If you’re considering building a new home this year, you may be focused on wall color, countertops and floors. Building a home does provide the opportunity to pick what you want but that also extends further than just what a home looks like and allows you to build a home that functions well, keeps you… Continue reading.
If saving money (and energy) is on your list of resolutions in 2017, you’re in luck! Your local electric cooperative has rebates and programs that will do both. The POWER MOVES® program offers money back on lighting, heating and cooling systems and heat pump water heaters for your home. Light your space when you replace… Continue reading.
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative located in Bloomington. The G&T provides wholesale power and services to 18 member systems in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy believes in an “all-of-the-above” power supply strategy that includes coal, natural gas and renewable energy sources. This strategy provides the best… Continue reading.
The bronze statue outside the entrance to Hoosier Energy’s headquarters in Bloomington shows how our “commitment stands tall” to keep the lights on reflecting the core values of cooperative service.
Bust out the hot chocolate and extra afghans, because winter weather has arrived. The extreme cold is bad enough, but if your energy use spikes it can really add insult to injury. Try out these tips to help you save energy — and money. Turn off those ventilation fans. If you have a ventilation fan in… Continue reading.
The holidays are just around the corner. And because displays go up earlier and earlier in the stores, you’ve no doubt been tempted to purchase new holiday lights. Light-emitting diodes, more commonly known as LEDs, consume far less electricity than incandescent bulbs, and decorative LED light strings such as Christmas tree lights are no different…. Continue reading.
Safety at Hoosier Energy is so highly regarded that it tops the company’s list of core values and is an integral part of Hoosier Energy’s mission statement. Hoosier Energy’s “Safe by Choice” initiative is designed to emphasize safety both at work and at home. Below are three tips that we feel will help you and… Continue reading.
Solar power and wind farms have long been used as renewable energy sources in the Midwest. But in 2002, Wabash Valley Power (WVPA) was one of the first utilities in the area to use a much more unexpected resource for green energy — landfills. Built to minimize the impact on the environment, landfills have a… Continue reading.
Energy vampires might be lurking in your house. Many common household devices are energy vampires. Look for anything that has a remote control — TVs, gaming consoles, computer monitors and printers. You may find a vampire. How can you keep the vampires away? Plug these items into a power strip. Flip the switch to reduce… Continue reading.
The flick of a switch is all it takes to turn the lights on, but how does that energy get from the generation source to your home? Electricity is generated by Hoosier Energy — your electric co-op’s power provider based in Bloomington. The process begins by generating electricity from a variety of resources including renewable… Continue reading.
Who has time to save energy? You’re a busy person, we get that. If you spent your life thinking about energy efficiency, well, you’d probably be working for us. But even though you might not have 40 hours a week to spend noodling over ways to save energy, there’s still lots you can do in… Continue reading.