On May 11, 1935, President Franklin Roosevelt signed an executive order creating the Rural Electrification Administration. Just over a year later...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
(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
(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
(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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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