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…

‘Co-ops Vote’ Boosts Voter Turnout in Rural Kentucky

Secretary of State partners with Kentucky's electric cooperatives in non-partisan campaign  Hoping to build on the increase of civic engagement in the areas they serve, Kentucky’s electric cooperatives launched their 2022 Co-ops Vote campaign at the Kentucky State Capitol on Wednesday. Secretary of State Michael…

NRECA Asks Postal Service to Drop Rate Hikes in Light of Reform Act Relief

NRECA and other nonprofits are asking the U.S. Postal Service to abandon an unprecedented postage rate hike now that Congress has passed legislation to bolster the agency’s operations and provide financial relief. The Postal Reform Act of 2022, which the Senate approved last week and President…