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President Biden’s Infrastructure Plan: What Electric Co-ops Need to Know
President Joe Biden has announced a sweeping $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan that would affect electric cooperatives by increasing investment in broadband and electric vehicles, strengthening grid resiliency and dramatically reducing carbon dioxide emissions. A key provision would make not-for-profit electric co-ops eligible for the first time for direct-pay investment tax credits and production…
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) extended through April 15th
Community Action Agencies across Kentucky have extended the enrollment period for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Applications for the Crisis Component will now be accepted through April 15, 2021, or until designated funds are depleted on a first-come, first-serve basis. Qualified residents should apply at their local Community Action…
Though the concept of serving “the last mile” is often spoken in the relatively new challenge of delivering high-speed internet to rural Kentucky, electric cooperatives have embraced “the last mile” for generations, and to this day. Not-for-profit electric co-ops are led by, belong to and were built by the very people they serve, the people on…
COVID-19 Relief Passed by Congress Helps Co-op Members
Congress has approved a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that could help struggling electric cooperative consumer-members pay their electric bills. The American Rescue Plan Act provides an additional $4.5 billion in emergency funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. The money, available through September 2022, helps pay for home heating and cooling for low-income households, including…
House Bill 320 approved: opens broadband to co-ops
In a significant win for the electric cooperative program in Kentucky, the General Assembly approved legislation Tuesday that allows regulated electric cooperatives to add broadband service, and earmarks $250 million in federal funding to encourage broadband deployment in unserved and underserved areas. The bill now goes to Governor Andy Beshear for his signature or veto. Supported…
**Deadline Thursday, April 15**
Community Action Agencies across Ky extended the enrollment period for the Crisis Component of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). More: https://bit.ly/3g7vu6c
Over an 8 day period, a large portion of the commonwealth sustained an assault of ice and snow with back-to-back-to-back winter storms. Lineworkers have done their job, so it’s now our job to say thank you.
Kentucky Electric Cooperatives is proud to honor the dedicated men and women who often work in challenging conditions to keep the lights on. We proudly recognize them for the services they perform around the clock. #thankalineworker #lineworkerappreciationday