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Vectren Corporation
Traded as NYSEVVC
S&P 400 Component
Industry Utilities
Founded 2000
Headquarters Evansville, Indiana, United States
Key people
Carl Chapman, CEO
Revenue Increase US$2.232 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Increase US$159 Million (FY 2012)[1]
Total assets Increase US$5.09 billion (FY 2012)[1]
Number of employees

Vectren Corporation is a Fortune 1000 energy holding company headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. Through its utility subsidiaries (Vectren North, Vectren South, and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio), the company distributes natural gas to approximately one million business and residential customers in Indiana and Ohio. It also distributes electricity to 141,000 customers and has 1,425 MW of primarily coal-fired generating capacity in Indiana. Vectren's nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates currently offer energy-related products and services to customers throughout the Midwest and Southeast. These include energy performance services and energy infrastructure services.


The company was formed from the merger of Indiana Gas Company (formed 1941) and Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company (SIGECO, formed 1912). The two utilities' holding companies, Indiana Energy and SIGCORP, announced plans to merge in June 1999, and received final approval on March 9, 2000. In the fall of 2000, Vectren also acquired the natural gas distribution assets of Dayton Power and Light in western Ohio. In the fall of 2006, the company purchased Duke Energy's interest in Miller Pipeline.[2]

Vectren's Riverfront Headquarters in Downtown Evansville.

Indiana Gas and SIGECO served as Vectren's operating companies until a 2010 reorganization saw Indiana Gas renamed Vectren North, while SIGECO was renamed Vectren South.

On April 23, 2018 CenterPoint Energy and Vectren Corporation announced they have entered into a definitive merger agreement, with CenterPoint as the surviving company.[3]


Vectren's largest subsidiary, Vectren Utility Holdings, oversees Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - North (Vectren North—the former Indiana Gas), Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren South—the former SIGECO) and Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (VEDO).

Vectren provides natural gas to 680,000 customers in Indiana (570,000 in central Indiana and 110,000 in southwestern Indiana) and 314,000 customers in Ohio.[4] It provides electricity to 142,000 customers in southwestern Indiana.[5]

Nonutility subsidiaries and affiliates[edit]

Vectren's nonutility group consists of three divisions Infrastructure Services, Energy Services, and Coal Mining.[6] Vectren also operates a nonprofit foundation, the Vectren Foundation, which provides assistance for community development and energy efficiency projects.[7]


Vectren sponsors the radio network of the Indianapolis Colts NFL football team; the network is referred to on-air as the "Vectren Radio Network". Vectren also sponsors the annual "Vectren Dayton Air Show"


On January 29, 2003, Vectren restated its 2001 earnings. As a result of adjustments related to gas and employee benefit costs, 2001 earnings previously reported were reduced by 18 cents per share.[8] Vectren has installed the Healthcare Bluebook and Grand Rounds to reduce employee healthcare cost inflation.


  1. ^ a b c "Vectren annual report" (PDF). SNL. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Vectren Corporation". Google Finance. Retrieved 2006-12-25. 
  3. ^ "Special Message - Vectren and CenterPoint Energy announce merger of companies". Retrieved 2018-06-05. 
  4. ^ "Three Indiana gas utilities face pipeline safety fines". Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  5. ^ "Economic Development". Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  6. ^ "Vectren Company Website". Retrieved 2006-12-25. 
  7. ^ "Vectren Foundation". Retrieved 2017-03-16. 
  8. ^ "Vectren Corporation Restates 2001 and Begins Reaudit of 2000". 

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