Big Rivers Signs 10-Year Power Supply Contract With KyMEA

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is proud to announce the finalization of a ten-year power supply contract with the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA). Under the agreement authorized on July 13th, Big Rivers will provide between 75 and 100 megawatts (MW) beginning in June of 2019.…

East Kentucky Power Cooperative Seeks Approval For Solar Project

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) today filed a request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to construct an 8.5-megawatt solar project in Clark County, Ky. If approved, the cooperative solar installation will be located next to EKPC’s headquarters facilities, adjacent to Interstate 64 and…

Wright Named To State Education Council

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has appointed Jackson Energy President & CEO Carol Wright to serve on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education. The 16-member board coordinates postsecondary and adult education in the state. The council is composed of 13 citizen members, one student and one…

NRECA Names Former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson New CEO

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) announced that former U.S. Rep. Jim Matheson has been selected to serve as NRECA’s 6th chief executive officer. Matheson will succeed Jo Ann Emerson, who was stricken by a severe illness in August of last year. He will…

EKPC Leaders Mark Co-Op’s 75th Anniversary With Reflections On Achievements, Challenges

During today’s annual meeting, the leaders of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) marked the co-op’s 75th year of improving the lives of Kentuckians by providing safe, affordable, reliable electricity. “Our founding principles still guide us to work together to improve lives,” said Anthony “Tony” Campbell,…

Natural Gas At Owen Electric’s Front Door

If there’s natural gas right outside your front door, why not use it to generate electricity? That’s exactly what one Kentucky electric cooperative is planning to do. “Given the availability of a natural gas pipeline directly in front of our headquarters and the affordability of…

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Provide Disaster Relief Vehicle/Trailer

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are partnering with the American Red Cross to improve emergency response services in Kentucky. The cooperatives have joined together to acquire a new disaster relief vehicle, trailer and resources that can be deployed to provide aid. “Thanks to the support and…

Kentucky’s Electric Cooperatives, Grimes Aim To Boost Rural Voter Turnout

Frankfort, Ky. – Hoping to power a surge in civic engagement in the areas they serve, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives announced their Co-ops Vote campaign on Wednesday, April 27. Voter participation in rural areas trails the national average. In the 2012 national elections, voter turnout…

Big Rivers Electric Wilson Station Receives Safety Award

Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey announced today that the 100 employees of Big Rivers Electric–Wilson Station have earned a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for their 1.7 million hours of work without a lost time injury.  Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited the facility today…