There is more than meets the eye with this 283,000-pound transformer at Hoosier Energy’s coal-fired power plant. This equipment is in place to step-up or boost the energy being generated at the station before it is put onto the electric grid. But what if this vital equipment fails? There is not a “transformer store” that… Continue reading.
The brisk chilly air and color-changing leaves let you know that the holidays are just around the corner! As you plan to partake in annual holiday decorating, you can take some steps to help save money on the décor’s accompanying energy use. Some steps to consider are: Use LED lights for energy savings. If you… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy operates a coal-based generation facility located near Sullivan. The Merom Generating Station produces reliable energy 24/7/365. This station is part of Hoosier Energy’s “All of the Above” energy strategy that also includes renewable energy resources. This station has state-of-the-art environmental pollution control equipment installed that is used to reduce emissions. This equipment operates… Continue reading.
The cooling temperatures and kids once again climbing the school bus steps to head to school mean that fall is quickly approaching! The changing season also can serve as an alarm clock to prepare for what is to come – winter. Early fall is the perfect time to prepare your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning… Continue reading.
There might’ve been a time when you came across an antique or old item in your attic or basement that you could sell for money. Yet did you know that there could very easily be some additional treasures in the form of air leaks – and finding (and sealing) them could lead to energy savings! … Continue reading.
Donna Walker is currently the chief financial officer and executive vice president of Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. a non-profit generation and transmission cooperative providing wholesale electric service to 18 member distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Since joining the organization in 1995, Walker has progressively advanced to a… Continue reading.
As technology transforms the way we live, appliances have evolved as well. New smart, internet-enabled appliances keep you comfortable, while other upgrades also reduce your energy use to save you money. As more internet-enabled technology becomes available, it’s important to see how these devices’ energy use compares to your current equipment. Different appliances will vary… Continue reading.
Member cooperatives throughout central and southern Indiana are now gathering energy from ten 1-megawatt solar arrays. Collectively, the 10 solar sites provide approximately 20 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually. This is equivalent to powering 30,400 refrigerators for a year. These solar arrays contribute to Hoosier Energy’s target of supplying 10 percent of member energy… Continue reading.
Tourists visiting Alcatraz learn about the island’s prison history under light bulbs energized by the high-tech future — one of the nation’s largest microgrids, which powers the site. Microgrids are localized energy grids that can operate independently. As new energy sources power more of the nation’s towns and cities, new technologies ensure that these sources… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy purchases energy generated from the wind at farms in Indiana, Iowa and Illinois. The turbine generators capture the kinetic energy of the wind and convert it into electricity. Output from these wind farms is enough to power 21,000 homes. For more information about Hoosier Energy’s generation sources, log onto hoosierenergy.com/about/energy-strategy. Your energy producer is a… Continue reading.
The summer sun quickly drives up outdoor temperatures — and energy bills with it! Rather than perpetually running your air conditioner, some strategic planning can save you energy, leading to lower electric use. Steps you can take to reduce your energy costs are to: Open the windows on cool summer evenings and nights. A cool… Continue reading.