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It’s easy, and understandable, to read a phrase like “energy transformation” and equate it with “solar panels,” “wind power” or “renewable energy.” Those delivery systems and concepts are certainly crucial components of energy transformation. However, they are pieces in the larger puzzle of America’s energy future.


The grid is a modern marvel

In the history of manmade accomplishments, America’s electric grid remains a marvel of modern design — nearly 10,000 generation plants generating a total capacity of a million megawatts along more than 600,000 miles of transmission lines across the country.

America’s electric grid is safe, affordable and reliable, and it has sustained our nation’s needs for a long time. However, that grid must evolve to accommodate historic energy demands that will only continue to increase, as well as consistent growth, weather uncertainty, and emerging technologies.

At its core, this evolution of our nation’s grid defines energy transformation.

It will include upgrades to infrastructure, advanced systems for metering and monitoring, and smart-grid technology to enhance flexibility, resilience and efficiency. Most of all, it will require an embrace of reliable alternative energy sources — to both reshape the ways in which we use energy and expand power availability in the larger utility market.

When will energy transformation take place? We’re already in the middle of it, it’s always happening, and it will not suddenly conclude overnight. What is the game-changer for energy transformation? It’s easier to say the most effective outcome is a convergence of the transitions mentioned above.

In essence, energy transformation represents the means through which consumer use of alternative energy systems will increase and introduce new operating practices to sustain America’s electric grid for many generations to come.

Grid 101

Power arrives in your community through a complex infrastructural network of transmission lines, substations, distribution lines, transformers and control systems. America’s electric grid boasts nearly 10,000 generation plants sending a million megawatts of generating capacity across more than 600,000 miles of transmission lines.

Every step of the way, experienced professionals monitor and manage this flow of electricity. They maintain energy supply and stability, forecast future operations and address equipment failures, extreme weather events or other unanticipated interruptions.

This infrastructural integrity and individual expertise safely delivers electricity from power plants to Tipmont and, later, your homes, businesses, schools and communities.

With 120 employees and 2,855 miles of electric line across 875 square miles of service territory in eight Indiana counties, Tipmont serves 25,390 members and a total of 29,458 meters.

How Tipmont buys energy


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This is the charge for electricity used from 2 to 8 p.m., when electricity usage is at its highest.

This is the charge for electricity used from midnight to 2 p.m., when electricity usage is lower compared to peak times.

This represents the total capacity Tipmont’s power supplier must meet at any given time.

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