For many teens, the Indiana Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., is full of “firsts.” It may be the first time they left the state, visited the nation’s capital or have been away from their family for an extended period of time. They see and experience the larger world through their own eyes, rather than through… Continue reading.
During the holidays, many things come to mind — happy memories of seasons past, good food (and expanded waistlines!), great family and long-awaited gifts. And if you’re like me, the holidays bring about thoughts of giving back, spreading love and sharing joy. Perhaps you commit random acts of kindess such as serving food for the… Continue reading.
There are so many benefits that come with co-op membership, but perhaps one of the best benefits is capital credits. What are capital credits? At the end of each year, Southern Indiana Power calculates our operating margin, which is the amount by which our income exceeded our expenses during the year. We then allocate the… Continue reading.
Dramatic changes are transforming all aspects of the energy industry. Interest in renewable energy is at an all-time high, and ultimately consumers want greater control over their energy use and payment methods. The prevalence of smartphone apps and “smart” technology for the home is increasing, and consumers and businesses are showing greater interest in electric… Continue reading.
The 79th annual meeting was held at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center on April 17. More than 525 members registered, and we issued 943 meal tickets for members and their families. Over 160 children attended and entered their names for the kids’ prize drawing. For those of you who missed the meeting, I’ll… Continue reading.
As we saw April come and go, it brought with it the showers that produced our lovely spring flowers. It also heralded the beginning of a potentially stormy season that can inherently include power outages. While Southern Indiana Power strives to provide reliable electric service to our members, there are times when Mother Nature has… Continue reading.
The 78th annual meeting was held at the Spencer County Youth and Community Center on April 18. More than 550 members registered, and we issued 989 meal tickets for members and their families. Over 160 children attended and entered their names for the kids’ prize drawing. For those of you who missed the meeting, I’ll… Continue reading.
This month, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on the importance of safety. May is Electrical Safety Month. We all depend on electricity to power our lives, but accidents can happen when electricity is improperly used. Our responsibility to you Southern Indiana Power’s concern for safety extends beyond our employees. We care deeply… Continue reading.
It started as a simple idea in 1988, at one co-op in South Carolina. Just ask co-op members to round up their electric bill to the next dollar, and then use that extra change to do good work in your community. Today, hundreds of electric co-ops throughout the country, including Southern Indiana Power, use this… Continue reading.
There are three main types of electricity providers in the U.S. Investor-owned utilities (IOUs) serve primarily densely populated areas, like Evansville and Indianapolis. Municipal-owned utilities also serve densely populated cities from the large such as Richmond to the small like Troy. And, of course, there are rural electric cooperatives like Southern Indiana Power that serve… Continue reading.
As we begin a new year, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some of the basic principles that guide the day-to-day operations of your electric cooperative. Cooperatives around the world operate according to a core set of principles. These principles, along with the cooperative purpose of improving quality of life for… Continue reading.
As some of you might know, cooperatives across the globe adhere to the same seven cooperative principles that guide all of our decisions from how we run the co-op to how we engage with our local communities. Concern for community is the seventh principle, and it is one that all employees of Southern Indiana Power… Continue reading.