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SAIA 2017 Summer Meeting

 

Make plans to join us for this year’s SAIA meeting in June.  The summer meeting is hosted by Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives and will be held at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington, Kentucky.  The meeting will be held from Tuesday June 13 - Thursday June 15.

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation Saddened by Death of Line Technician


JPEC tribute for Josh’s trip home

Officials with Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation are grieved to acknowledge the death of JPEC Line Technician Josh Franklin.

Franklin passed away at 12:30 p.m. January 16 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, according to family members, who authorized JPEC to release the information.

KAEC Safety Instructor Prepares for the Future

January 5, 2017

Robert Thornton becomes a Certified Loss Control Professional

PSC Approves Big Rivers Power Supply Contract with KyMEA

December 14, 2016

Big Rivers Electric Corporation announced the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s (PSC) approval of a ten-year power supply contract with the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA). Under the agreement signed earlier this year, Big Rivers will provide 100 megawatts (MW) beginning in June of 2019. The supply could also be expanded by an additional 50 MW later in the contract term.

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Co-ops Plan To Offer Licenses For Panels at 60-Acre Solar Farm in Clark County

Starting in 2017, electric cooperative members will be able to license solar panels for their home or business from a solar farm located in Clark County, Ky.
 

2017 WIRE Scholarships

December 6, 2016

Since 1989, the Kentucky Chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) has offered college scholarships to Kentucky college students to help them finish their degree. WIRE is now taking 2017 applications for three $1,000 scholarships.​

Congressman Ed Whitfield honored as 2016 “Distinguished Rural Kentuckian”

Annual award bestowed by Kentucky’s electric cooperatives


KAEC President and CEO Chris Perry, right, presents Congressman Ed Whitfield with the 2016 Distinguished Rural Kentuckian award. Photo: Tim Webb

Electric Co-ops’ Economic Development Experts Use High-Tech Drones to Draw Jobs, Investment

Confronted with daunting challenges in drawing employers to rural areas, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives called in some high-tech air support in the form of aerial drones.

Those drones are used to capture video fly-by footage of prospective commercial/industrial sites. They also use high-tech tools to precisely map the topography, landmarks and boundaries of the sites.

Hampton Receives NRECA Service Award

Cumberland Valley CEO Ted Hampton received the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's Regional Service Award October 26 during the Region III meeting. Mr. Hampton is one of the longest-serving electric co-op leaders in the United States. He holds the record as the longest-serving distribution system manager in Kentucky's electric cooperative history.

Oct 9 UPDATE: Kentucky Co-Op Crews Assisting Hurricane Matthew Recovery

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation workers prepare to depart for North Carolina at 6:00 a.m. on Sunday, October 9, to restore power in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.  Pictured from left to right are Jimmy Johnson, Greg Vied, Shane Humphrey, Darryl Corn, and Cody Byassee.

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