Donation to Support Tornado Victims

(December 28, 2021) As a not-for-profit, member-owned, electric cooperative, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) has a desire to support the communities in our service area, but sometimes it goes beyond that.  “Our chief purpose is to serve, and we leverage our ability to help others when those opportunities present themselves,” said JPEC President & CEO, Greg Grissom, “when tragedy struck the West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative (WKRECC) system on December…

Ice on Power Lines

Please view the infographic concerning ice on power lines.  

2021 Spirit of Giving Toy Drive

(December 17, 2021) Once again, the employees of Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) have opened their hearts and pockets to support their community through the WPSD Local 6 and Regions Bank Spirit of Giving Toy Drive.      Each year kids in our area go without gifts.  That reality caused JPEC to support the Spirit of Giving Toy Drive.  Delivery problems and material shortages, that seem commonplace in our world today,…

Holiday Stressors

Holiday Stressors Old songs call it the most wonderful time of the year, but the holiday season carries a high degree of stress for many people. The final months of the year include added pressures that may affect well-being, relationships, finances and other factors that contribute to anything but a merry and bright time. Common causes of holiday stress Although it sounds obvious, the best way to manage stressors is…

Make Sure Holiday Safety is on Your Menu

The kitchen can be a busy place during the holiday season, prepping and preparing favorite recipes (or sampling those favorite recipes). Whether you are a seasoned cook or novice baker, it’s important to keep electrical safety in mind. In the United States alone, approximately 1,000 deaths occur each year as a result of electrical injuries, according to the National Institutes of Health. An additional non-fatal 30,000 shock incidents occur each…

Power Outage – 10/14/2021

JPEC Power Outage Consumer-members out of the Culp substation located near the McCracken/Marshall County line are experiencing an outage at this time, 1,801 consumer-members are affected.  At 8:36 AM Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative outage management software notified of a large outage out of the Culp substation.  Crews were immediately dispatched and upon arrival found a mechanical issue to be the cause of the outage.  Crews are able to temporarily move…

Electrical Fires Can Be Avoided

Electrical Fires Can Be Avoided Home fires started by malfunctioning electric appliances and fixtures or faulty wiring kill nearly 500 Americans each year and cause $1.3 billion in property damage. But many electrical fires can be prevented simply by following safe practices. “The statistics are staggering and disturbing, “says Chris Perry, president, and CEO of Kentucky Electric Cooperatives. “But behind the statistics are our families, friends and neighbors. Hearing about…

Think Safety When Operating a Generator

A generator can be a valuable piece of equipment to keep appliances working during a power outage. Generators can be either temporary or permanently installed. A permanent generator is wired into a house by a qualified electrician using a transfer switch that prevents a generator from feeding electricity back into overhead lines, which can be deadly for linemen. A temporary generator is powered by gasoline and should not be attached…