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2017 WIRE Scholarships

December 6, 2016

Since 1989, the Kentucky Chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) has offered college scholarships to Kentucky college students to help them finish their degree. WIRE is now taking 2017 applications for three $1,000 scholarships.​

NRECA Annual Meeting Begins

February 27, 2017

Co-ops urge YES vote on net metering bill in Ky Senate

Kentucky’s electric cooperatives urge Kentucky state senators to vote YES on Senate Bill 214, a net-metering bill.

SAIA 2017 Summer Meeting


Make plans to join us for this year’s SAIA meeting in June.  The summer meeting is hosted by Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives and will be held at the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa in Lexington, Kentucky.  The meeting will be held from Tuesday June 13 - Thursday June 15.

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation Saddened by Death of Line Technician

JPEC tribute for Josh’s trip home

Officials with Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation are grieved to acknowledge the death of JPEC Line Technician Josh Franklin.

Franklin passed away at 12:30 p.m. January 16 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, according to family members, who authorized JPEC to release the information.

KAEC Safety Instructor Prepares for the Future

January 5, 2017

Robert Thornton becomes a Certified Loss Control Professional

PSC Approves Big Rivers Power Supply Contract with KyMEA

December 14, 2016

Big Rivers Electric Corporation announced the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s (PSC) approval of a ten-year power supply contract with the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA). Under the agreement signed earlier this year, Big Rivers will provide 100 megawatts (MW) beginning in June of 2019. The supply could also be expanded by an additional 50 MW later in the contract term.

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Co-ops Plan To Offer Licenses For Panels at 60-Acre Solar Farm in Clark County

Starting in 2017, electric cooperative members will be able to license solar panels for their home or business from a solar farm located in Clark County, Ky.

Congressman Ed Whitfield honored as 2016 “Distinguished Rural Kentuckian”

Annual award bestowed by Kentucky’s electric cooperatives

KAEC President and CEO Chris Perry, right, presents Congressman Ed Whitfield with the 2016 Distinguished Rural Kentuckian award. Photo: Tim Webb


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