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Legislative Update May 1, 2017

Encouraged to ride the strength of rural America’s voting clout, leaders from Kentucky’s electrical cooperatives descended on Capitol Hill in late April, making sure that Congress is aware of issues which affect the delivery of safe, reliable and affordable electricity.

Kentucky Electric Cooperative Students Visit Frankfort

April 14, 2017

On April 13, Kentucky cooperatives hosted students to an educational day in Frankfort as part of the Rural Electric Youth Tour Program. In all, 160 students and chaperons from 19 cooperatives participated.

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.​

Power Restoration

Ever wonder how we decide where to start working after a major storm? This short video explains the steps in power restoration.

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives offer solar power to members

April 2017

Members of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives who want to help the environment and future generations by powering their home or business with renewable energy will soon have their chance. The co-ops have teamed together to build and operate a 60-acre solar farm that is expected to begin generating sun-powered electricity this fall.

PSC Approves Big Rivers Electric Solar Energy Projects

Seven small arrays are for testing, demonstration and education

from a Kentucky Pubic Service Commission press release 

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved a proposal by Big Rivers Electric Corp. to build seven small solar power facilities across its service territory.

Kentucky Co-ops Applaud Trump Clean Power Plan Executive Order

LOUISVILLE, Ky — Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives (KAEC) President and CEO Chris Perry issued the following statement on President Trump’s executive order on the Clean Power Plan:

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.

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