Co-op Sending Mutual Aid to a Neighbor Electric Cooperative
Paducah, KY – Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) is sending crews to aid West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative (WKRECC) in western Kentucky. Six two-men crews from JPEC will go to WKRECC this morning to assist with restoration efforts caused by the ice storm that passed through our area. As of this morning, 92 outages are impacting nearly 1,200 consumer-members.
“We are happy to assist WKRECC in their time of need and hope to be able to help restore service to their membership as safely and quickly as possible. Now that we have been able to assess the local needs of our service area, our crews will move to assist with the restoration efforts taking place at WKRECC,” said JPEC President & CEO, Greg Grissom.
JPEC is part of a nationwide network of electric cooperatives that assist each other in times of natural disasters. They have provided assistance numerous times to other cooperatives in Kentucky and across the southeast following hurricanes, tornadoes and ice storms.
Since the national network of transmission and distribution infrastructure is owned by electric cooperatives, distribution systems are built to federal standards. Line crews from any co-op in America can arrive on the scene ready to provide emergency support, secure in their knowledge of the system’s engineering.
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