Kentucky electric co-ops assisting after Ida

More than 160 personnel and contractors head to Louisiana More than 160 personnel and contractors from electric cooperatives in Kentucky are providing mutual aid to help restore power in Louisiana after Hurricane Ida. In addition to more than 40 employees from five electric cooperatives in…

Governor, co-ops partner to ‘Beautify the Bluegrass’

Initiative encourages Kentuckians to spruce up local communities with beautification projects Gov. Andy Beshear and Kentucky Electric Cooperatives are encouraging Kentuckians to “Beautify the Bluegrass” for the fifth straight year by improving public spaces across the commonwealth. “Over the past year, we’ve seen Kentuckians come…

More than 160 Kentucky co-op personnel and contractors in Louisiana

Kentucky co-op crews helping restore power in Louisiana are sharing photos of their experience and the devastation left behind by Hurricane Ida 11 days ago. The photos show homes and businesses destroyed by winds exceeding 100 miles-per-hour, power restoration efforts in swampy marshlands and Louisiana…

Hurricane Ida: Tracking the Co-op Response

While electric cooperative crews have worked long, grueling hours clearing trees, dragging brush, setting poles and stringing lines to restore electricity to communities ravaged by Hurricane Ida, full restoration could still be weeks away in parts of Louisiana. “Washington-St. Tammany Electric anticipates having everyone who can…

2021 Beautify the Bluegrass finalists

The partnership of Kentucky Electric Cooperatives and the Governor’s office encourages Kentuckians to come together and enhance areas in their local communities. Kentuckians can vote for their favorite project on KentuckyLiving.com September 6 – 17. Beautify the Bluegrass winners will be announced on KentuckyLiving.com on…

Tennessee Co-op Suffers Losses but Works to Restore Power After Flooding

An electric cooperative that lost an office, several vehicles and equipment to Tennessee’s deadly floods over the weekend continues to restore power in its hard-hit service territory. More than 17 inches of rain fell in a matter of six hours Saturday in Middle Tennessee, causing…

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Includes Billions for Broadband, EVs, Energy R&D

A bipartisan infrastructure bill approved Tuesday by the Senate would provide billions of dollars for electric cooperative priorities, including broadband deployment, electric vehicle charging networks and development of energy storage, carbon capture and other clean energy technologies. The bill must still be taken up by the House,…

NRECA International Uses Drones to Improve Electric Service in Bangladesh

NRECA International is using drones for the first time as it helps a government-owned electric utility in Bangladesh improve its efficiency and boost customer satisfaction. Two drones are being deployed by NRECA International to help develop a geographic information system for the Northern Electricity Supply Co. Ltd.…

NERC: Summer Heat Could Disrupt Power Supplies in West, Midwest, New England

Above-average temperatures this summer will increase the risk of electricity emergencies in the West, especially Texas and California, and challenge reliability in the Upper Midwest and New England, according to the nation’s grid watchdog.  The North American Electric Reliability Corp. in its “2021 Summer Reliability Assessment” predicts…

Meredith to head safety efforts in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 29, 2021) – In his 30th year working either as an electrical lineman or supporting the safety of linemen, Randy Meredith has been named Director of Safety & Training at Kentucky Electric Cooperatives, the statewide association supporting the 26 electric co-ops in the commonwealth.…

Joe Arnold Wins 2021 LaBerge Award

The energy industry promotes an all-of-the-above strategy so that not just one fuel source provides power. It’s the same thing for communications, says Kentucky Electric Cooperatives’ Joe Arnold, winner of the 2021 LaBerge Award for Excellence in Strategic Communication, announced Wednesday during the virtual Connect conference…