Cooperatives bring solar power to southeastern Indiana


Officials from Clark County REMC and Jackson County REMC dedicated a new solar array today that will turn sunshine into electricity for homes and businesses throughout southeastern Indiana.


The 4,100-panel array just south of the Scottsburg interchange on Interstate 65 is capable of generating one megawatt of power. Clark County REMC and Jackson County REMC worked alongside Hoosier Energy, the electric cooperatives’ power supplier, to identify a prime location for the array.


“As a cooperative, our focus is always local,” said David Vince, General Manager of Clark County REMC. “Thanks to this project, we are in a better position to learn together how to best tap into the power of the sun to bring renewable energy to our communities,” added Mark McKinney, General Manager of Jackson County REMC. Together, the electric cooperatives serve more than 42,000 members in parts of 11 Indiana counties.


The solar array is the fifth of 10 that Hoosier Energy is adding to its renewables portfolio as part of an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy to further the cooperative commitment of affordability, reliability and community.



Clark County REMC serves 22,000 members located in five counties: Clark, Floyd, Scott, Jefferson, and Washington. Governed by a seven-member board of directors, the REMC’s General Manager is David A. Vince. Jackson County REMC is a member-owned rural electric cooperative in Southern Indiana. Jackson County REMC serves portions of 10 counties in Southern Indiana, and has approximately 20,000 members served by 24,200 active meters in place on 2,886 miles of line. Our system encompasses both good farming areas and hilly sections, which provide beautiful and scenic attractions. For more information, visit www.jacksonremc.com.



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 southern and central 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.hepn.com.




Media Contacts:

Clark County REMC, Jessica Miller, 812-248-7531, jsmiller@theremc.net
Jackson County REMC, Nicole Ault, 812-371-8255, nault@jacksonremc.com
Hoosier Energy, Mary Lynn Beaver, 317-752-5991, mbeaver@hepn.com