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Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Receive International Award For Economic Development

To better gain attention for communities located primarily in rural Kentucky, the co-ops have developed ground-breaking tools to showcase Kentucky’s resources to industries looking to expand or relocate.

Kentucky co-op linemen wrapping up Irma recovery in Georgia

19 Kentucky co-ops send more than 150 to assist after tropical storm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 15, 2017) –  Kentucky electric cooperative crews providing mutual aid in Georgia can see the light at the end of Irma.

Second largest mutual aid deployment in Kentucky cooperative history

More than 130 Kentucky co-op linemen helping Hurricane Irma recovery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 12, 2017) – Crews from eight more Kentucky electric cooperatives are headed to Georgia on Tuesday to help with power restoration after Hurricane Irma.

Georgia on our minds; Kentucky co-ops help after Irma

Tree on Coastal Electric power line. South Kentucky RECC reports rough weather, heavy rain. Photo: SKRECC
 

Kentucky electric cooperatives assisting in hurricane recovery

Co-ops monitoring Hurricane Irma, 80 linemen deploying

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (September 8, 2017) – As the southeastern United States braces for Hurricane Irma, Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are preparing to assist in power restoration efforts.

First Film by Electric Cooperatives National Association Found by Chance

South Dakota FEM Electric Association CEO Scott Moore was rummaging through old boxes in his office and came across several worn film canisters. One, in particular, caught his eye: By the People for the People, a single-reel 16-mm print accompanied by a grainy set of instructions identifying it as the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association's first film.

Kentucky Washington Youth Tour Students Join Record Crowd

June 18, 2017

Eighty-three of Kentucky’s best and brightest rising high school seniors descended upon the nation’s capital in June, representing electric cooperatives on the annual Washington Youth Tour, an all-expenses-paid, week-long experience sponsored by participating electric cooperatives.

Green Energy Power Plant Expansion Dedication

June 16, 2017

Officials from East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) and Bavarian Waste Services today dedicated the expansion of the cooperative’s power plant, which is fueled by methane gas from the landfill.

Ground Breaking for 60-Acre Solar Farm in Clark County, KY

Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives broke ground Tuesday on Cooperative Solar Farm One, a 60-acre solar farm located in Clark County, Ky.

When completed in November, the not-for-profit solar farm will feature 32,300 solar panels, each of which will be available for licensing by members of the 16 participating electric cooperatives.

Trump Chooses Kentucky Native for Key Energy Post

Kentucky native Neil Chatterjee has been chosen by President Donald Trump to serve on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

The longtime aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has a background with electric cooperatives, having previously worked for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

“Over the years he has played an integral role in the passage of major energy, highway, and farm legislation,” reads a White House statement announcing Chatterjee’s nomination.

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