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.
Did you know you may be eligible to receive a federal tax credit and a $1,500 POWER MOVES® rebate to install a geothermal heating and cooling system? In February, the U.S. Congress passed a budget deal reinstating a federal income tax credit for geothermal heating and cooling systems, also referred to as geothermal heat pumps…. Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy landfill methane gas (LMG) units generate 18 megawatts of energy. It is part of the “all of the above” energy strategy that includes coal, natural gas and other renewable sources. LMG systems capture gases released from decaying organic material in solid waste landfills to power gas turbines like the one shown. Landfill generation… Continue reading.
Since 2012, Hoosier Energy has had a power purchase agreement at a 4-megawatt hydroelectric facility near Dayton, Illinois. The plant produces about 18,000 megawatt-hours annually — enough to power about 1,500 homes. A 600-foot long dam on the Fox River regulates water flow that is directed to a side canal. Electricity at this facility is… Continue reading.
This tax season, embrace the audit that will help you save money! An energy audit will include a thorough review and testing of electricity use in your home — along with recommendations on steps you can take to save! An energy audit will help you in several ways. It will: Inform you about your home’s… Continue reading.
How natural gas power plants work Natural gas facilities in use by Hoosier Energy add to system reliability, environmental stewardship and fuel diversity. Gas turbines, as shown above, operate by drawing ambient air through intake structures. Air is then compressed and mixed with natural gas and ignited in a combustion chamber. The exhaust gases are… Continue reading.
As snow melts and the ground thaws, electric cooperatives start planning for their annual meetings. Did you know that as a retail member of your local energy co-op, you are also part owner? You have an ownership stake and a direct say in how things are run. As a result, your cooperative’s annual meeting directly… Continue reading.
Winter is here and the hunting schedule has been set for Turtle Creek Reservoir located in Sullivan County. Preference for sites will be given to parties of two and three with remaining blinds available for individual hunters. Turtle Creek Reservoir will be closed for fishing during waterfowl hunting periods that coincide with dates set by… Continue reading.
While you may be looking forward to the spring thaw, you likely still will encounter bitterly cold days this season. Even in frigid temperatures, there are ways you can maximize energy efficiency to help save! Here are a few tips: #1: Let in the sun South-facing windows can be a great way to warm your… Continue reading.
Donna Walker, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Hoosier Energy, was selected as an honoree for Indianapolis Business Journal’s 2017 CFO of the Year. Editors of the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) explain the significance of the award: “If the CEO is a captain of industry, then the chief financial officer is the navigator,… Continue reading.
If you have resolved to start the new year with a new water heater or heating and cooling system, your local electric cooperative can help! Your co-op offers POWER MOVES® incentives, which provide rebates for energy efficiency upgrades that will also save you money over the life span of the equipment. Water heaters along with… Continue reading.