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Be warm and save!

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Posted on Jan 24, 2018 in A Co-op Perspective, Boone REMC, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

Indianapolis Business Journal honors Hoosier Energy’s chief financial officer

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Decatur County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

Power into the new year and save!

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Posted on Dec 18, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

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.

Building a home?

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Posted on Nov 30, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

When planning to build a new home, avoid the pitfalls of drafty rooms, poor air circulation and high electric bills. Build a Touchstone Energy® Home to live comfortably — while receiving incentives for a new home guaranteed to save you money. The Touchstone Energy Home program, which is available through your local electric cooperative, guides… Continue reading.

Wind farm expansion to benefit co-ops

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Posted on Oct 30, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy and Wabash Valley Power Association have entered into a 20-year purchase power agreement that will add 100 megawatts (MW) of energy from EDP Renewables’ Meadow Lake V wind farm for the benefit of rural electric cooperative members across the state. Meadow Lake Wind Farm, which consists of five operational sections that flank Interstate… Continue reading.

Dedicated to solar

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Posted on Oct 24, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, LaGrange County REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Noble REMC, Steuben County REMC

Wabash Valley Power recently joined its member cooperatives to dedicate three new solar array sites in Peru, Indiana; Paris, Illinois; and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The new sites will join existing arrays in Danville and Wanatah, Indiana, to produce electricity for a new community solar program called Co-op Solar, which will be available to members of… Continue reading.

TRAINING FOR SAFETY

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Posted on Oct 03, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

One of the seven cooperative principles is “education, training and safety.” These aspects are important to Hoosier Energy — your cooperative’s energy provider. That is why we have built a facility to support your cooperative’s training and skill improvement needs through a variety of programs. Live-line or rubber-glove training allows apprentices to work on energized… Continue reading.

A co-op of co-ops

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Posted on Sep 29, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

This month is National Co-op Month. As a reader of Electric Consumer, you likely are aware that you are a member of an electric cooperative. Yet you may not know that your local electric co-op is also part of a cooperative — which creates the electricity delivered to your home. Your local co-op is a… Continue reading.

Energy-efficiency myths debunked

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Posted on Aug 25, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Fulton County REMC, Kankakee Valley REMC, Marshall County REMC, Miami-Cass REMC, Steuben County REMC

There is a lot of great advice on how to be more energy efficient — using ENERGY STAR®-rated LEDs and appliances, for example. But then there’s the not so great advice: the misinformation, mistakes and myths that could lead you astray. Here are a few of the most common myths — and the truths that… Continue reading.

Career focused!

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Posted on Aug 22, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

Hoosier Energy recently redesigned its website so that visitors can quickly learn about the generation and transmission cooperative. The site, HoosierEnergy.com, also focuses on helping job candidates begin a career with cooperatives. The process is simple. From the homepage, visitors can select “View Careers” to find available jobs at Hoosier Energy or one of our… Continue reading.

A scientific solution

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Posted on Jul 20, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Clark County REMC, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

One of the byproducts of modern coal plant operations is a fluffy, cakelike substance called gypsum. Thicker than sand, but porous, synthetic gypsum is a much sought-after product for the wallboard, cement and agricultural industries. Gypsum is manufactured from the very substance that the scrubber system removes from coal plant exhaust gas – sulfur dioxide…. Continue reading.

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