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.
Indiana’s generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperatives – will soon be recipients of a combined 100 megawatts (MW) of wind energy. A joint site dedication for the Meadow Lake V Wind Farm was held Oct. 10 in White County.