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LST-77 off-loading M4 Sherman tanks at Anzio, Italy, May 1944.


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 […]

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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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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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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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