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Public Responds To Proposed Vectren Gas Plant

Jul 12, 2018
Isaiah Seibert / WNIN

Update, 12:41 p.m. Friday: A Vectren spokesperson told WNIN that the company always considers the effect of its choices on customers' bills. Natalie Hedde said Vectren researched the costs of a porfolio with only renewable energy and found that it would cost $1 billion more than its current proposal. She said the company's job is to provide power, and it cannot do so reliably without fossil fuels.

Emotions ran high for local Vectren customers at Wednesday’s Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) hearing.

Vectren CEO doesn't expect energy changes

Apr 26, 2018

The head of Vectren doesn’t expect any changes in the company’s energy generating plans, even as a Texas company moves to buy the Evansville-based utility.

Vectren president and CEO Carl Chapman told reporters that CenterPoint Energy doesn’t own any energy generating facilities, in accordance with Texas law.

And Chapman said Center Point knows Vectren’s long-term energy plans…

Vectren eyes Spencer County for solar array

Mar 13, 2018

Vectren has selected a site in Spencer County for a 50-megawatt solar farm. 

In a news release, the Evansville-based utility company announced it has selected First Solar Incorporated to build the solar array in Troy.

Vectren said the array will be situated on about 300 acres and will consist of about 150,000 solar panels.

The array will be mounted on a single-axis tracking system, which enables the panels to automatically pivot to enhance energy generation as the sun’s rays move across the surface of the Earth.

Clean Air Advocates March On Vectren

Nov 17, 2016
Samantha Horton / WNIN

Thursday evening Evansville residents young and old marched along downtown to urge Vectren to retire its coal power plants and reevaluate its energy rates. 

People carried handmade wind turbines and signs while chanting, "What do we want? Clean air. When do we want it? Now." They traveled down Riverside Drive starting at the Four Freedoms Monument, crossing the street, and stopping on the sidewalk outside the Vectren Corporation building. Local activist and lead chanter Mary Lyn Stoll said people should understand that this is not a protest.

IDEM hearing on A.B. Brown Wednesday evening

Mar 22, 2016

A public hearing is set for Wednesday evening in Mt. Vernon to discuss a plan to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions. 

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has proposed emission limits for Vectren's A.B. Brown power plant, after the EPA listed Posey County among regions with plants exceeding emission standards.

The Sierra Club’s Wendy Bredhold rejects IDEM’s proposed emission limits. 

She tells WNIN that IDEM’s plan ignores other sources of sulfur dioxide in the region.