KYMEA Board Approves COVID-19 Rate Relief Plan and Member Late Payment Protection Plan

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated economic hardships and uncertainties, the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA) stands with its member communities by introducing the COVID-19 Rate Relief Plan (RRP) and the Member Late Payment Protection Plan (LPPP). For its upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1st, KYMEA approved a 4.19% reduction in member […]

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Owensboro Utility signs 20-year solar deal

The City Utility Commission on Thursday signed an agreement that will supplement Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ energy portfolio with solar power for the first time in its history. According to a purchase power agreement OMU signed with Texas-based Open Road Renewables, about 5 percent of the city’s local energy will come from an 800-acre, 86-megawatt solar farm […]

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OMU to consider KYMEA recommendation

Owensboro’s City Utility Commission is expected to consider a solar power supply recommendation on Thursday, Sept. 20, less than a month after the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency approved its own measure to begin purchasing power from the state’s largest planned solar field in Lyon County near Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. Officials with […]

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Western Kentucky to soak up the sun with state’s largest solar farm

Kentucky is about to catch some rays in a big way. A new solar farm coming to Western Kentucky in 2022 promises to be the state’s biggest — by a wide margin. Some 800 acres of solar panels are planned for Lyon County, just north of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. At their […]

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KYMEA Board of Directors Approves Largest Solar Project in Kentucky

The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA) and Ashwood Solar I, LLC, a joint venture between MAP® Energy and Open Road Renewables (ORR), executed an agreement on Thursday, August 23, 2018 to bring a new solar power plant to Kentucky. The plant will be located on approximately 800 acres in Western Kentucky and will be among […]

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Rob Leesman Named Vice President of Market Analytics for KYMEA

Rob Leesman has been named Vice President of Market Analytics of Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency. He will be responsible for front office, planning and ratemaking activities of the agency. Mr. Leesman has 21 years of experience in wholesale marketing and trading, serving most recently as Director of Power Marketing for Owensboro Municipal Utilities (OMU), where […]

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Heather Overby named Vice President of KYMEA

Heather Overby has been selected as Vice President of Finance and Accounting for the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency in addition to her role as Chief Financial Officer. Her responsibilities include accounting and financial reporting activities, Member settlements, as well as all treasury functions. After beginning her career with Deloitte & Touche, LLP, Mrs. Overby has worked over 20 […]

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Michelle Hixon Named Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Michelle Hixon has been named Office Manager and Executive Assistant to the President & CEO of Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency. Her responsibilities will be to provide confidential executive support to the President & CEO and perform a wide variety of office functions including, but not limited to, clerical and administrative duties, receptionist, records retention, accounting support, […]

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KYMEA President Speaks at Madisonville City Hall

Doug Buresh, President and CEO of Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency, presented a brief presentation during a press conference held Monday at City Hall. Buresh covered the savings that are projected to result from the formation and implementation of KYMEA as Madisonville’s provider of electric power that will take effect next year. “I am happy that […]

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