Electric cooperative linemen will compete at the Indiana Electric Cooperative Lineman Rodeo Aug. 24-25 at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville. The two-day, family-friendly event showcases the skills and safety training of electric cooperative lineworkers. The rodeo includes competitive events …Read More.
Indiana Cooperatives in the News
Indiana electric cooperative leaders met July 20 with USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Administrator Andy Berke and Assistant Administrator Chris McLean to discuss the Empowering Rural America (ERA) and Powering Affordable Clean Energy (PACE) programs. During the meeting, they shared …Read More.
Fourteen lineworkers to empower a global community for a better tomorrow Fourteen Indiana electric cooperative lineworkers will travel to Guatemala in late April as part of an international initiative to bring electricity to a developing area in Guatemala. “Project Indiana: …Read More.
Cassady to lead statewide electric cooperative trade association Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ (IEC) board of directors announced John Cassady as the association’s next chief executive officer. Currently executive vice president of member and stakeholder relations of Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA), …Read More.
Cooperatives will volunteer time to a statewide community day of service initiative Indiana’s electric cooperatives will host the annual “Indiana’s Electric Cooperative Community Day” Friday, Oct. 14. Twenty-six of Indiana’s electric cooperatives will complete a project that meets a specific need within their service area. …Read More.
Award recognizes outstanding contributions to electric cooperative member services Indiana Electric Cooperatives (IEC) named Emily Schilling the recipient of the 2022 Tom Taylor Award. Schilling, editor at IEC, was presented the award during the Marketing, Member Services and Communicators professional section …Read More.
Lena Morris named vice president of careers, culture and development Indiana Electric Cooperatives promoted Lena Morris to vice president of careers, culture and development. In this role, she will lead the association’s professional development, youth engagement, and cooperative career awareness …Read More.
Twenty-one lineworkers graduated Saturday from Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ apprenticeship program, Rural Electric Apprentice Program (REAP). REAP is a four-year program that professionally trains apprentice lineworkers from across Indiana. Graduates complete 612 hours of classroom-related study and 8,000 hours of on-the-job …Read More.
Ten cooperatives send crews to storm-damaged Virginia Ten Indiana electric cooperatives sent crews and equipment to assist with the power restoration effort in Virginia after a winter storm moved through the state. Thirty electric cooperative lineworkers were dispatched to Rappahannock …Read More.
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ new Indiana Connectivity Program is open for Hoosier residents and businesses lacking high-speed internet connectivity. The purpose of the program is to connect potential customers with providers while assisting with the expense …Read More.