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…

Shelby Energy welcomes international copper producer Wieland 

Shelby Energy Cooperative today welcomed Wieland North America to Kentucky as the international copper producer broke ground for a $250 million copper and copper-alloy recycling facility in Shelbyville, Ky.  “Wieland’s tremendous dedication to quality, people and sustainability makes the company a perfect fit for our…

Hazelrigg retires, Hunt succeeds at Fleming-Mason

Flemingsburg, Ky (June 29, 2022) – The Board of Directors of Fleming-Mason Energy is pleased to announce that Brandon Hunt, manager of engineering and operations, will become the co-op’s eighth president and CEO in its 84 year history.Hunt will succeed veteran Fleming-Mason President & CEO…

Line trainees learn the ropes at EKPC

Dozens of electric line worker trainees received hands-on training for three days in mid-May at EKPC to better their skills in rigging and hoisting operations. The three-day training was led by Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Director of Safety and Training Randy Meredith and held at EKPC’s…

Three electric co-ops receive Kentucky broadband grants

Three electric cooperatives are among the 12 internet service providers and local governments announced as broadband grant recipients by Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday. The allocation of federal American Rescue Plan funds is earmarked for unserved and underserved households and businesses across Kentucky. Of the…

Kentucky electric co-ops help after Ohio storms

Crews from five Kentucky co-ops restoring power Mutual aid crews from at least five electric cooperatives in Kentucky are headed to sister cooperatives in Ohio after a strong cluster of thunderstorms Monday and Tuesday knocked out electric service to more than 300,000 people. Kentucky-based United…

Coops ensure reliability and affordability

Amid a heat wave that has some U.S. power networks asking customers to conserve energy, Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are committed to doing everything in their power to protect the reliability and affordability of electric service to their members.With some utilities in other states issuing warnings…

NERC: weather, demand and supply delays could threaten reliability this summer

Extreme weather conditions, high seasonal demand and supply and shipping delays could pose reliability challenges for the nation’s electric utilities this summer, the North American Electric Reliability Corp. said in a new report. “The utility industry prepares its equipment and operators for challenging summer conditions,…

Veteran co-op executive to lead Taylor County RECC

Electric cooperative’s board names new CEO The Board of Directors of Taylor County RECC is pleased to announce that after a nationwide search, Jeff Williams has been unanimously elected CEO of the electric cooperative.Williams will succeed the longtime CEO of Taylor County RECC, Barry Myers,…

Co-op profile: Logan Reeves | Kenergy

In the latest co-op profile video by your statewide association, we are pleased to feature Logan Reeves.  In his 2 1/2 years as a system controller for Kenergy, he has demonstrated the power of positivity and is an inspiration to all of his fellow colleagues…

Biden’s 2023 Budget Proposal: What Co-ops Should Know

The Biden administration’s proposed 2023 budget would increase funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect broadband program by 33%—from $450 million in fiscal year 2022 to $600 million. The ReConnect program provides loans and grants to electric cooperatives to help pay for the construction, improvement or…