East Central Indiana Utilities
East Central Indiana has a strong network of utility partners that support economic development efforts in the region. Representatives from the providers listed below offer site selection services and rate quotes.
A unit of American Electric Power (AEP) is headquartered in Fort Wayne, and its 2,500 employees serve more than 597,000 customers. It operates more than 5,400 MW of generation in Indiana and southwest Michigan with 60% of that generation from emission free sources including 2,278 MW from its nuclear plant, 22 MW from hydro, 15 MW from solar and 450 MW purchased from wind. I&M offers industrial customers the lowest-cost electricity of any investor-owned utility in the State of Indiana as well as economic development rate credits.
Indiana Michigan Power
Economic & Business Development Manager
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S. Duke Energy is transforming its customers’ experience, modernizing the energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves. The company provides electricity to 7.7 million retail electric customers in six states. The electric service area’s estimated population is 24 million people. The company also provides natural gas to more than 1.6 million customers in five states and operates wind and solar power facilities in 14 states. Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 6,600 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 840,000 customers in a 23,000-square-mile service area, making it the state’s largest electric supplier.
Economic Development Specialist
Hoosier Energy is a generation and transmission cooperative providing wholesale electric power and services to 18 member distribution cooperatives in central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois. Based in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoosier Energy operates coal, natural gas and renewable energy power plants and delivers power through a 1,500-mile transmission network.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency (IMPA) is a wholesale electric power provider serving the needs of 61 cities and towns in Indiana, including the following in East Central Indiana: Anderson, Centerville, Dublin, Dunreith, Frankton, Gas City, Knightstown, Lewisville, Middletown, Pendleton, Richmond, Spiceland and Straughn. IMPA was formed so its member utilities could share power resources, allowing cities and towns to provide electricity more economically to their customers. IMPA is governed by its members. Member utilities purchase their power requirements from IMPA and deliver that power to the residents and companies in their service territories. IMPA members deliver electric service to approximately 330,000 individuals throughout Indiana and Ohio. IMPA’s diverse power portfolio includes a mix of the Agency’s own generating capacity and some purchased power.
Indiana Municipal Power Agency
Director of Marketing and Economic Development
Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company, provides energy to more than 1 million customers in Indiana and Ohio. CenterPoint Energy is an energy delivery company with regulated and non-regulated utility businesses in eight states. The company serves more than 7 million metered customers primarily in Arkansas, Indiana, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Texas.
Ohio Valley Gas (OVG) is an investor-owned utility which provides natural gas distribution and transportation services to residential, commercial, industrial and governmental customers in 16 Indiana counties and 1 county in Ohio. The company was founded in 1943 in Tell City, Indiana along the Ohio River valley. It has grown through acquisitions of existing utilities and pipeline expansions to provide service to over fifty communities. In East Central Indiana, OVG serves Jay, Randolph, Wayne and Fayette counties. Communities served include Portland, Winchester, Union City, Lynn and Connersville plus several other smaller communities and rural areas. OVG is headquartered in Winchester and provides customer walk-in offices in Portland, Winchester and Connersville. The company’s various distribution systems are connected to interstate pipeline systems operated by either Texas Gas Transmission, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, or ANR Pipeline, a TransCanada company. OVG is small enough to serve personally and can deliver the energy needs of East Central Indiana.
Jay, Randolph and Wayne Counties:
Indiana American Water serves about 1.2 million people, in 126 communities, supplying high quality water and wastewater service. In all of their operations, Indiana American Water follows strict regulations created by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) that help to provide high quality drinking water. Indiana American Water is committed to delivering high quality water to all their customers in Indiana. The company conducts over 34,000 tests per year for over 100 potential contaminants, checking drinking water quality at every stage of the water treatment and deliver process.
The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (Commission) is an administrative agency that hears evidence in cases filed before it and makes decisions based on the evidence presented in those cases. An advocate of neither the public nor the utilities, the Commission is required by state statute to make decisions in the public interest to ensure the utilities provide safe and reliable service at just and reasonable rates. The Commission also serves as a resource to the legislature, executive branch, state agencies, and the public by providing information regarding Indiana’s utilities and the regulatory process. In addition, Commission members and staff are actively involved with regional, national, and federal organizations regarding utility issues affecting Indiana.
The Indiana electric service territory map can be viewed on the IndianaMap site. On the home page, click View the Map. When the map is visible, click the add content button near the upper-left corner of the screen. Click infrastructure, scroll down to Energy Electric Service Territories, and select the box next to it.
The mission of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is to implement federal and state regulations to protect human health and the environment while allowing the environmentally sound operations of industrial, agricultural, commercial and governmental activities vital to a prosperous economy. The mission of IDEM’s Office of Water Quality (OWQ), under the oversight of the Assistant Commissioner of OWQ, is to concentrate on fulfilling IDEM’s mission where water quality is concerned. More specifically, OWQ is responsible for protecting public health and the environment by assessing the quality of surface water and groundwater through biological and chemical testing; regulating and monitoring drinking water supplies (including wellhead protection), wastewater treatment facilities and the construction of such facilities; and, protecting wetlands for proper drainage, flood protection and wildlife habitat. OWQ serves the citizens of Indiana through fulfilling responsibilities as set forth in the Clean Water Act.