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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.

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.

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