Twelve local high school juniors joined other students from across Kentucky and visited the commonwealth's capitol as part of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperative's Frankfort Youth Tour on April 13th.
(Hopkinsville, KY) – When we flip a light switch, we expect a light to turn on. We usually don’t give much thought to the processes or people behind it, until the light doesn’t turn on because of a power outage. Severe weather is the top cause of power outages in the United States. When storms cause the power to go out, we depend upon our electric utilities to restore power as safely and quickly as possible.
As many prepare for the impact of Hurricane Matthew, many cooperatives, like Pennyrile Electric, are gearing up to assist in restoring power to those affected. This morning, five Pennyrile Electric linemen left for Tallahassee, FL, where they will be staged until the storm has moved through.
In September, TVA announced a 1.5% wholesale electric increase to their 154 power distributors. According to TVA, the decision came after considering current and anticipated conditions and costs affecting TVA’s operations – as well as the adequacy of revenues from wholesale and other power customers to recover those expected costs and to meet the requirements of TVA’s bond resolutions and the TVA Act. The increase will be a straight pass through to Pennyrile Electric members resulting in an approximate $1.50 increase on residential electric bills.
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