EnergyLines sat down with Adam Roberts to learn about his career at Hoosier Energy, what challenges the utility might face in the next few years and what college team his family is a fan of.
As technology advances, it helps electric consumers manage their energy use in new and engaging ways. Appliance and HVAC controls provide ways to help consumers reduce energy use during times of peak load demand. While these interconnected controls and devices are not new, their use is increasing as member-consumers take their first steps toward a connected home.
Heat rate measures the efficiency of the units at the Merom Generating Station to convert energy (BTUs of energy from coal) to megawatts of electricity. Heat rate is similar to the gas mileage of a car, except that for a car, higher numbers indicate efficiency – going more miles on fewer gallons of gas. At the Merom Generating Station, a lower number is better.
EnergyLines sat down with Rob Horton to learn about his career at Hoosier Energy, what challenges the utility might face in the next few years and his love for the great American pastime – baseball.
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The year 2018 was a time of transition for our cooperative and our industry. We experienced leadership changes at member cooperatives and at Hoosier Energy.
Hoosier Energy has interconnect points with other utilities on the grid. As power is transmitted – either being purchased or sold from one utility to another – equipment known as tie lines are used to provide an economical path for the energy to be supplied to the load.