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PSC allows Jackson Energy to restructure rates; shift designed to stabilize, not increase, revenue

The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has allowed Jackson Energy Cooperative Corp. to restructure its rates by increasing the monthly residential customer charge while decreasing the cost per kilowatt-hour of electricity. In an order issued Monday, the PSC found that Jackson Energy’s proposed changes will not alter the utility’s overall revenue and will provide a steadier income stream in...

Public Service Commission rejects South Kentucky RECC power purchase deal with Morgan Stanley

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has rejected a proposal by South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. to enter into a long-term agreement to purchase power through Morgan Stanley Capital Group, Inc. In an order issued Thursday, the PSC found that the deal with Morgan Stanley violates South Kentucky’s obligation to purchase most of its electricity from the East Kentucky Power Cooperative...

PSC grants rate increase to Big Sandy RECC; typical residential monthly bills to rise by about $7

The Kentucky Public Service Commission has granted Big Sandy Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation a revenue increase slightly larger than the amount requested by the electric distribution cooperative. With the rate increase granted by the PSC, a typical Big Sandy RECC residential customer will see their average monthly electric bill rise by about $7. That includes a $6.25 increase in the monthly...

Farmers RECC, EKPC, City of Glasgow dedicate newest landfill gas-to-electric plant

Farmers RECC and East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) joined the City of Glasgow to celebrate the successful launch of the cooperative’s landfill-gas-to-electric (LFGTE) power plant. The plant, located at the city’s Glasgow Regional Landfill, is fueled by methane gas from the landfill. Completed earlier this year, the plant can generate up to 1 megawatt of electricity, and Farmers RECC distributes...

EKPC leaders mark co-op’s 75th anniversary with reflections on achievements, challenges

During their annual meeting Tuesday, the leaders of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) marked the co-op’s 75th year of improving the lives of Kentuckians by providing safe, affordable, reliable electricity. “Our founding principles still guide us to work together to improve lives,” said Anthony “Tony” Campbell, EKPC’s president and CEO. “By being faithful to our mission and by looking...

East Kentucky Power Cooperative finalizes purchase of natural gas power plant in LaGrange

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) yesterday finalized the purchase of a natural gas-fueled power plant in LaGrange, Ky., from Bluegrass Generation Co. LLC. The power plant, located about 20 miles east of Louisville in Oldham County, features three simple-cycle natural gas units with a total net rated winter capacity of 594 megawatts. “This transaction was the result of a year and a half of work...

Special Olympics Kentucky receives $5Kfrom CoBank 'Sharing Success' program

Special Olympics Kentucky has received a donation of $5,000 from CoBank’s “Sharing Success” program thanks to East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s affiliation with the cooperative bank.   Special Olympics Kentucky is part of an international program of year-round sports training and athletic competition for more than one million children and adults with intellectual disabilities.   “We...

Community leaders, volunteers recognized
at Commerce Lexington’s annual dinner

About 1,000 business professionals, community and regional leaders, and elected officials attended the 2013 Commerce Lexington Inc. annual dinner, presented by Kentucky Employers’ Mutual Insurance at Lexington Center Thursday. This event provided a look back at 2012 and recognized Commerce Lexington’s most involved members, volunteers, and community leaders.   “The highlight of 2012 was...