Renewable Energy

Henry County Rural Electric Membership Corporation (HCREMC)’s power supplier, Hoosier Energy, has a power supply portfolio which includes clean renewable energy from:

  • Landfill methane
  • Coalbed methane
  • Wind turbines
  • Hydropower

Hoosier Energy’s Renewable Policy

Renewable Energy Checklist – A Renewable Energy Installation Guide

There are questions you need to be able to answer and questions you should address with professionals (installers/contractors, insurance agents, and your utility) before committing to a solar, wind, or geothermal system.

Landfill Methane

Landfill gas generation is recognized as renewable energy and offsets carbon dioxide emissions and provides other environmental benefits. Methane, with emissions 20 times stronger than carbon dioxide would otherwise be flared into the atmosphere, is used to produce electricity. These facilities also reduce emissions.

Clark-Floyd Landfill

  • Hoosier Energy has been operating a renewable power facility at the Clark-Floyd landfill in southern Indiana since October 2007
  • Gas produced in the landfill provides a source of fuel to power generators around the clock
  • Power production at the plant is capable of producing approximately 3.5 megawatts of power, enough electricity to power 7,000 homes

Livingston Landfill

  • The latest generating facility is a three-engine 14-megawatt landfill methane plant in Pontiac, Illinois
  • It is located at the 460-acre Livingston Landfill operated by Republic Services


Collectively, the solar “farms” will provide approximately 20,000,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of energy annually for the 300,000 consumers served by Hoosier Energy’s 18-member distribution cooperatives.

Thinking about installing solar? Here are 10 things to think about before you install panels at your home or business.


  • Hoosier Energy has a 20-year power purchase agreement for electricity produced at the Dayton Hydro plant near Ottawa, IL
  • The LaSalle County facility has 3 turbines with 3.7 megawatts (MW) total capacity

Wind Generation

  • Wind power comes from a purchase power agreement with a wind generation project in Story County, Iowa
  • Hoosier Energy purchases 25 megawatts of the plant’s output

Hoosier Energy’s Renewable Energy Policy Objectives

  • Create diversity of power supply resources
  • Provide member co-ops with renewable energy to support consumer programs
  • Strengthen and reinforce Hoosier Energy’s environmental stewardship initiatives
  • Improve economies of rural communities in central and southern Indiana

Read more in our Renewable Energy Information Module (PDF).

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