When asked to use a No. 2 pencil, fill circles completely and make no stray marks on the form, these instructions are likely to bring back memories of school years when scantron technology was used for testing. Merom Generating Station’s Job Safety Observation Team is utilizing scantron technology in a new way.
Watch an overview of Hoosier Energy’s Merom Generating Station.
When Matt Figg trained as a control operator at Merom Generating Station, he stood at a tapered bench board covered with pistol grips, switches and buttons and looked at a giant wall of lights, gauges and paper charts. To prepare for future situations, Figg would run actions through his mind – turn this switch, push that button.
The Scientech Club of Indianapolis consists of retired educators and practitioners in the fields of science and technology. The Merom Generating Station welcomed 52 club members on June 24 for a tour of facilities.
This month’s cover story connects to Hoosier Energy’s commitment to be “Safe by Choice.” The continuous improvements made to safety processes is a vital component of operations.
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.
As the mercury begins to fall on the thermometer, thoughts about winter preparations begin to surface. Winter preparations began in late September and were completed in late October.
A backup transformer is stored on-site at the Merom Generating Station, which will improve response time if the current transformer needs replaced.
Merom Generating Station, Sullivan, Ind., Hoosier Energy has announced waterfowl hunting dates beginning in September and running through February at Turtle Creek Reservoir. Hunting will only be allowed on designated days for the appropriate waterfowl, as indicated.
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.