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Winter Storm Elliot Settlement Leaves Complaint by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative Claim and East Kentucky Power Cooperative Rights Outstanding

PJM Interconnection settled disputes with 80 parties over $1.8 billion in Winter Storm Elliot non-performance claims. The settlement leaves the complaint by Old Dominion Electric Cooperative, and the rights to bring a claim by East Kentucky Electric Cooperative unresolved.

Diageo Partners with Inter-County Energy and EKPC to Open Carbon Neutral Distillery

By partnering with Inter-County Energy and East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), global beverage leader Diageo has opened its first carbon neutral distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky.

Kentucky Coop Eyes More Sustainable Future

In November, East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) laid out a sustainability plan for its 16 owner-member cooperatives, aiming to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 35% by 2035 and increase energy from renewable sources by 15% by 2035. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, EKPC has kept work and projects on track to meet this goal.

Kentucky Coop to Provide Renewable Energy to Bulleit Bourbon Distillery

A new Kentucky distillery is under construction for Bulleit Bourbon, and the facility is expected to be completely carbon neutral. To help meet this goal, the company plans to incorporate a variety of features, including purchasing renewable energy from East Kentucky Power Cooperative.

USDA Announces $900 Million Investment in Rural Infrastructure

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a $900 million investment to build and improve rural electric infrastructure across 16 states through its Electric Loan Program. The investment will result in new or improved electric line of over 2,700 miles. One of the largest recipients, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, will receive $347 million to improve power generation...

East Kentucky Power Cooperative works with Nucor Corp. to expand Kentucky Steel Mill

Nucor Corp. recently announced its plans to move forward with a $650 million, 70-job expansion at its still mill near Ghent, Kentucky. East Kentucky Power Cooperative worked closely with Nucor officials to support the phase II expansion of the steel mill. This second phase of the project will increase the mill’s annual capacity from 1.6 million tons of coiled sheet steel to...

Kentucky Solar Farm Is Up and Running

On Wednesday, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives dedicated Cooperative Solar Farm One, a brand new solar farm spanning 60 acres. The East Kentucky Power Cooperative will run the solar farm, but members of any of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have the opportunity to license a solar panel. Members who buy a $460 25-year solar panel license will get credit...

East Kentucky Power Invests $2.9 Million in Landfill Production Expansion

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (East Kentucky Power) is expanding the capacity of its landfill gas-to-electric power plant next to the Bavarian Landfill in Boone County, Kentucky.  The $2.9 million expansion will increase power production to 4.6 MW and is expected to be completed before the end of the month.  This plant is one of six landfill gas-to-energy plants that East Kentucky...

EKPC Planning 60-Acre Solar Farm

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) has announced plans to build a solar project consisting of 32,000 photovoltaic on 60 acres next to its main office.  EKPC will allow customers to purchase licenses to receive power from the project and receive credits on their monthly bills for doing so, offering them the opportunity to participate in a voluntary program similar to other...

USDA Invests More Than $200 Million in Electric Infrastructure Improvements in Five States

The USDA recently celebrated the 80th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Act and announced funding of more than $200 million to build and upgrade rural electric infrastructure in five states.  East Kentucky Power Cooperative, Inc. will receive a $131.8 million loan to acquire the Bluegrass Generating Facility, a natural gas fired power plant.

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