Latest News

  • October 11, 2019

    133 Consumer-members are without power at the moment due to a car accident on Highland Church Rd. A crew is on the way.

  • October 11, 2019

    The outage along Highland Chruch Rd. has been restored. 

  • October 08, 2019

    There are 86 people in the Wickliffe area without power. Crews are en route.

    Power restored at 12:32 PM. 


  • October 07, 2019

    October is National Co-op month. 

    Electric co-ops are proud to power more than 20 million American homes, businesses, farms and schools in 48 states.  Co-ops are built by the community and for the community.    

  • October 04, 2019

    Come out and visit our office from 11-2 today for hamburgers, hot dogs and popcorn served by our friendly staff. We can’t wait to see you there!

  • October 04, 2019

    Member Appreciation Continues at Octoberfest in Smithland from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM on October 5th

    Come by and update your contact information or sign-up for automatic bank draft for a chance to win a Craftsman Leaf Blower.

  • October 01, 2019

    Harvest Season Safety Tips - Look Up and Live!

    • Maintain a 10-foot clearence in all directions.
    • Use a spotter and deployed flags to maintain safe distances.
    • If your equipment makes contact with an energized or downed power line, stay in the vehicle (unless there... Read more
  • August 26, 2019

    JPEC strongly disagrees with Marshall County Fiscal Court’s decision to force local co-ops to collect 911 fees on their behalf. 911 is an essential public service that must be funded, and in a time where local governments are asked to do more with less, efficiency in funding essential programs... Read more

  • August 22, 2019

    Because we are a co-op, one of our main concerns is making of members' lives easier.  That's why we offer the SmartHub app.  You can pay your bill, monitor your usage and report outages.  It's free, easy and convenient.

    If you have questions, please contact our friendly member services... Read more

  • August 14, 2019

    "West Kentucky RECC and Jackson Purchase Energy strongly oppose any ordinance that mandates we collect 911 fees, because such an action would effectively raise consumer power bills without the transparency and oversight that is required for all rate increases. As member-owned cooperatives, this... Read more

  • August 14, 2019

    JPEC will discontinue providing meter bases to members over the coming weeks.  We will continue to distribute meter bases to our members until our current stock runs out.  JPEC is working with local electric supply houses to stock JPEC approved meter bases for purchase.  JPEC will post the... Read more

  • August 13, 2019

    Don't forget about our new self-service payment kiosk, you can pay when it is convenient for you.  The kiosk takes cash, check or credit/debit card and provides real time posting to your account with the easy to use touch screen.  Don't have your bill?  That's ok.  Simply enter the service... Read more

  • June 28, 2019

    Our office will be open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm for all of your member related needs.  As always, please utilize our convenient payment methods including our 24-hour payment kiosk, smarthub, Read more

  • June 23, 2019

    The round of storms that swept through our service area during the late afternoon inflicted significant damage to our infrastructure.  Personnel will be assessing damage throughout the night which will set crews up for success in the morning.  Weather conditions, fatigue and forecasts that... Read more

  • June 22, 2019

    The storms that have passed through the JPEC service area during the past 13 hours have caused thousands of outages and difficult conditions. Outages are not isolated to our service area only, but also include neighboring utilities. As such, we advise consumer-members to take the same... Read more

  • June 22, 2019

    Wet, rainy conditions and the number of trees/limbs on wires continues to make our progress slow, but steady. This outage has the potential to last late into Sunday or potentially longer if we sustain more damage from potential storms this afternoon. Please be safe and know that we are working... Read more

  • June 21, 2019

    The leadership here at Jackson Purchase Energy is committed to providing safe and reliable electric service to our consumer-members at the lowest cost possible. Following continual increases in the cost of doing business, Jackson Purchase Energy had to initiate a request to make a small increase... Read more

  • June 14, 2019

    Friday, June 14th - Office closed from 12-2:00 pm

    Our office at 2900 Irvin Cobb Drive, will be closed this Friday, June 14th from 12-2:00 pm for staff training.  Please use our other options for payment methods including our website at my account - pay my bill, smarthub (available with... Read more

  • May 03, 2019

    With our self service payment kiosk, you can pay when it is convenient for you.  The kiosk takes cash, check or credit/debit card and provides real time posting to your account with the easy to use touch screen.  Don't have your bill?  That's ok.  Simply enter the service address of the account... Read more

  • April 03, 2019

    Please join us in congratulating Claire Buchanan and Margaret Butts on being selected as two of the students from our area that will be touring our nation’s capital this summer. Claire and Margaret are going to be part of more than 1,500 students and over 250 chaperones who will visit Washington... Read more

  • March 28, 2019

    On March 29, 2019, Jackson Purchase Energy filed an Application with the Kentucky Public Service Commission seeking an adjustment of the cooperative’s rates.  The Commission is required to take action on Jackson Purchase Energy’s Application within 75 days of the date it was filed.  To review... Read more

  • March 18, 2019

    Jackson Purchase Energy will be working at the intersetion of New Holt Rd. and US 60

    Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation will be performing work at the intersection of New Holt Rd. and U.S. 60 on the dates of March 19th and 20th, 2019. The right-turn lane from (... Read more

  • February 21, 2019

    Jackson Purchase prioritizing communications with members and employees 

    PADUCAH – Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, an electric cooperative serving approximately 30,000 consumer-members in six counties of far western Kentucky, is pleased to announce it has... Read more

  • February 18, 2019

    Do we have your up-to-date contact information?   If not, go here or call 270-442-7321 or 800-633-4044 and press option 3.

    Update your information and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card!

  • January 28, 2019

    Co-op prepares for sub-zero temperatures 

    PADUCAH, Ky. (January 28, 2019) – Ahead of the extremely cold temperatures expected in our service area, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative is taking additional steps this week to be ready to respond to any potential... Read more

  • January 27, 2019

    Jackson Purchase Energy offers tips to save energy

    Bundle up, Kentucky. Forecasters are predicting a colder than normal winter for much of the state.

    Jackson Purchase Energy is encouraging our consumer-members to be aware... Read more

  • January 16, 2019

    Updated Jan 17 4:20am - Our AT&T fiber connection was restored around 4:20 am. 
    The credit card payment option has been restored for consumer-members of Jackson Purchase Energy. 
    Thank you for your patience. If you were unable to make a payment yesterday and you are concerned... Read more

  • December 17, 2018

    How does Jackson Purchase Energy deliver safe, reliable and affordable electricity?

    Who are the electric cooperative workers of tomorrow?

    How can young people learn more about what it’s like to work for an electric cooperative?

    Middle and high school students are learning... Read more

  • December 11, 2018

    The Kentucky Chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) offers college scholarships to Kentucky college students to help them finish their degree. WIRE is now taking 2019 applications for three $1,000 scholarships.​ The... Read more

  • November 29, 2018

    From providing schools supplies, to programs focused on healthy living, to working to reduce poverty, the United Way of Paducah-McCracken County truly is making a difference in our community.

    Jackson Purchase Energy is excited to kick off our support of the 2019 United Way campaign. ... Read more

  • November 09, 2018

    Paducah, Ky. – Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation members have been victims of what the cooperative considers “scam” calls, say cooperative officials. 

    “Unfortunately, many of our commercial members have been reporting these types of calls to us today,” says Greg Grissom, President... Read more

  • September 25, 2018

    Greg Grissom elected president and CEO by electric cooperative board

    Paducah, Ky. – The Board of Directors of Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) is pleased to announce that Greg Grissom has been named president and CEO of the electric cooperative.

    Grissom, a native of... Read more

  • June 28, 2017

    Paducah, Ky.—At the Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) annual membership meeting on Tuesday, June 20 at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah, President and CEO Dennis Cannon assured members in attendance that the cooperative was sound and reinforced the board, management... Read more

  • May 17, 2017

    Paducah, Ky. – Officials with Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation announce a change to the second planned power outage for member-owners in North Livingston County. A planned outage for maintenance to the cooperative’s infrastructure will be moved from Sunday morning, May 21, to Thursday, May 18... Read more

  • May 12, 2017

    Paducah, Ky. – Members of Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation in North Livingston County will experience two upcoming planned power outages so that the cooperative’s wholesale power provider, Big Rivers Electric Corporation, can perform regular maintenance on the electric system’s infrastructure... Read more

  • May 08, 2017

    2017 WIRE Scholarships

    The Kentucky Chapter of Women in Rural Electrification (WIRE) offers college scholarships to Kentucky college students to help them finish their degree. WIRE is now taking 2017 applications for three $1,000 scholarships.​ The application deadline is June 9, 2017... Read more

  • March 03, 2017

    Paducah, Ky. – Four thousand JPEC members are still without power on Wednesday night as crews continue to work on restoring power and repairing infrastructure, cutting the number from 8,100 that were left in the dark after storms moved through the coverage area early this morning.

    During... Read more

  • February 14, 2017

    Recently, some Jackson Purchase Energy members received a survey in the mail asking about appliances and household characteristics.  This survey was commissioned by JPEC to understand the future electric needs of our members and to plan for an adequate future supply of power at the lowest... Read more

  • October 08, 2016

    A crew of five Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation workers will travel to North Carolina to assist with power restoration in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

    The JPEC workers will depart Paducah at approximately 5:00 a.m. on Sunday.

    “JPEC is part of a network of more than 900... Read more

  • September 09, 2016

    Co-op Offers Members Resources to Reduce Bills

    A rate stabilization fund that has offset $52 million in electric costs for Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation members over the past seven years is nearing depletion.

    The diminishment of the fund means that electricity bills for... Read more

  • November 03, 2015

    Jackson Purchase Energy is currently working to replace a broken pole on Olivet Church Road (US 62 end).  JPEC crews are replacing a pole that was hit by a car early this morning right in a 90 degree bend in the road and crews have the road mostly blocked.  This work should be completed by mid-... Read more

  • June 04, 2015

    Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) held its 2015 annual membership meeting on Tuesday, June 2, at the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers Center in Paducah.

    402 members registered for the meeting.  Cooperative officials estimated total attendance at approximately 800 people – including... Read more

  • April 20, 2015

    Dennis L. Cannon has been elected president and CEO of Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC).

    Cannon was elected to the leadership post by a unanimous vote of the JPEC board of directors at a recent meeting at the cooperative’s Paducah headquarters.  He will take office on Monday,... Read more

  • October 01, 2014

    (Paducah, Kentucky) ― Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) is excited to be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness in the month of October.  JPEC feels it is important to promote breast cancer awareness to its members and the general public. JPEC’s slogan and belief is “Everyone has the Power... Read more

  • May 28, 2014

    Important Notice to Jackson Purchase Energy Members
    Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) is warning its members about an apparent telephone scam in which members are told their power will be disconnected.

    During the phone call, an unidentified caller... Read more

  • December 06, 2013

    (Paducah, Ky.) December 6, 2013 – Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) employees are in place and prepared to meet the needs of its members.  Currently, there are no reports of outages.

    For tips on energy savings and outage preparedness, visit our website at... Read more

  • December 06, 2013

    (Paducah, Ky.) December 6, 2013 – JPEC continues to monitor weather conditions and remains ready to respond in the event of outages.  Thirty-five members in the Freemont area were without power for approximately one hour due to a tree falling on a line.  Crews had the power restored at 12:10 p.m... Read more

  • September 23, 2013

    (Paducah, Ky.) September 23, 2013 - Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) announced that its board of directors has filled the District 4 vacancy which occurred following the resignation of Bobby Ross who served that district from June 1996 to November 2012.

    Lori A. Thompson joined... Read more

  • August 19, 2013

    Beginning Tuesday, August 20, customers of Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. (JPEC) will be paying approximately 21 percent more for their electricity, due to a rate increase by Big Rivers Electric Corporation, JPEC’s power supplier.

    All of the increase will go to Big Rivers, JPEC chief... Read more

  • June 17, 2013

    Jackson Purchase Energy Corp. had a large turnout of membership for its annual member-owner meeting on June 13, with 441 registered members and their families accounting for a total estimated attendance of 750.

    The crowd nearly filled the main floor of the Luther F. Carson Four Rivers... Read more

  • April 12, 2013

    Ten local high school seniors have been awarded $1,000 college scholarships through the Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation’s (JPEC) “Power to Students” campaign.

    Since 1990, the campaign has awarded more than $130,000 for graduating high school seniors in the area based on academic... Read more

  • March 27, 2013

    Average Residential Electric Bill Expected To Increase by Less Than a Dollar per Day 

    Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) announced today it will be filing a rate increase with the Kentucky Public Service Commission that will increase the average residential bill by an estimated $... Read more

  • January 30, 2013

    Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation said today it is intervening with the Kentucky Public Service Commission in a Big Rivers Electric Corporation rate case which will increase electric rates to JPEC members


    "Our board of directors feels strongly that JPEC, through its... Read more

  • October 10, 2012

    The board of directors of Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) says it is pleased with the recent settlement approved by the Public Service Commission that will limit rate increases for funding of pollution control projects.

    The PSC settlement was with Big Rivers Electric... Read more

  • September 07, 2012

    The Board of Directors of Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (JPEC) has unanimously voted to oppose concessions for aluminum smelters following Century Aluminum's request to Big Rivers Electric Corp. for a multi-million dollar per year bailout.

    JPEC, one of three distribution... Read more

  • July 12, 2012

    As electric bills rise, some members of electric cooperatives have fallen prey to a coast-to-coast telemarketing scam offering bogus help with energy bills.

    Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) is warning its members about the scam in which residents are told that President Obama... Read more

  • April 04, 2012

    Rachel Wurth, who attends Graves County High School and is the daughter of Jim and Rebecca Wurth, has been selected to participate in the 41st annual Kentucky Rural Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC from June 15 to 22, 2012. Rachel is being sponsored by Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation (... Read more

  • May 26, 2011

    Jackson Purchase Energy worked throughout the night to restore power to over 7,000 customers. Approximately 600 customers are still without power this morning. The majority of the reported outages are scattered throughout Ballard and McCracken counties. "The estimated time for power restoration... Read more

  • May 13, 2011

    Jackson Purchase Energy is pleased to announce the six winners of their annual $1,000 scholarship and the winners of the Frankfort and Washington, DC Youth Tours. The scholarship winners are Daphne Bommarito of Ballard Memorial High School, Zachary Boyarski of Lone Oak High, Kimberlie Moore of... Read more

  • May 07, 2011

    Jackson Purchase Energy (JPEC) continues to monitor flood conditions in its service territory.

    When the water recedes, JPEC will begin its restoration efforts. "The safety of our members and employees is our top priority." said Tracy Bensley, Vice President of Engineering and Operations... Read more

  • April 28, 2011

    Jackson Purchase Energy reminds everyone that higher water levels bring boats and other items that float into much closer proximity to power lines and other electrical equipment.

    Although it's tempting to have a look around when areas become flooded, Jackson Purchase Energy urges people—... Read more

  • April 27, 2011

    Jackson Purchase Energy reminds everyone to be alert to electrical equipment that could be energized and create serious danger of electric shock. The recent heavy rains and flooding in our area increase the potential hazards. Cleaning up and using water-damaged appliances involve safety risks.... Read more

  • April 20, 2011

    Jackson Purchase Energy is sending two crews (10 line workers) to South Eastern Illinois Electric Co-op in Eldorado, Illinois to assist in the restoration of their system following last night's storm.

    South Eastern Illinois Electric Co-op serves over 23,000 members.

  • February 04, 2011

    Jackson Purchase Energy sent 10 line workers to Shelby Electric Cooperative in Shelbyville, Illinois to help restore power to those affected by the ice storm that devastated much of the area Monday night and Tuesday morning. Those workers are now on their way home and are expected to arrive... Read more

Quarterly Newsletters
  • Q3 2018

    In this edition:

    • New President & CEO Annoucement
    • 2018 KY Lineman's Rodeo
    • New Employees
    • New Board Board Members
    • Tree Planting Guide
    • Statement of Non-Discrimination
  • Q2 2018

    In this edition:

    • JPEC Invests in System Improvements
    • Director Certificaiton - William Birney
    • Annual Meeting Set for June 21
    • How to Cast Your Ballot for Board Election
    • 2017 Board Fees and Expenses


  • Q1 2018

    In this edition:

    • Take Control of Your Account with SmartHub
    • New Director
    • Energy Efficiency Improvements to Your Home
    • New Cooperative Employees
    • Statement of Non-Discrimination



  • Q3 2017

    In this edition:

    • 2017 Annaul Meeting Highlights
    • Scholarship Recepients
    • Youth Tour Delegate
    • Grow Your Trees Safely
    • New Employee
  • Q1 2017

    In this edition:

    • Energy Efficiency Programs
    • Remembering Josh Franklin
    • 2016 Board Fees and Expenses
    • Statement of Non-Discrimination
  • Q2 2016

    In this edition:

    • JPEC and Townsend Tree Service Team Up to Assist Livingston County Helping Hands
    • How to Cast Your Ballot for the Board Election
    • 2015 Board Fees and Expenses
    • Annual Meeting Set for June 21 at Carson Center
  • Q1 2016

    In this edition:

    • JPEC to Award Six $1,000 College Scholarships
    • PSC Sets Interest Rate for Member Deposits
    • Use Electric Space Heaters Safely
    • Free Trips to Frankfort and Washington, DC, Available to High School Juniors
    • Co-op Employees Pledge Record Amount to United Way
    • Statement of Non-Discrimination


  • Q4 2015

    In this edition:

    • Three Directors Earn National Certifications
    • JPEC Promotes Breast Cancer Awareness and Raises Funds
    • Use Holiday Lighting Safely
    • Free, Energy-Saving Caulk Available
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