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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.

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.

UPDATE: Kentucky Co-op crews assisting Hurricane Matthew recovery

Linemen from Jackson Energy Cooperative prepare to depart Kentucky on Friday, October 7 for Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts

October 8, 2016

LOUISVILLE, Ky — As of noon Saturday, October 8, 111 linemen from 12 Kentucky electric cooperatives are deployed to South Carolina to assist in recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. 

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