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Kentucky Public Service Commission approves Big Rivers exit as Henderson power plant operator

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has relieved Big Rivers Electric Corp. (BREC) of any continuing obligation to operate an electric power plant for the city of Henderson. In an order issued today, the PSC determined that Henderson’s Station Two power plant “is no longer economically viable.” That finding echoes a provision in the contract under which BREC operates the plant and confirms...

PSC fines Jackson Purchase Energy $20,000 in January 2017 lineman electrocution fatality

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has fined Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. for safety violations that contributed to the January 2017 fatal electrocution of an employee of the electric distribution cooperative. In an order issued today, the PSC said it found eight separate safety violations and assessed the maximum penalty of $2,500 for each one. Jackson Purchase was ordered to pay the $20,000...

Big Rivers Electric Corporation in Henderson presented with Governor’s Safety and Health Award

Labor Cabinet Deputy Secretary Mike Nemes visited Big Rivers Electric Corporation headquarters in Henderson Thursday to present a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for working 1,250,639 production hours without a lost-time incident. “I want to congratulate Big Rivers Electric Corporation on earning their fourth Governor’s Safety and Health Award,” said Labor Secretary Derrick Ramsey. “Working...