Solar Program Nearing Completion
Hoosier Energy is nearing completion of its 10-megawatt solar program, with the completion and dedication this month of the 8th and 9th arrays. The Spring Mill site near Mitchell, Indiana is located on IN-37 in the service territory of member system Orange County REMC, was dedicated on Sept. 14.
A week later, officials from member systems Bartholomew County REMC and Jackson County REMC dedicated another 3,900-panel array located on the east side of I-65 just south of Columbus.
Orange County REMC, Bartholomew County REMC and Jackson County REMC worked with Hoosier Energy, the electric cooperatives’ power supplier, to identify prime locations for the latest arrays in the 10-site program.
“As cooperatives, our focus is always local and always centered on what’s best for our member owners,” said Jim Turner, General Manager/CEO of Bartholomew County REMC, which serves more than 10,000 members in Bartholomew and Jennings County.
“Providing affordable and reliable electricity is the key mission of all cooperatives. It’s a mission we take seriously,” added Mark McKinney, General Manager of Jackson County REMC.
The 10th array is located in the service territory of member systems Decatur County REMC and Southeastern Indiana REMC near the Greensburg interchange on I-74. A dedication ceremony is planned for Oct. 5, 2017.
The solar program is part of Hoosier Energy’s commitment to provide reliable and affordable power to Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems and their co-op consumers through an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy that includes coal, natural gas, energy efficiency and renewables.
ABOUT HOOSIER ENERGY
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 electric distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy operates the coal-fired Merom Generating Station, three natural gas power plants, several renewable energy facilities and a 1,700-mile transmission network. For more information, visit www.hoosierenergy.com.