Clean sweep for Hoosier Energy in Youth Power and Hope Awards

The 2022 Youth Power and Hope Awards winners were announced at the Indiana Electric Cooperatives annual Recognition Banquet on Dec. 5, 2022, in Indianapolis, and it was a clean sweep for Hoosier Energy member cooperatives.   The awards program, coordinated by the staff of Indiana Connection magazine, has honored a select group of middle school…

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Hoosier Energy sees Winter Storm Elliott put up a fight

Winter Storm Elliott packed a punch in December, but Hoosier Energy’s 18 member cooperatives stood strong and experienced minimal disruptions.   The system absorbed a record-setting blow as temperatures dropped nearly 50 degrees in a span of 12 hours on Dec. 22 with two-to-three inches of snow across the service territory.   Overall, the average…

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Decatur County REMC hosts high school field trip

Decatur County REMC recently hosted a field trip from a dozen Greensburg High School seniors.   The students were treated to a variety of presentations designed to teach them about the cooperative and the utility industry.   The day started out with Decatur County REMC’s Pat Nobbe talking about distribution, Hoosier Energy’s Tommy Roberts speaking…

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Bloomfield River Washout Project a unique challenge

There are projects, and then there is the Bloomfield River Washout Project.   Hoosier Energy recently wrapped up Phase I of one of the most daunting projects in recent memory. Others may cost more or take longer, but few match the complications involved in solving the kind of problem only Mother Nature can create.  …

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Q&A: HEATS a refreshing cool breeze with Dave Helton

Dave Helton’s been in the electric industry since 1990. During that time, he’s been a contractor, a lineman and for the past nine years a safety instructor for the Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship, Training and Safety (HEATS) program for apprentice linemen.   Recently, the Senior Training and Safety Specialist saw the 2022 HEATS class graduate, along…

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Cooperatives spring into action for annual Indiana Community Day

One of the core cooperative principles is concern for community.   Hoosier Energy saw 15 of its member cooperatives put this into practice for the annual “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day” as part of Co-op Month nationwide.   Community Day officially took place on October 14, although a number of cooperatives set up different dates…

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