Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission electric cooperative providing wholesale power and services to member distribution cooperatives. Founded in 1949 and based in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative.
LED lighting technology can help co-op members better manage their energy
bill. Combine lighting advancements with an incentive program and the results are
beneficial to both cooperatives and their commercial and industrial members.
NRECA designates the second Monday of each April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Hoosier Energy pays tribute to all Power Delivery Professionals who work at the G&T and among our member cooperatives.
Sometimes it’s dusty. Sometimes it’s muddy. It might be so hot your shirt is soaked with sweat in just minutes. It could be so cold you can’t feel your hands – and your hands are your tools. You might get a call in the dead of night to head out to fix an outage in a blizzard.It’s crucial, it’s critical, and it’s the job of a line specialist.
Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers.
As technology advances, it helps electric consumers manage their energy use in new and engaging ways. Appliance and HVAC controls provide ways to help consumers reduce energy use during times of peak load demand. While these interconnected controls and devices are not new, their use is increasing as member-consumers take their first steps toward a connected home.
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.
Hoosier Energy and member systems developed the My Solar program to give consumer-members direct access to solar energy.
Power delivery crews are vital to Hoosier Energy’s mission of producing reliable energy for its members. More than 110 employees are responsible for operating and maintaining Hoosier Energy’s section of the grid that transmits electricity across 48 counties in Central and Southern Indiana and 11 Southeastern Illinois counties.
Leaders of the Hoosier Energy Apprenticeship Training and Safety (HEATS) program honored the 38th graduating class on Oct. 20 at the French Lick Resort.