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Line Technician – Apply at http://indeed.com or email your resume to electricity@jpenergy.com. Seeking a Line Technician to join our team. Ideal candidates must have strong interpersonal communication skills, ability to work under pressure, and be dependable. This position constructs underground and overhead electrical lines and all other related tasks on energized lines of different voltages and de-energized lines. Performs various duties including meter reading, making service changes, troubleshooting service outages, disconnecting…

Surge Protection

A power surge is an unexpected increase in voltage, and it can occur from a variety of sources. Regardless of the cause, power surges can cause damage to electronic devices and equipment in your home. See below for common causes of power surges and how you can protect your sensitive electronics: Lightning – When lightning strikes an electrical system, the excess current must be channeled somewhere––unfortunately in many cases, it’s…

Gambling with the Grid

The U.S. is phasing out reliable energy sources—just when we need them the most  IT’S A HIGH-STAKES GAMBLE, with America’s energy future on the line.  Like a poker player pushing all his chips into the center of the table, the Biden administration and several states are going “all in” on renewable energy, betting that technology will catch up by the time the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s pending zero-emissions mandate would…

Avoid Downed Power Line Danger After a Storm

After a storm, many think the dangers have gone when the snow or Ice stops falling—but sometimes danger can come during the storm recovery period. Keeping your distance from downed power lines, and knowing what to do if you see one, are the first steps when recovering from a storm safely. If you see a downed power line, which could be making contact with tree limbs, vehicles and puddles, always…

Tips for a Safe Holiday Season

Your friends at Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative want you to have a happy—and safe—holiday season. Here are some easy ways to ensure you deck your halls free from fires, falls and fears. When putting up outdoor lights, fasten them securely to trees, your house, walls, or another firm support. You want them to remain secure when it’s windy outside. But do not staple them or use nails that can damage…

Big Rivers Electric Names New President & CEO

Don Gulley Brings 35 Years of Energy Experience in Kansas and Southern Illinois OWENSBORO, Ky. – The Big Rivers Electric Corporation announced today that its board of directors has named Don Gulley as the organization’s next president and chief executive officer. Gulley will start with Big Rivers on January 8 and succeed Bob Berry, Big Rivers’ current president and CEO, upon his retirement. Berry will retire from Big Rivers after…

LIHEAP Fall Subsidy enrollment opens November 6th at Community Action Agencies

Starting November 6, Kentucky households can apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Fall Subsidy. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis through December 15, 2023, or until designated funds have been expended.  LIHEAP Fall Subsidy is available through Kentucky’s Community Action Network. Individuals should apply through their local Community Action Agency office. To locate your local office, please call 800-456-3452 or visit www.capky.org/network.  LIHEAP Fall Subsidy provides households…

Never In Season

Shooting near electrical equipment can be costly and deadly, notes Kentucky Electric Cooperatives Hunting season brings outdoorspeople of all skill levels and experience into rural Kentucky, often to unfamiliar areas. While most hunters follow safe hunting practices, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) wants to remind all those afield to be mindful of their surroundings and to be aware of electric power lines in the air and electrical equipment on the…

Cooperatives are Economic Powerhouses

A new report that analyzes economic data from 2018 through 2022 at the national, state and local levels, shows electric cooperatives created more than $1.1 trillion in total sales output and contributed $554 billion to U.S. gross domestic product. Cooperatives also provided nearly 623,000 jobs annually and $257 billion in labor income over the five-year period.  At the local level, the report found electric cooperatives are responsible for $791 billion of…

Preventing Electrical Fires

Electricity is an essential part of our everyday lives. Because of this, it can be easy to let our guard down when it comes to our safety around it. Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative encourages you to take steps to keep your family safe and prevent electrical fires.  The Red Cross estimates that after a fire has started, you have just two minutes to escape your home. In order to exit…