Hoosier Energy is a non-profit generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) that provides wholesale power and services to 18 member distribution cooperatives.
Collectively, member cooperatives operate and maintain more than 36,000 miles of distribution lines and provide electric service to nearly 300,000 consumers or about 650,000 people in 59 counties in southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.
Hoosier Energy’s “all-of-the-above” power supply includes 2,000 megawatts of generation that includes coal, natural gas, renewable energy and power purchase contracts. Taken together, these resources provide the best balance of affordability, reliability and sustainability to meet member needs.
The G&T’s interconnected transmission network includes nearly 1,700 miles of high-voltage power lines, 25 transmission stations and about 300 delivery points.
In addition, Hoosier Energy provides training, key accounts, marketing, communications and technical services to its member cooperatives. Hoosier Energy and its members are cooperative businesses that provide reliable, affordable electric power and carry on a long-standing commitment to improve the quality of life in our communities.
Our Commitment to Economic Development
Through Hoosier Energy’s 2016 efforts, an estimated 1,200 new jobs and $312M in capital investment was created in member territories. Because of this dedication and contribution to our counties’ economic growth, the Hoosier Energy Economic Development program continues to be one of the Midwest’s leading economic development organizations.
The Indiana and Illinois economic development program at Hoosier Energy provides comprehensive economic development services throughout our service territory. Some of these services include:
- Shovel-ready site listings
- Electric usage cost estimates
- Searchable business maps
- Searchable sites and buildings maps
- Personalized assistance.
Our Commitment to Quality, Reliability
To help assure a consistently reliable power supply, Hoosier Energy’s power delivery system is connected to the regional power grid and interconnected with other utilities. As well, the power supply cooperative is a founding member of the Indianapolis-based Midcontinent Independent System Operator, which manages power flow, transmission reliability and power marketing throughout a 15-state region and parts of Canada.
The power supply cooperative has been recognized nationally for its environmental stewardship and education programs, including an education center, free electronic lending library for educators, and community watershed conservation efforts.
Each of the power supply cooperative’s members elects a representative to the Hoosier Energy Board of Directors, which develops policies and reviews the co-op’s operations. The chief executive officer and his staff carry out day-to-day management of the organization, directing a work force of more than 460 employees.