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The power of Operation Round Up

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Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

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.

News briefs

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Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

Pole treating begins this spring To help maintain high quality and reliable service while delivering electricity to our members, Southern Indiana Power conducts several annual preventative maintenance programs. One such measure is utility pole inspection and treatment. Southern Indiana Power contracts with a company to treat utility poles in a rotating cycle. Crews from Geoforce… Continue reading.

Highlights of Jan. 25 board meeting

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Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the Jan. 25 board meeting. All directors were present along with CEO Steve Seibert and Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton. Also present were Steve Smith, Hoosier Energy’s president/CEO, and Randy Haymaker, Hoosier Energy’s director of public affairs. The Dec…. Continue reading.

Who is Freshwater Fred?

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Posted on Feb 27, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Harrison REMC, Henry County REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

At the Hoosier Energy Environmental Education Center, a mascot helps engage students who are excited to learn about the environment. At first, this mascot did not have a name. To find one, suggestions were gathered from students visiting the education center. A committee of officials from the Department of Education, the Department of Natural Resources… Continue reading.

Hoosier Energy’s education center providing community value for more than 20 years

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Posted on Jan 30, 2017 in A Co-op Perspective, Bartholomew County REMC, Daviess-Martin County REMC, Dubois REC, Harrison REMC, Henry County REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

The surroundings at the Hoosier Energy Environmental Education Center are peaceful. Wildlife roams in the woods, turtles and snakes come and go at the water’s edge, and intermittent gusts of wind and or sunny skies create a measurable amount of renewable energy. Across the water is Hoosier Energy’s largest generation asset — Merom Generating Station,… Continue reading.

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The value of electric cooperatives

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Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

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.

Nearly $17,500 in grants awarded

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Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

Cannelton Volunteer Fire Dept. was awarded $2,000 to purchase a HydroVent nozzle (hydraulic ventilation and suppression tool). New Boston Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $1,808 to purchase four new pagers. Spencer County EMA was awarded $2,933.35 to purchase first aid kits for each law enforcement officer in active shooter situations. Fulda Sportsman Club was awarded… Continue reading.

Highlights of Dec. 28 board meeting

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Posted on Jan 26, 2017 in Southern Indiana Power

In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the Dec. 28 board meeting. All directors were present along with President/CEO Steve Seibert and Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton. The Nov. 30 board meeting minutes were reviewed and approved. The membership certificates and vouchers were reviewed and approved…. Continue reading.

Board petitions available

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Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

Being a member of an electric co-op offers a unique opportunity because you get to be a part of the decision-making process in our business. Because Southern Indiana Power is a cooperative, it is owned by its members. That means members are responsible for voting for other members to take the leadership positions on the… Continue reading.

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