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  • 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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