Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety Electricity lights homes and businesses, provides warmth and keeps appliances and equipment running smoothly. Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative wants to provide these electrical safety tips to avoid hazards both inside and outdoors. Staying safe on the road If you see a downed power line, call 9-1-1 to report it and stay in your car. You cannot tell by looking or listening if the power line is deenergized. Do…

Honoring Local Heroes in Hard Hats

Paducah, KY, Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) joins the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association in celebrating its 25 lineworkers as part of National Lineworker Appreciation Day on Monday, April 11. Our lineworkers represent over 400 years of experience collectively. Every day, lineworkers face immense risks. Carrying heavy gear, they regularly scale 40-foot poles near high-voltage power lines, and often in the wake of nature’s worst moments. It’s no wonder their…

You Can Help Protect Us – Slow Down and Move Over

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…

Big Rivers and JPEC Partner for Tornado Recovery Week

BIG RIVERS AND JPEC PARTNER FOR TORNADO RECOVERY WEEK Employees Volunteer for Projects in Mayfield and Hopkins County HOPKINS COUNTY AND MAYFIELD, Ky. (March 10, 2022) – Big Rivers Electric Corporation and Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) employees volunteered time and skills this week for two tornado recovery projects in western Kentucky. While many employees donated and volunteered in the immediate aftermath of the December 10th tornado, Big Rivers and…

Know the Risks of DIY Tree Trimming

Trees add immeasurable value to your property but maintaining them comes with a cost. They need pruning, sometimes heavy trimming or removal. “We know hiring professionals to do some of these tasks goes against that independent streak some of our consumers have,” says Greg Grissom, president and CEO of Jackson Purchase Energy, “But trimming and removing trees can be dangerous and even deadly. Before attempting any work yourself, please understand…

JPEC Sending Aid to WKRECC

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…

Surge Protection

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…

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.