Jackson Purchase Energy Announces Scholarship Winners

Paducah, KY – Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) recently awarded ten $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors across the co-op’s service area.  To be eligible, applicant’s primary residence must be served by JPEC and they must be a high school senior who plans to enroll full-time at an accredited university or community college no later than the fall semester. Recipients are: McCracken County – Bailey Bowland, Brooke Bowling and Morgan…

Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

Whether you rent or own your home, everyone should be aware of warning signs that indicate potential danger in your electrical system and unsafe practices. According to the National Fire Protection Association, electrical failures or malfunctions are present in an estimated average of 47,000 home structure fires per year in the United States, which result in 430 deaths, 1,280 injuries, and $1.5 billion in property damage. Based on figures from…

JPEC sending crews to help neighboring cooperative following damaging storms

Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) is sending two crews to aid West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative (WKRECC) in western Kentucky. Two four-men crews from JPEC will go to WKRECC this morning to assist with restoration efforts caused by storms that passed through our area last night. At its peak, 14,407 of the Cooperative’s consumer-members were without electricity. As of this morning, nearly 13,600 remain. “WKRECC is a neighbor cooperative, but…

Slow Down and Move Over

Although road maintenance crews come to mind when thinking of orange directional signs and work zones, other workers perform job duties near the road as well, including utility and tree-trimming crews. Streets and highways are lined with power poles and electrical equipment, and narrow roadways often require crews like ours to place their equipment in traffic lanes. Their work is often taken for granted but benefits us all; and, like…

Could ‘Texas-Sized’ Outages Happen in Western Kentucky?

The recent widespread outages that took place in Texas because of historic winter storms catches our attention and causes us to wonder, could that happen here? While historic natural events can overtake even the best laid plans and precautions, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC), along with Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers), have taken steps to mitigate the effects of nature when it is within our control. JPEC is a…

JPEC Drives 1.5 Million Safe Miles

Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) has achieved another safety goal, driving 1.5 million miles without a recordable vehicle accident. Each year, JPEC employees drive vehicles more than 600,000 miles while performing work in our service area, that’s roughly 50,000 miles each month or 1,650 miles each day! “This is a great example of what happens when the people of an organization strive to work as safely as possible each and…

JPEC Sending Mutual Aid to a Sister Electric Cooperative

Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) is sending two crews to aid a sister Cooperative in Eastern Kentucky. Two five-men crews from JPEC will go to Big Sandy Rural Electric Cooperative this morning to assist with restoration efforts caused by winter weather that continues to devastate the region. At its peak, 8,500 of the Cooperative’s 12,745 consumer-members were without electricity. As of this morning, nearly 4,900 remain. Big Sandy RECC is…

A Christmas Gift

Recognizing the difficult times that so many people in our area are experiencing, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) wanted to assist a non-profit organization that helps families throughout the six counties they serve. “The difficulties of 2020 are forcing families to make decisions that come down to basic necessities and we wanted to help. Our donation alone certainly won’t change the world, but we are proud to know that it…

Electrical Infrastructure Installed at Ballard County Industrial Park

Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) recently installed the electrical infrastructure needed to power-up businesses that will one day locate to the Ballard County Industrial Park. Located on Buck Road just east of Wickliffe, the property was purchased from a local family in 1996 as a prospective industrial park. Since then, the property has been in the development stage. “This year’s activities have made the vision that much more of a…