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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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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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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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FPB endorses solar energy agreement in marathon meeting

After months of contentious debate, the Frankfort Plant Board approved an agreement with a solar energy provider for the next 20 years. Tuesday night’s FPB Board of Directors meeting added a few more hours of debate before the board ultimately voted 3-2 to approve the power purchase agreement, procured through the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency. […]

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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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