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Voluntary and open membership

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Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

As we begin a new year, I thought it would be a good time to revisit some of the basic principles that guide the day-to-day operations of your electric cooperative. Cooperatives around the world operate according to a core set of principles. These principles, along with the cooperative purpose of improving quality of life for… Continue reading.

Membership matters

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Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

Every year, Southern Indiana Power hosts member information meetings in each of the seven districts of its service territory. These meetings give members a chance to hear from co-op personnel on a range of topics from rebates and energy saving programs to learning about the distinct nature of a cooperative. Members are chosen at random… Continue reading.

Highlights of Nov. 30 board meeting

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Posted on Dec 20, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the Nov. 30 board meeting. All directors were present along with CEO Steve Seibert and Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton. The Oct. 20 board meeting minutes were reviewed and approved. The membership certificates and vouchers were reviewed and approved…. Continue reading.

The value of electric cooperatives in Indiana

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Posted on Dec 19, 2016 in A Co-op Perspective, Harrison REMC, Orange County REMC, Southern Indiana Power

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.

Helping others is the co-op way

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Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

As some of you might know, cooperatives across the globe adhere to the same seven cooperative principles that guide all of our decisions from how we run the co-op to how we engage with our local communities. Concern for community is the seventh principle, and it is one that all employees of Southern Indiana Power… Continue reading.

Sun shines on solar initiative

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Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

With the demand for renewable energy projects growing, Southern Indiana Power is bringing the benefits of utility-scale solar energy to our community. Under bright sunny skies, directors and representatives from Southern Indiana Power, Dubois REC, Hoosier Energy and local officials dedicated a new, cooperative-owned, solar array on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Thousands of solar panels on… Continue reading.

Giving back

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Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

During the Indiana Electric Cooperatives Community Day on Oct. 14, Southern Indiana employees volunteered their time to work in two locations. Photos below are from the project at the Derby Community Center to install underground electric service for outdoor lighting. Several other employees worked at Lincoln Trail Elementary School. They pressure washed the exterior, painted several… Continue reading.

Highlights of Oct. 20 board meeting

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Posted on Nov 28, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

In an effort to keep you informed of your cooperative’s operations and activities, the following are highlights of the Oct. 20 board meeting. All directors were present along with President/CEO Steve Seibert and Administrative Assistant Lisa Hinton. The Sept. 20 and Sept. 28 board meeting minutes were reviewed and approved. The membership certificates and vouchers were… Continue reading.

Local schools, law enforcement and EMA groups experience live line demonstration

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Posted on Oct 25, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

Southern Indiana Power traveled to William Tell Elementary and Perry Central schools to teach electric safety with a live line demonstration. Tots Lots preschool kids came to the office for the demonstration and also experienced bucket truck demonstrations. Local law enforcement and EMA personnel, including Perry County Sheriff Dept., Tell City Police Dept., Cannelton Police… Continue reading.

Capital credits

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Posted on Oct 25, 2016 in Southern Indiana Power

There are so many benefits that come with co-op membership, but perhaps one of the best benefits is capital credits. What are capital credits, you ask? At the end of each year, Southern Indiana Power calculates our operating margin, which is the amount by which our income exceeded our expenses during the year. We then… Continue reading.

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