobile motor that can be turned on and off remotely – attached to the bottom of a helicopter?   It sounds like the kind of crazy, homemade contraption that would make even Tim the Toolman jealous.  …



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.