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Indiana Michigan Power

110 East Wayne Street. Website: www.indianamichiganpower.com, Facebook: Indiana Michigan Power. Indiana Michigan Power is the local electricity provider for Northeast Indiana. In 1990, they bought the power lease and shut down the former coal fired City Light Electric Plant which is now the Science Central Museum. See our Coal section.

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900 South Clinton Street Street View photo from Google Maps

  1. Check out this photo of a wind turbine that was being assembled at Wildcat-1 Wind Farm near Elwood, Indiana. Wildcat-1...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Wednesday, September 5, 2012

    September 5, 2012 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Check out this photo of a wind turbine that was being assembled at Wildcat-1 Wind Farm near Elwood, Indiana. Wildcat-1 is expected to provide 100 MW of power to I&M by the end of the year. As of the end of August, three turbines have been fully assembled, and there will be a total of 125 turbines at the site.

  2. Solar, wind and hydro complement two 24/7 baseload plants. Our diverse mix of over 60% emission-free power sources delivers low-cost energy you can always count on. IndianaMichiganPower.com/PowerCleanandSimple

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Monday, January 23, 2017

    Monday, January 23, 2017 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Solar, wind and hydro complement two 24/7 baseload plants. Our diverse mix of over 60% emission-free  power sources delivers low-cost energy you can always count on. IndianaMichiganPower.com/PowerCleanandSimple

  3. An outage yesterday was caused by mylar balloons in a substation. Sadly, this is not a joke. Please dispose of your balloons responsibly.

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Wednesday, February 15, 2017

    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    An outage yesterday was caused by mylar balloons in a substation. Sadly, this is not a joke. Please dispose of your balloons responsibly.

  4. Get the facts about Rockport. http://ow.ly/gUZZ309d20q

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Get the facts about Rockport. FACTS LINK IS NO LONGER ONLINE

    1. American Electric Power Co. Inc. could shut down both units at its massive Rockport coal plant in Indiana before the end of 2028 after reaching a settlement agreement with numerous parties, including consumer and environmental advocates.
      AEP utility Indiana Michigan Power Co. and wholesale subsidiary AEP Generating Co. agreed to retire the second unit at the 2,600-MW Rockport coal plant in Spencer County, Ind., "no later than December 31, 2028" as part of the agreement reached with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor, the I&M Industrial Group, Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana Inc., the Sierra Club and municipalities.
      The parties filed their settlement agreement Sept. 13 with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC cause 45546) and are seeking an order on or before Dec. 15.

      AEP reaches agreement to shut down Rockport 2 coal unit by end of 2028 September 15, 2021
    2. More Flexibility to Best Serve Customers
      The four new solar facilities mark an important next step in I&M’s continuing transition to a more diverse energy supply and meeting the need for new sources to energize homes and businesses as the coal-fueled units at our Rockport, Ind., generation plant phase out of service. The Rockport Plant will be fully retired by the end of 2028.
      While I&M’s Cook Nuclear Plant in Michigan consistently generates energy 24/7 as the anchor of I&M’s generation, the variety of additional energy sources strengthen I&M’s resilience. I&M ANNOUNCES 4 NEW INDIANA SOLAR POWER PLANTS April 3, 2023
  5. We have issued an RFP (Request for Proposals) for additional emission-free generation to serve our customers. We are...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Thursday, November 5, 2020

    Thursday, November 5, 2020 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    We have issued an RFP (Request for Proposals) for additional emission-free generation to serve our customers. We are seeking proposals to nearly double our renewable energy with 450MW of additional solar, wind, and potentially battery storage.

    https://indianamichiganpower.com/.../viewRelease.aspx...

  6. It’s a beautiful day at the St. Joseph Solar Farm in Michiana!☀️ Fun fact: there are approximately 57, 720 solar...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Thursday, December 10, 2020

    Thursday, December 10, 2020 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    It’s a beautiful day at the St. Joseph Solar Farm in Michiana!☀️

    Fun fact: there are approximately 57, 720 solar panels that will generate 20 megawatts of electricity — enough to power 2,700 homes annually. 💡 #boundlessenergy

  7. We celebrate the Earth by investing in renewable energy! The 20-megawatt St. Joseph Solar Farm will soon add even more...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Thursday, April 22, 2021

    Thursday, April 22, 2021 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    We celebrate the Earth by investing in renewable energy! The 20-megawatt St. Joseph Solar Farm will soon add even more green energy to our mix. Between Nuclear, Solar, Wind and Hydro, more than 85% of the energy we delivered in 2020 was emission-free#EarthDay2021[ the other 15% is the coal fired Rockport plant scheduled to shut down in 2028 ]

  8. The sun is rising at the St. Joseph Solar Farm. We’re excited for today’s unveiling of the 20-megawatt facility, signaling the flow of local renewable energy!

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Thursday, May 6, 2021

    Thursday, May 6, 2021 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    The sun is rising at the St. Joseph Solar Farm. We’re excited for today’s unveiling of the 20-megawatt facility, signaling the flow of local renewable energy!

  9. Graduations are events to be celebrated, but this is not. Mylar balloons conduct electricity and can cause outages when...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

    Tuesday, June 15, 2021 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Graduations are events to be celebrated, but this is not. Mylar balloons conduct electricity and can cause outages when they contact power lines, like this bunch in South Bend. Please properly secure and dispose of your balloons to avoid potential outages.

  10. American Electric Power is proud to be a founding member of the National Electric Highway Coalition. The coalition is...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Monday, December 13, 2021

    Monday, December 13, 2021 post by Indiana Michigan Poweron Facebook

    American Electric Power is proud to be a founding member of the National Electric Highway Coalition. The coalition is committed to providing electric vehicle (EV) fast charging ports that will allow the public to drive EVs with confidence along major U.S. travel corridors by the end of 2023. Learn more about it here: Electric Companies Join Together to Form National Electric Highway Coalition

  11. We will begin raising the water level upstream of the Elkhart Hydroelectric Plant starting 3/22. The reservoir was...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Tuesday, March 15, 2022

    Tuesday, March 15, 2022post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    We will begin raising the water level upstream of the Elkhart Hydroelectric Plant starting 3/22. The reservoir was lowered two feet in 12/21 to reduce ice buildup and upstream flooding. The reservoir will slowly be raised about six inches per day over a three- to four-day period to its spring and summer operating level. More info: I&M to Raise Reservoir Level at Elkhart Hydroelectric Plant archived on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

  12. #ElectricVehicles are the wave of the future. Legislation that paves the way for EV charging stations across the state...

    Posted by Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, March 16, 2022

    Wednesday, March 16, 2022 post by Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Facebook:

    #ElectricVehicles are the wave of the future. Legislation that paves the way for EV charging stations across the state was signed into law Friday by Governor Eric Holcomb. In today's #TechTalk, Adam Berry takes a look at why that's such a critical move. Lawmakers Pushing Pedal to Metal on Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

  13. Steve Baker Sustainability

    I&M President & COO Steve Baker kicks off our month-long focus on sustainability with some stats demonstrating how we're redefining the future of energy.

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Monday, April 4, 2022

    Monday, April 4, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Poweron Facebook:

    I&M President & COO Steve Baker kicks off our month-long focus on sustainability with some stats demonstrating how we're redefining the future of energy. [ 80% of power delivered in 2021 was carbon emission free ]

  14. At I&M, we’re investing in the future of clean energy. In 2020, more than 85% of our energy came from emission-free sources!

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Wednesday, April 6, 2022

    Wednesday, April 6, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    At I&M, we’re investing in the future of clean energy. In 2020, more than 85% of our energy came from emission-free sources!

  15. Achieving America’s clean energy objectives requires a transformation of the electric sector. AEP's smart investments in...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Wednesday, April 13, 2022

    Wednesday, April 13, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Achieving America’s clean energy objectives requires a transformation of the electric sector. AEP's smart investments in clean energy today — including renewables and advanced technologies — aim to stabilize costs and stimulate economic growth in the future.

    Learn all about AEP's sustainability initiatives at Delivering the Power of Opportunity

  16. We endorse expanding the development and manufacturing of electric vehicles. They represent the future of transportation and Indiana should be a leader. Adam H. Berry details how action taken in the 2022 legislation session puts the state on that path. Learn more about Chamber-supported policies in our Policy Center: www.indianachamber.com/policy #EVs #electricvehicles

    Posted by Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, April 14, 2022

    Thursday, April 14, 2022 post by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce on Facebook:

    We endorse expanding the development and manufacturing of electric vehicles. They represent the future of transportation and Indiana should be a leader. Adam H. Berry details how action taken in the 2022 legislation session puts the state on that path.

    Learn more about Chamber-supported policies in our Policy Center: www.indianachamber.com/policy

  17. Dave Isaacson

    Did you know that over 80% of the energy we generate is emission-free?

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Tuesday, April 19, 2022

    Tuesday, April 19, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Dave Isaacson

    Did you know that over 80% of the energy we generate is emission-free? 

  18. AEP began operations at one of the world’s largest wind power plants last month, and it’s drawn some attention. CNN...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Monday, April 25, 2022

    April 25, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    AEP began operations at one of the world’s largest wind power plants last month, and it’s drawn some attention.

    CNN visited the site of the Traverse plant in Oklahoma last week and published a story about the boom in wind energy development.

    Read the story here: ‘The sound of money’: Wind energy is booming in deep-red Republican states

  19. We were proud to be a trusted energy advisor to the City of Kendallville on McCray solar field. We worked with the city...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Tuesday, April 26, 2022

    Tuesday, April 26, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    We were proud to be a trusted energy advisor to the City of Kendallville on McCray solar field. We worked with the city through the Distributed Generation and interconnection process.

    Read more about the project here: Kendallville dedicates McCray solar field [ Now, the new solar field is aiming to generate about 85% of the annual electricity needed by the wastewater plant next door, an investment that will become more lucrative over time as energy costs increase.]

  20. Arbor Day Animation.mp4

    🌳 We love trees — we just hate power outages! 🌲 So this Arbor Day, take a moment to consider the mature height and spread of the tree you’re planting. Here are some general guidelines to consider:

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Friday, April 29, 2022

    Friday, April 29, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    🌳 We love trees — we just hate power outages! 🌲

    So this Arbor Day, take a moment to consider the mature height and spread of the tree you’re planting. Here are some general guidelines to consider:

  21. Celebrating? Please make sure these festive decorations are tightly secured and disposed of properly. They can become...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Saturday, May 21, 2022

    Saturday, May 21, 2022 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Celebrating? Please make sure these festive decorations are tightly secured and disposed of properly. They can become tangled in lines and cause outages and safety hazards for our crews. If you see balloons on lines, NEVER try to remove them yourself. Call us. #SafetySaturday

  22. Is there enough land in the U.S. for new solar projects without pushing farmland out of production? https://www.agweb.com/news/policy/politics/john-phipps-can-push-more-solar-energy-and-farmland-coexist

    Posted by U.S. Farm Report on Sunday, May 22, 2022

    Sunday, May 22, 2022 post by U.S. Farm Report on Facebook:

    Is there enough land in the U.S. for new solar projects without pushing farmland out of production?

    John Phipps: Can the Push for More Solar Energy and Farmland Coexist? 

  23. Earlier this week, we announced plans for an additional four solar power plants capable of generating power for more...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Saturday, April 8, 2023

    April 8, 2023 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Earlier this week, we announced plans for an additional four solar power plants capable of generating power for more than 200,000 typical homes by mid-2026. “These steps are the result of exhaustive studies and a stakeholder process that included input from advocates for customers, communities, the environment and more,” said Steve Baker, I&M president and chief operating officer.

    More info: I&M ANNOUNCES 4 NEW INDIANA SOLAR POWER PLANTS

  24. September 28, 2023 post by the City of Fort Wayne Government on Facebook:

    In celebration of National Drive Electric Week, the City's Public Works Division highlighted Fort Wayne's electric vehicle (EV) charging station efforts and shared plans for the future.

    Read more: PUBLIC WORKS DIVISION HIGHLIGHTS EV CHARGING STATION AVAILABILITY AND FUTURE EV PLANS AS PART OF NATIONAL DRIVE ELECTRIC WEEK

  25. We are improving reliability - one tree at a time. We love trees. We just hate power outages. Trees and brush are the...

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

    February 28, 2024 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    We are improving reliability - one tree at a time. We love trees. We just hate power outages. Trees and brush are the No. 1 cause of power outages. We have a proactive plan to prevent tree outages, and it’s already paying off for our customers.

    Learn all about it: Caring For Our Community Working together for a brighter future

    Indiana Michigan Power has a tree triming program to prevent trees falling during storms that interrupt power on their Power Reliability & Forestry We love trees. We just hate power outages page.

    See our Trees page.

  26. INDOT has announced locations for the first round of EV fast charging stations selected through Charging the Crossroads,...

    Posted by Indiana Department of Transportation on Thursday, March 28, 2024

    Thursday, March 28, 2024 post by Indiana Department of Transportation on Facebook:

    INDOT has announced locations for the first round of EV fast charging stations selected through Charging the Crossroads, INDOT’s plan to expand Indiana’s statewide EV charging network along interstates and highways as part of the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. 🔌

    ⚡️🚗 Learn more here: First electric vehicle infrastructure awards announced for INDOT’s Charging the Crossroads program.

  27. We own and operate six hydroelectric facilities along the St. Joseph River. How do we maintain the facilities? With dedication to safety and 24/7 monitoring. Learn all about it: http://ms.spr.ly/6183csfxf

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Thursday, April 4, 2024

    Thursday, April 4, 2024 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    We own and operate six hydroelectric facilities along the St. Joseph River. How do we maintain the facilities? With dedication to safety and 24/7 monitoring.

    Learn all about it: Operating and Maintaining Hydroelectric Facilities

  28. Charge your EV at night and save! IndianaMichiganPower.com/EV

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Friday, April 5, 2024

    Friday, April 5, 2024 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Charge your EV at night and save!

    IndianaMichiganPower.com/EV

  29. The preparation phase is nearing completion as we gear up to perform maintenance work at the Elkhart Hydroelectric Plant. Read more: http://ms.spr.ly/6188cF9Gq

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Friday, April 5, 2024

    Friday, April 5, 2024 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Elkhart Hydroelectric Plant.

    Read more: Pre-Work Activities at the Elkhart Hydroelectric Plant Nearly Complete

  30. Keep balloons tethered or attached to a weight so they don’t float away and make contact with power lines #SafetySaturday

    Posted by Indiana Michigan Power on Saturday, May 11, 2024

    Saturday, May 11, 2024 post by Indiana Michigan Power on Facebook:

    Keep balloons tethered or attached to a weight so they don’t float away and make contact with power lines #SafetySaturday

Agrivoltaic Farming

Purdue Agrivoltaic Farming

Purdue agrivoltaic farming structures and software harvest solar power at lower cost and with minimal impact on crop yield May 24, 2024 Purdue University.
Purdue University researchers in the colleges of Agriculture and Engineering have created agrivoltaic structures that optimize the amount of electricity generated by solar farms. The modules are mounted lower than traditional solar structures and rotate to form a near-vertical structure when farm equipment needs to pass

👩‍🌾 👨‍🌾 Agrivoltaic farming is the practice of growing crops underneath solar panels. It enables dual or even triple...

Posted by Rdwb Cameroon on Monday, January 29, 2024

January 29, 2024 post by Rdwb Cameroon on Facebook: [ Cameroon is in Africa ]

👩‍🌾 👨‍🌾 Agrivoltaic farming is the practice of growing crops underneath solar panels. It enables dual or even triple land-use, through simultaneous use of land for both agriculture and #solarphotovoltaic power generation. Beets, potatoes, radishes, tomatoes, peppers, and carrots are crops suitable for agrivoltaics. 🍅 🥕 🍆 🥔

Many formerly fertile agricultural areas located in mild climate zones suffer from progressive infertility due to rising #temperature or #waterscarcity. Other areas are exposed to extreme weather phenomena. Agrivoltaic projects could help with both, restoring fertile conditions to areas in progressive abandonment. Thereby contributing in solving #climatechange. There has been implementation of #agrivoltaics research projects in Germany, South Korea, France, the USA and Japan.

APV-MaGa is a research and development project focusing on and exploring the potential, the economic and technical feasibility of agrivoltaics in #SubSaharanAfrica - Mali and The Gambia and #eastafrica- Kenya.

There are no researches conducted in Cameroon yet but there is high potential for #agrivoltaics as electrification rates are often low and #foodsecurity needs to be improved.

This new solar panel system may be the future of carbon-neutral farming 🍎 Designed by a German renewable energy...

Posted by Euronews Green on Monday, February 5, 2024

February 5, 2024 post by Euronews Green on Facebook: [ European Journalists ]

This new solar panel system may be the future of carbon-neutral farming 🍎

Designed by a German renewable energy company, this agrivoltaic system simultaneously uses land for solar power and agriculture.

While protecting the fruit below from harmful natural elements, these solar panels let enough light through to allow the crops below to thrive.

📸 by y IG: fraunhoferise 

This new solar panel system may be the future of carbon-neutral farming Designed by the CPE company, This agrivoltaic...

Posted by Chris Pro Energy - Calgary on Thursday, February 8, 2024

February 8, 2024 post by Chris Pro Energy - Calgary on Facebook:

This new solar panel system may be the future of carbon-neutral farming

Designed by the CPE company, This agrivoltaic system simultaneously uses land for solar power and agriculture, While protecting the fruit below from harmful natural elements, These solar panels let enough light through to allow the crops below to thrive.

Agrivoltaic farming doubles, even triples, the amount of production farm lands can support. Livestock love the shade, many crops benefit from decreased moisture loss.

Posted by Lori Keith on Sunday, February 25, 2024

February 25, 2024 post by Lori Keith on Facebook: [ photo is an agrivoltaic farm in Bozhou City, China ]

Agrivoltaic farming doubles, even triples, the amount of production farm lands can support. Livestock love the shade, many crops benefit from decreased moisture loss.

Sheep may soon graze under solar panels in one of Wyoming’s first ‘agrivoltaic’ projects The elevated photovoltaic panels can actually improve grazing conditions, a novelty that could help make solar projects more land-efficient and accepted in the ranching-heavy state.

If you live in Allen or DeKalb counties, you may notice a helicopter like this one flying around next week. Here's how it helps I&M manage power for the area: https://trib.al/b9MOUxG

Posted by WANE 15 on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024 post by WANE 15 on Facebook:

If you live in Allen or DeKalb counties, you may notice a helicopter like this one flying around next week. Here's how it helps I&M manage power for the area: I&M using helicopter to trim trees near power lines in Allen, DeKalb counties

Alternate Energy

Fun Fact- Farmers can continue farming right up to the base of a turbine when they add #WindEenergy to their land. It's...

Posted by Farm To Power Indiana on Wednesday, February 21, 2024

February 21, 2024 post by Farm To Power Indiana on Facebook:

Fun Fact- Farmers can continue farming right up to the base of a turbine when they add #WindEenergy to their land. It's a perfect blend of agriculture and #AlternativeEnergy. Like and follow our page to stay in touch as we expand our efforts to share info about local opportunities to support farmers in your area.

#DidYouKnow alternative energy creates over 11 thousand local jobs, almost 30 million in lease payments for Indiana’s...

Posted by Farm To Power Indiana on Wednesday, February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024 post by Farm To Power Indiana on Facebook:

#DidYouKnow alternative energy creates over 11 thousand local jobs, almost 30 million in lease payments for Indiana’s farmers, and 29.4 million in tax payments for Indiana’s communities annually? Click the link to see how Indiana is benefitting from #WindEnergy and #SolarEnergy>>>

https://cleanpower.org/facts/state-fact-sheets/#download

Clean Power Indiana

Exciting News for Hoosiers! In 2023, Indiana saw a remarkable surge in solar development! According to the Solar Energy...

Posted by Farm-To-Power Indiana on Friday, April 12, 2024

Friday, April 12, 2024 post by Farm-To-Power Indiana on Facebook:

Exciting News for Hoosiers! In 2023, Indiana saw a remarkable surge in solar development! According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, it was Indiana's top year in solar megawatts installed. Let's continue to support Indiana's farmers as they work to integrate renewable energy onto their land, securing a more financially stable future for the next generation of farmers. Read more > > >

Solar in Indiana rebounds in 2023 after project delays the previous year WFYI PBS Indianapolis

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