Even in Coal-Heavy Kentucky, Corporations Can’t Stay Away From Solar Power In Kentucky, coal still generates the vast majority of electricity: 75 percent in 2018, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. That dominance is waning, however. Last year, renewable-powered electricity in the U.S. surpassed coal-fired power, and two of the largest coal plants slated […]
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 […]
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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Small Power, Big Story. The City of Paris is one of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency’s (KYMEA) 11 member communities and one of our power suppliers. While their diesel engine power plant provides a relatively small amount of energy to our overall portfolio of coal, solar, natural gas, and hydroelectric, the plant has a big […]
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.
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 […]