NRECA President Chris Christensen: ‘Collaboration Must Remain a Hallmark’ of Co-ops

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Continued collaboration among electric cooperatives will help all co-ops face the challenges of an uncertain future, NRECA President Chris Christensen told co-op leaders Tuesday at NRECA’s PowerXchange. “It’s that diversity of experience that allows us to work together to tackle common challenges,” the Montana…

Matheson: Electric Co-ops Help ‘Keep Our Communities Moving Forward’

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—NRECA CEO Jim Matheson welcomed more than 5,000 attendees to the 2022 PowerXchange with a message lauding electric cooperatives’ reputation and accomplishments as well as their aspiration to move their communities forward. “That’s what I respect most about the work you do,” Matheson said at the…

Pennyrile Electric in first phase of broadband deployment

A joint effort between Pennyrile Electric and Hopkinsville Electric System to bring high-speed fiber internet to consumer-members is underway.In a new video posted this morning by Kentucky Electric Cooperatives, Pennyrile Electric CEO Alan Gates says the first phase of the “energynet” buildout now underway is expected to be complete…

Co-op Crews Restore Power After Major Winter Storm Pummels Wide Swath of U.S.

Electric cooperative crews in seven states restored service to more than 60,000 meters after last week’s massive winter storm. Co-ops in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio reported significant outages on their systems, said Sid Sperry, an electric cooperative consultant who specializes in…

The Co-op Way | Donations for western Kentucky from Ohio cooperatives

Employees from Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives in Columbus, OH delivered more than $9,000 worth of items from donors across Ohio and Kentucky this week. Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives (OEC), which comprises 24 rural electric cooperatives across Ohio, accepted donations from cooperative members, donors in central Ohio and…

Co-op Crews in Southeast Wrapping Up Restoration Efforts After Winter Storm

Electric cooperative line crews worked early this week to restore service to more than 100,000 meters in several states following a weekend winter storm that caused widespread damage to power lines and utility poles across parts of the central and Eastern U.S. While work continued…

New Kentucky co-op outage map

Kentucky Electric Cooperatives is pleased to unveil a new statewide outage map designed for timely and accurate updates to exclusively reflect co-op outages. The statewide association has worked with the developer of PowerOutage.US collects, records, and aggregates live power outage data from utilities all over the United States, with…

NRECA International’s Dan Waddle Named to Cooperative Hall of Fame

Dan Waddle, senior vice president of NRECA International, has been named to the Cooperative Hall of Fame by the Cooperative Development Foundation for his decades of leadership in bringing electricity to rural communities throughout the world. The induction ceremony will take place Oct. 6 at the…

2022 WIRE Scholarships Available for Kentucky College Students

The Kentucky Chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) is offering three $1,000 scholarships to Kentucky college students.  The scholarships are open to any applicant who meets the following criteria: Student or student’s family must be served by a Kentucky rural electric cooperativeStudent must have…

Kentucky co-ops help in Virginia 

Kentucky electric cooperative mutual aid crews from Kenergy and Warren RECC are helping restore power to co-ops in Virginia after what is described as “a top five worst winter storm” on Sunday knocked out power to more than 100,000 co-op consumer-members in that state. Kenergy sent three two-man crews and…