Manager, Economic Development Department
To provide member distribution systems with assured, reliable and competitively priced energy and services in a safe and environmentally acceptable manner.
Hoosier Energy is a non-profit generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) that provides wholesale power and services to 18-member distribution cooperatives.
Collectively, Hoosier Energy’s member cooperative network operates and maintains more than 36,000 miles of distribution lines and provides electric service to nearly 300,000 consumers or about 650,000 people in 59 counties in southcentral and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.
Hoosier Energy’s interconnected transmission network includes nearly 1,700 miles of high-voltage power lines, 25 transmission stations and about 300 delivery points.
Commitment to a Sustainable Future
In January 2020, Hoosier Energy announced Board approval of a new long-range resource plan. While preparing for that announcement and the year-long planning process that led up to it, Hoosier Energy collectively prioritized what matters most to its commercial and residential consumers about the resources that provide their electricity. As such, the new plan meets those priorities. It’s designed to provide reliable, affordable and sustainable energy while saving members an estimated $700 million over the next two decades.
As part of the plan, Hoosier Energy expects to retire its remaining coal-fired generating station—which represents one half of its total energy supply—in 2023 and transition to a more diverse generation mix that includes a combination of wind, solar, natural gas and storage. This diversity provides a foundation for supply cost stability and predictability while reducing its carbon footprint by nearly 80 percent.
Commitment to Economic Development
Hoosier Energy is also committed to improving the communities its member cooperatives serve throughout southcentral and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Hoosier Energy has a dedicated Economic Development Team that focuses on attracting commercial and industrial growth, resulting in increased capital investment and job opportunities throughout its member service territory.
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.
Today, you don’t need to choose from among reliability, affordability or sustainability; the member cooperatives of Hoosier Energy deliver all three. Contact the Hoosier Energy Economic Team to learn more about how they can assist you with your site location and expansion needs.