Updating the Grid
Marketing commercial and industrial sites for development in member communities consists of detailed data for use by site selectors. This information includes area utilities and regional workforce demographics. Also important are the visuals. Capturing each property visually involves getting in an aircraft to get a bird’s-eye-view. Rising up to 8,000 feet shows site topography and property lines. This can be an expensive and time-consuming process. It is also one that has been dramatically improved by drones.
The Transformation of a Training Center
In 1967, Hoosier Energy’s Franklin Training Center site was just a simple concrete block building full of mice that couldn’t be used for its intended purpose – a primary substation powered from Napoleon – because new regulations restricted power line construction in the area. Co-op leaders were dreaming of a training program to ensure line workers had the skills and knowledge they needed to keep themselves and others safe on the job.

Media

For media inquiries, please contact:
Curt Durnil
Communications Coordinator
Media and Public Relations

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Q&A Feature: Chris Goffinet
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A bird’s-eye-view of site development
Marketing commercial and industrial sites for development in member communities consists of detailed data for use by site selectors. This information includes area utilities and regional workforce demographics. Also important are the visuals. Capturing each property visually involves getting in an aircraft to get a bird’s-eye-view. Rising up to 8,000 feet shows site topography and property lines. This can be an expensive and time-consuming process. It is also one that has been dramatically improved by drones.
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Hoosier Energy Hires Curt Durnil as Communications Coordinator for Media and Public Relations
Hoosier Energy has named Curt Durnil as communications coordinator for media and public relations. Having served as public information officer for the Indiana State Police during the last 13 years, Durnil began his new career November 16.
Co-op leaders discuss member-focused programs
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Rural Energy Audit
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