Vectren working on downtown grid

Jun 6, 2018
John Gibson

Vectren says it’s working to improve the electrical grid in Downtown Evansville.

Vectren Energy Delivery says crews will complete five grid modernization and expansion projects to meet the demands of the growing downtown.

In a news release, the utility company said two of the projects consist of underground cable replacement, which includes replacing aging infrastructure and retrofitting existing manholes lids.

Another two projects will replace network transformers serving several downtown-area buildings.

Vectren restoring power after storms

Jun 1, 2018

The Tri-State is recovering from heavy rain and high winds. 

As the sun rose Friday, Vectren reported nearly 900 customers were still without electricity in southwest Indiana.

About 125 customers were still in the dark in Evansville.

Crews continued to restore power, and the number of Vectren customers without electricity had dropped to fewer than 250 by midday.

High winds brought down tree limbs and power lines across the Tri-State on Thursday.

Heavy rain caused isolated flooding.

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 CEO: CenterPoint a "good partner"

Apr 25, 2018
John Gibson

The head of Vectren says the utility company found a “good partner” in a Texas-based company. 


CenterPoint Energy – which is about twice the size of Vectren -- plans to buy the Evansville-based utility company in a $6 billion merger.

Vectren President and CEO Carl Chapman told reporters that CenterPoint shares values with the local company…

"Our communties, our customers, our employees, and our philanthropic efforts"

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.