As Congress and the Administration work to create federal climate change policy, the nation’s demand for electric power is growing. Indiana’s electric cooperatives support realistic policies that will protect their ability to provide reliable, affordable electric power.
The Cooperative Workplace and Workforce
Indiana’s electric cooperatives employ more than 1,500 workers across the state, and 340 directors have been elected to serve member-consumers. Electric cooperatives are committed to protecting their safety and long-term well-being.
Electric Industry Issues
Indiana’s electric cooperatives differ significantly in ownership structure and purpose from investor-owned electric utilities. As private, not-for-profit, consumer-owned businesses, they bring a consumer-oriented perspective on legislation and regulation affecting the wholesale energy market and other aspects of the electric industry.
Indiana’s electric cooperatives advocate common sense public policies on air quality, water and land resources that balance environmental stewardship with our need for energy to power the nation’s economy.
Fuels and Other Resources
Indiana’s electric cooperatives include a wide range of power sources in their energy portfolio. This diversity — including the “fifth fuel,” energy efficiency — helps maintain a reliable and affordable electric supply for member-consumers by ensuring that regionally plentiful resources can be utilized, reducing costs and keeping rates low.