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APRIL IS LINEWORKER APPRECIATION MONTH

Kentucky’s electric cooperatives are celebrating Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, April 9, and recognizing their line crews the entire month of April.

Frankfort Youth Tour 2018

Pennyrile Electric Takes Students to Tour State Capitol

 

Eleven local high school juniors joined other students from across Kentucky and visited the commonwealth's capitol as part of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperative's Frankfort Youth Tour on March 27th.

Pennyrile Electric Sends Mutual Aid to Kentucky Cooperative impacted by recent Winter Storm

This morning, five Pennyrile Electric linemen are preparing to travel to London, Kentucky to assist Jackson Energy in restoring power.   Pennyrile Electric Manager of Operations, Mike Stokes, says, “Jackson Energy has hit pretty hard with outages due to the recent winter storm that passed through their service area.”  The 51,000-member cooperative currently has approximately 6,000 members without power.  Crews are expected to return home later this week.

TVA ASKS TO VOLUNTARILY CONSERVE ELECTRICITY, DURING COLD WEATHER

Cold Weather Pushes Electricity Use Higher

Pennyrile Electric Cooperative and TVA are requesting the public to conserve electricity, beginning this afternoon until further notice. The call for conservation is prompted by the expected frigid weather.

The request is being made throughout the region served by TVA, which includes 80,000 square miles in the southeastern United States, including almost all of Tennessee and parts of Mississippi, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia.

October Rate Adjustment

TVA’s recent announcement of a 1.5% wholesale rate increase will be reflected on Pennyrile Electric member’s bills beginning October 1st. In addition, there will also be a slight increase to the monthly customer charge in the amount of $2.50 to aid Pennyrile Electric in recovering fixed costs. However, due to a significant decrease to the monthly fuel cost, the average residential member will see very little change to their October bill.
 

Pennyrile Electric Provides Mutual Aid to Georgia Coop

Today, two crews (10 Line Technicians) from Pennyrile Electric will be traveling to Vienna, Georgia to assist Middle Georgia EMC with power restoration.   Middle Georgia EMC is a cooperative serving over 8,000 members within a six county service area.   Pennyrile Electric personnel will be joining other line crews to restore power to more than 3,000 members who are still without power after Hurricane Irma passed through the cooperative’s service area earlier this week.

Pennyrile Electric Elects New Board Officers

New officers were elected at the July 2017 Board of Directors meeting at Pennyrile Electric.  The following officers were elected to their positions for a three (3) year term:

James L. Futrell

 

Lineman Appreciation Day

 

(Hopkinsville, KY) – When we flip a light switch, we expect a light to turn on. We usually don’t give much thought to the processes or people behind it, until the light doesn’t turn on because of a power outage. Severe weather is the top cause of power outages in the United States. When storms cause the power to go out, we depend upon our electric utilities to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.

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