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February Insider People and Places: Justin Fry Auburn Electric General Manager

February Insider People and Places: Justin Fry Auburn Electric General Manager

Please join us in welcoming Justin Fry as the Auburn Electric General Manager. Justin grew up in Auburn, graduating from Dekalb High School in 2008. He then went on to the University of Northwestern Ohio where he earned an Associates in Applied Science in 2010. Read More..

October Insider: 2023 IMEA Annual Meeting Honors & Awards

October Insider: 2023 IMEA Annual Meeting Honors & Awards

Thank you to all that participated the IMEA Annual Business Meeting & Vendor Expo

Leonard Larson, Interim Manager of Operations with Rensselaer Electric Utility was the recipient of the 2023 IMEA Frank R. Rudolph Award! The Frank R. Rudolph Award is the association’s most prestigious honor. Named after Francis R. Rudolph, Greendale, Indiana Utility Manager for nearly 40 years. The award is given to individuals who make significant contributions to Public Power in Indiana. Read More....

September Insider: How to Retain Top Talent in Uncertain Times

September Insider: How to Retain Top Talent in Uncertain Times

2023 IMEA Annual Business Meeting & Vendor Expo! Place your hotel reservations today!

A changing workforce requires a new approach to employee retention if organizations want to keep their top talent in a business climate facing new uncertainties. Read More...

e-Source

February eSource Newsletter: Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

February eSource Newsletter: Chemical Hazards and Toxic Substances

Chemical hazards and toxic substances pose a wide range of health hazards (such as irritation, sensitization, and carcinogenicity) and physical hazards (such as flammability, corrosion, and explosibility). This page provides basic information about chemical hazards and toxic substances in the workplace. While not all hazards associated with every chemical and toxic substance are addressed here, we do provide relevant links to other pages with additional information about hazards and methods to control exposure in the workplace. Read More...

January eSource Newsletter: The Effect of Poor Communication in the Workplace

January eSource Newsletter: The Effect of Poor Communication in the Workplace

Complexity is the name of the game when it comes to today’s fast-paced business environment. This means it’s more challenging than ever for leaders to have meaningful, two-way communication with employees. When looking to improve situations that may have been exacerbated by a lack of communication, it’s helpful to identify the precise problem or barrier, take time to understand the root cause, and then consider what solutions may best be applied to improve poor communications skills and achieve your desired results.

December eSource Newsletter

December eSource Newsletter

New Years Safety Practices for You & Your Utility Staff

The opportunity of a fresh new year brings a time to reflect upon how we can implement some significant improvements to our lives. Most people try to commit to leading a healthier lifestyle, saving money, traveling more, spending time with family, learning new skills, etc. As individuals contemplate their personal resolutions for the year ahead, businesses should also use the end of the year to reflect on the past, learn from their mistakes and commit to providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. Resolving to protect both valuable employees and assets allows your organization a tangible way to be its “best self.”

October eSource: How To Create A Safe Work Environment for Your Employees

October eSource: How To Create A Safe Work Environment for Your Employees

Creating – and maintaining – a safe work environment should be a high priority for organizations. Indeed, under Occupational Health and Safety (OSH) law, employers have a responsibility to create and maintain a safe workplace – and comply with OSHA regulations. But putting up a few safety posters and running safety training sessions once a year is not enough. Organizations need to actively foster and promote a strong culture of safety, year-round so that safety becomes a part of the enterprise’s DNA. Read More...

September eSource: Why is it important to report accidents in the workplace?

September eSource: Why is it important to report accidents in the workplace?

2023 IMEA Annual Business Meeting & Vendor Expo! We Look Forward to Your Participation!

Every workplace wants to keep accidents to a minimum; but sometimes they happen! It is essential, no matter how minor that the accident is, that it is reported and recorded. If you are injured at work, you must report the accident to your workplace as soon as possible. Every workplace will have their own process and reporting system for accidents. Do you know how to report an accident in your workplace? Read More...

Power Connections

Fourth Quarter: Power Connection 2023

Fourth Quarter: Power Connection 2023

IMEA 2023 Year End Review: Focused on Success

IMEA continues to grow in strength, stature and scope through maintaining a united voice on issues that impact public power in Indiana and across the country. On the cusp of our 83rd year, I expect 2024 to be another dynamic year for the IMEA. We remain dedicated to our founding principles of providing programs and services that bring members of Indiana municipals the protection, knowledge, experience, and tools needed for the safe, efficient and effective utility operation in today s complex, diverse and ever-changing industry for the lowest possible cost.

Third Quarter: Power Connection 2023

Third Quarter: Power Connection 2023

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $300 Million to Speed Up Transmission Permitting Across America as Part of Investing in America Agenda

On August 29, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a funding opportunity of up to $300 million in grants for states, tribes, and local governments to accelerate and strengthen electric transmission siting and permitting processes, as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. Read More.....

Second Quarter: Power Connection 2023

Second Quarter: Power Connection 2023

EPA’s crackdown on power plant emissions is a big first step – but without strong certification, it will be hard to ensure captured carbon stays put

The U.S. government is planning to crack down on power plants’ greenhouse gas emissions, and, as a result, a lot of money is about to pour into technology that can capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks and lock it away. Read More...