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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New Orleans, Louisiana, October 30, 2019 – Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA) won Awards of Excellence in both the Print/Digital and Video categories in the American Public Power Association’s (APPA) Excellence in Public Power Communications Awards. The award was presented at the Association’s Customer Connections Conference in New Orleans, La. The annual awards recognize utilities […]

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KYMEA and 11 Kentucky Municipals Reach a Major Milestone

At the stroke of midnight on May 1, a new electric power era began for eight communities that are members of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA). After decades of purchasing electricity from Kentucky Utilities Company, the Frankfort Plant Board and the municipal electric utilities of Barbourville, Bardwell, Corbin, Falmouth, Madisonville, Paris, and Providence are […]

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Ron Herd, KYMEA Board Chairman and City Utilities Commission of Corbin General Manager, makes the opening of KYMEA's new corporate office in Louisville official as he cuts the ribbon during the Open House event. Participating in the occasion are, from left, Chris Melton, Board Secretary and City of Madisonville Electric Department Electric Superintendent, Mike Withrow, Director and City of Paris Combined Utilities Assistant City Manager, Kevin Frizzell, Director and Owensboro Municipal Utilities Interim General Manager, Josh Callihan, Vice Chairman and Barbourville Utility Commission General Manager, Doug Buresh, KYMEA President and CEO, Kevin Howard, Treasurer and City of Berea Municipal Utilities Director, and Gary Zheng, Director and Frankfort Electric Plant Board General Manager.

Opening Celebration Lights Up KYMEA Headquarters

The excitement was electric on November 14, when more than 100 statewide officials and supporters gathered in Louisville to celebrate the official opening of the permanent offices of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA). “We’ve arrived at a significant milestone in the evolution of KYMEA,” said Ron Herd, General Manager for the City Utilities Commission […]

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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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