Member Focus: It’s one of the eight strategic priorities approved in October by Hoosier Energy’s Board of Directors. Since that time, CEO Donna Walker has met with the boards of all 18 member co-ops.
NRECA designates the second Monday of each April as National Lineman Appreciation Day. Hoosier Energy pays tribute to all Power Delivery Professionals who work at the G&T and among our member cooperatives.
Sometimes it’s dusty. Sometimes it’s muddy. It might be so hot your shirt is soaked with sweat in just minutes. It could be so cold you can’t feel your hands – and your hands are your tools. You might get a call in the dead of night to head out to fix an outage in a blizzard.It’s crucial, it’s critical, and it’s the job of a line specialist.
Transmission and distribution power lines are a vital part of “the grid.” These lines incorporate separate voltages as power is transmitted from generating stations to member-consumers.
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.