Member cooperatives throughout central and southern Indiana are now gathering energy from ten 1-megawatt solar arrays.
Collectively, the 10 solar sites provide approximately 20 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually. This is equivalent to powering 30,400 refrigerators for a year.
These solar arrays contribute to Hoosier Energy’s target of supplying 10 percent of member energy requirements from renewable resources by 2025.
For more information about Hoosier Energy’s generation sources, log onto hoosierenergy.com/about/energy-strategy.
Your energy producer is a co-op, too!
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission (G&T) cooperative providing wholesale electric power and services to your electric cooperative. Founded in 1949 and based in Bloomington, the power producer generates power from coal, natural gas and renewable energy resources. The G&T delivers power through nearly 1,700 miles of transmission lines across central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.
How energy is transmitted to your home
Power generation: Generating energy from a diverse set of fuel sources is an important part of the power supply portfolio, including natural gas facilities.
Switching substation: After leaving a power plant, electricity feeds into a substation that raises or “steps up” the voltage – similar to increasing water pressure.
Transmission: Electricity generated by Hoosier Energy and other utilities is placed on a regional grid and transmitted at high-voltage over long distances throughout central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.
Distribution substation: These stations lower the voltage before being sent along to your local electric cooperative.
Energy to your cooperative: At this phase, your electric cooperative distributes and meters the energy you use at your home or business.