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 582,000 customers. It operates 3,595 MW of coal-fired generation in Indiana, 2,110 MW of nuclear generation in Michigan and 22 MW of hydro generation in both states. The company also provides its customers 450 MW of purchased wind generation. I&M offers Industrial customers the lowest-cost electricity of any investor-owned utility in the State of Indiana.
Indiana Michigan Power
Economic & Business Development Manager
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.2 million U.S. customers. The company has approximately 57,500 megawatts of electric generating capacity in the Carolinas, the Midwest and Florida – and natural gas distribution services in Ohio and Kentucky. Their commercial and international businesses own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a portfolio of renewable energy assets. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. Duke Energy Indiana’s operations provide about 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 800,000 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 59 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
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.