Heat rate measures the efficiency of the units at the Merom Generating Station to convert energy (BTUs of energy from coal) to megawatts of electricity. Heat rate is similar to the gas mileage of a car, except that for a car, higher numbers indicate efficiency – going more miles on fewer gallons of gas. At the Merom Generating Station, a lower number is better.
The 2018 Hoosier Energy Annual Meeting, while welcoming new members, was also set for good-byes. The meeting was more than just a summary of the previous year. Several officers and members had announced their retirements, making this their last annual meeting.
This robotic ‘gecko’ is scanning the tubes within the boiler at the Merom Generating Station during scheduled maintenance taking place this spring.