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PUBLIC POWER

WE ARE

In order to better serve our customers with cost-effective and reliable sources of electricity, eleven community-owned utilities across the state have established the not-for-profit Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency.

OUR COMMUNITIES

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400 MEGAWATTS

DELIVERING UP TO

OF AT-COST ELECTRICITY TO ELEVEN MEMBER COMMUNITIES.

POWER SOURCES

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SOLAR POWER

INVESTING IN

KYMEA LAUNCHES KENTUCKY'S LARGEST SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT.

LEARN MORE

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PUBLIC POWER

WE ARE

In order to better serve our customers with cost-effective and reliable sources of electricity, 11 community-owned utilities across the state have established the not-for-profit KYMEA.

OUR COMMUNITIES

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400 MEGAWATTS

DELIVERING UP TO

OF AT-COST ELECTRICITY TO ELEVEN MEMBER COMMUNITIES.

POWER SOURCES

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SOLAR POWER

INVESTING IN

KYMEA LAUNCHES KENTUCKY'S LARGEST SOLAR ENERGY PROJECT.

LEARN MORE

discover the power of energy options

discover the power of energy options

Sustainable Sources of Power

HYDROELECTRICITY
The nine hydroelectric plants of the
Cumberland River system consist of
28 generators with a total generating
capacity of more than 914 megawatts.
Power from these plants is sold at
cost to KYMEA members through the
Southeastern Power Administration.
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Select a number
for facility details.

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Barkley Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1966

4

713,000 MWH

130 MW
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Cheatham Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1959

3

166,000 MWH

36 MW
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Old Hickory Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1957

4

472,000 MWH

104 MW
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J. Percy Priest Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1970

1

72,000 MWH

28 MW
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Cordell Hull Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1973

3

357,000 MWH

100 MW
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Center Hill Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1950

3

380,000 MWH

135 MW
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Dale Hollow Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1948

3

122,000 MWH

54 MW
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Wolf Creek Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1951

6

920,000 MWH

270 MW
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Laurel Dam

FIRST YEAR POWER PRODUCTION:

GENERATING UNITS:

AVG. ENERGY:

NAMEPLATE CAPACITY:
1977

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68,000 MWH

70 MW

Sustainable Sources of Power

HYDROELECTRICITY
The nine hydroelectric plants of the
Cumberland River system consist of
28 generators with a total generating
capacity of more than 914 megawatts.
Power from these plants is sold at
cost to KYMEA members through the
Southeastern Power Administration.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

Select a number
for facility details.

Our Communities

Who We Are

"We are truly building a diverse portfolio to provide more affordable power for our customers.”

Chris Melton, Electric Superintendent of Madisonville Utilities Department
& Chairman of the KYMEA AR Project Committee

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BIG
STORY

SMALL POWER

WWII DIESEL ENGINE CONTINUES TO POWER KENTUCKY ENERGY SECTOR.

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BIG
STORY

SMALL POWER

WWII DIESEL ENGINE CONTINUES TO POWER KENTUCKY ENERGY SECTOR.

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FPB endorses solar energy agreement in marathon meeting

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What is KYMEA, and Why Did Berea Join It?

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Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency Seeks Wind, Solar

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Big Rivers Signs 10-Year Power Supply Contract with KYMEA

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