Electric cooperatives are not-for-profit utilities that provide a product that is critical to society. They are often both the largest taxpayer and one of the largest employers in the communities they serve. Unlike some other large corporations, however, the product provided must be delivered to the customer the same instant it is produced, and the product itself can be lethal if not handled properly. Therefore, electric cooperatives are subject to state law and regulations in a wide variety of areas.
The Kentucky Electric Cooperative Association maintains a vigorous government relations practice to ensure that law and policy makers have a complete understanding of the unique needs of modern electric cooperatives and the communities they serve.