Tommy Roberts will lead teams focusing on safety, regulatory standards
Hoosier Energy has named Tommy Roberts as Engineering Services Manager. A Hoosier Energy veteran, Roberts now leads Hoosier Energy’s corporate engineering teams who focus on Power Systems Design, Reliability and Asset Management and System Planning. These teams assure Hoosier Energy’s generation and transmission systems, along with Member Distribution systems (as requested) are designed, and maintained to meet safety, reliability, and regulatory industry standards.
“Tommy brings a proven record of leading strategic initiatives across Hoosier Energy,” said Will Kaufman, Hoosier Energy Vice President of Technical Services. “Under his leadership, the Engineering Services team will concentrate on implementation of the strategic asset management program and addressing aging infrastructure to enhance system reliability and integrate distributed resources.”
Roberts previously served as Manager Reliability and Asset Management, leading engineering teams at Hoosier Energy’s Merom Plant and the Power Delivery Operations Center in Owen County.
The Engineering Services team will continue collaborating with Member Systems, the Project Management Office, Operations, and other key stakeholders in the development, prioritization and execution of routine operation and maintenance. Their responsibilities also include Capital workplans, rural utilities service workplans and economic development.
The team will continue its focus on grid resiliency, grid hardening and system reliability while ensuring Hoosier Energy is prepared to adapt to future requirements, including proliferation of distributed energy resources.
“I’m excited to lead our talented team of engineers as we focus on resiliency and reliability in the face of a rapidly changing industry in the throes of decarbonization and proliferation of distributed resources. Our engineering teams are dedicated, capable, and eager to tackle the challenges ahead of us. I couldn’t ask for a better team to meet the future needs of our members,” said Roberts.
About Hoosier Energy
Founded in 1949, Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) with headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana. The G&T provides electric power and services to 18 member distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. We are a community-focused organization that works to efficiently deliver affordable, reliable and safe energy. Collectively, our 18 members serve more than 760,000 consumers. Hoosier Energy is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information, visit www.hoosierenergy.com.