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  • Title: Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc. - Electric Service, Low Electrical Rates
    Descriptive info: .. New KAEC Board Officers Seated.. 2014 WIRE Scholarships Available for Kentucky College Students.. Smith Receives Kentucky Electric Co-ops Highest Honor.. Kentucky Electric Co-ops Hire New Government Affairs Director.. Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, Inc.. 4515 Bishop Lane * Louisville, KY 40218.. 502-451-2430 * FAX: 502-459-3209.. Terms of Use..

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  • Title: Electric Cooperative FAQ - KAEC
    Descriptive info: Trying to understand exactly what an electric cooperative system really is can be somewhat daunting.. Here is a list of a few questions and answers that might help you understand:.. 1.. What is an electric cooperative?.. 2.. What is a generation and transmission cooperative?.. 3.. What is a distribution cooperative?.. 4.. What are capital credits?.. 5.. What is an investor-owned utility?.. 6.. What is a municipal electric system?.. 7.. What are the basic differences among electric utilities?.. 8.. Aren t consumer-owned cooperatives run by or owned by the government?.. 9.. What is the big deal about being non-profit?.. 10.. What is the REA/RUS?.. 11.. What does an electric utility territorial law mean in Kentucky?.. 12.. What is the Kentucky Public Service Commission?.. An electric cooperative is a type of electric utility that is owned by the members it serves.. Its profits, or margins, are put back into the cooperative to help run the business efficiently, or are returned to the customer-owner.. A co-op exists solely to provide high-quality service at the lowest possible price for its customer-owners.. A generation and transmission cooperative, or G T, is owned by several distribution cooperatives to furnish their own generating plants and transmission lines to supply power to their member co-ops.. To find out more about the two G Ts providing power to Kentucky s 24 distribution cooperatives,.. click here.. A distribution cooperative is a non-profit, customer-owned electric company that purchases electric power at wholesale and distributes it to its customers.. For more information about Kentucky s 24 distribution co-ops,.. An electric cooperative exists for the purpose of providing its members with electric service - on a non-profit basis.. Therefore, in a cooperative, the net margins do not belong to the corporation - they belong to the individual consumers who paid the money on their monthly service bills.. In most types of co-ops, net margins, after reasonable reserves are set aside to pay back government loans, operating costs and other expenses, go back to the members in the form of a cash patronage refund.. The funds credited to members are capital credits, and over a period of years these membership funds take the place of federal investment.. The individual member s capital credits are his ownership equity in the system.. Most electric co-ops have a provision in their bylaws for repayment of capital credits on a rotating basis.. An investor-owned utility, or IOU, is an electric company owned by stockholders.. IOUs provide a service to return a profit for investors.. Municipal systems are owned by a unit of government, like a city, that purchases electricity at wholesale and distributes it to customers.. The three kinds of utilities are distinguished more by their business structure than by the product they sell.. They are electric cooperatives, investor-owned utilities, and municipal systems.. An electric cooperative is owned by the members it serves.. Therefore, all of the owners live in the cooperative's service territory, with most customers living in rural or semi-rural areas.. A cooperative operates on a non-profit, cost-of-service basis.. In Kentucky, electric cooperatives  ...   do alone.. Non-profit cooperatives were a natural for distributing electricity in areas where making a profit would be difficult.. REA: Before 1935, there was no national effort to bring electricity to rural America.. In most rural areas, it was too expensive for electric companies to extend their lines out into sparsely populated areas.. Farmers and other rural residents made due without the benefits of electricity, unlike folks in the cities who had electric service.. However, President Franklin D.. Roosevelt and some members of Congress felt strongly that having electricity should not be limited only to Americans who live in larger towns and cities.. In 1935, President Roosevelt created the Rural Electrification Administration (REA).. In 1936, President Roosevelt - working with Congress - passed the Rural Electrification Act.. Thus began an enormous effort by rural Americans and the newly created REA to organize in their communities and plan how they would bring electricity to their towns and farms.. When the Department of Agriculture was re-organized in 1995, the Rural Electrification Administration was combined with the rural Water Facilities and Telecommunications Programs to form the new Rural Utilities Service.. RUS: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is the Federal point agency for rural infrastructure assistance in electricity, water and telecommunications.. As a Federal credit agency in the United States Department of Agriculture, RUS provides a leadership role in lending and technical guidance for the rural utilities industries.. The public/private partnership that is forged between RUS and these industries results in billions of dollars in rural infrastructure development and creates thousands of jobs for the American economy.. If you d like to find out more about the RUS,.. In 1972, the Kentucky General Assembly passed one of the country s first territorial laws.. The law, in essence, set up parameters for the service areas for Kentucky s investor-owned utilities and the electric cooperatives, which were then filed with the Kentucky Public Service Commission.. This was a good way for Kentucky s electric utility companies to avoid the extra cost of stringing expensive electric lines that were already in place and to keep others from annexing service areas so the utility would not lose its source of income.. The Kentucky Public Service Commission is a three-member administrative body with quasi-legislative and quasi-judicial duties and powers involving regulation of nearly 600 conventional utilities, plus approximately 300 coin-operated phone vendors.. It is funded by an assessment paid by all utilities under the Commission's jurisdiction based on a utility's annual gross intrastate revenues.. The Commission's mission is to provide a healthy regulatory environment so that the utilities under its authority can safely provide quality services at reasonable rates to the people of Kentucky.. With electric utilities, most of the state utilities rates are regulated by the Kentucky Public Service Commission, except for municipal systems and the five Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) electric co-ops - but, the PSC does have the legal responsibility to enforce territorial boundaries of all electric utilities, including the TVA co-ops.. If you'd like to know more about the Kentucky Public Service Commission,..

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  • Title: Contact Us
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  • Title: Site Map / Search
    Descriptive info: To search the KAEC web site,..

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  • Title: Links
    Descriptive info: The following are links to web sites that are important to the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives:.. KAEC Affiliates.. Kentucky Living.. Magazine.. Rural Cooperatives Credit Union.. United Utility Supply.. KAEC On-line Safety Training.. State Government Agencies.. Kentucky Attorney General's Office.. Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.. Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence.. Kentucky Division of Emergency Management.. Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.. Kentucky's Energy Plan.. Kentucky Governor's Office.. Kentucky Legislative Research Commission.. Kentucky Office of Energy Policy.. Kentucky Public Service Commission.. Federal Government Agencies.. Energy Information Administration.. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.. Rural Utilities Service.. Southeastern  ...   America's Power.. American Public Power Association.. Electric Power Research Institute.. Electrical Safety Foundation International.. Federated Rural Electric Insurance.. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.. National Information Solutions Cooperative.. National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.. National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative.. National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation.. National Utility Training Safety Education Association.. Rural Electricity Resource Council.. Tennessee Valley Public Power Association.. Touchstone Energy.. Other Links.. CoBank.. Consumer Federation of America.. Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.. Kentucky Farm Bureau Federation.. Kentucky Rural Water Association.. National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.. National Cooperative Business Association.. National Energy Education Development Project.. Underwriters Laboratories..

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  • Title: New Info
    Descriptive info: Kentucky's electric cooperatives improve people's quality of life by providing a high level of electric service at the lowest possible cost, through local, consumer-owned utilities.. Be sure to also click our.. Archive.. button above to see more recent information.. - 01-23-2014.. 2014 WIRE Scholarships Available for Kentucky College.. Students - 01-15-2014.. Smith Receives Kentucky Electric Co-op's Highest Honor.. - 11-18-2013.. - 07-15-2013..

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  • Title: Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives - KAEC - Information
    Descriptive info: Representing Kentucky’s Electric Cooperatives.. The Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives provides several services for the 24 local, consumer-owned electric distribution utilities in the state, as well as the two generation and transmission cooperatives that produce power for those distribution co-ops.. Those services include representation before the Legislature, Congress, and regulatory bodies; safety training; coordination of.. management training; and public relations support including publication of.. Kentucky Living.. magazine.. KAEC is governed by a board consisting of one manager and one director from each of its 26 member systems, and is headquartered in Louisville.. Kentucky’s electric co-ops are committed to improving the quality of life for Kentuckians by providing a  ...   affiliated with three organizations that serve Kentucky's electric co-ops.. Published to create a community of people who take pride in thinking of themselves as Kentuckians and as knowledgeable electric co-op members, in order to improve their quality of life.. is read by more than one million people each month.. Serving more than 5700 electric co-op employees and their families in Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio, the Rural Cooperatives Credit Union is one of Kentucky's fastest growing credit unions.. Providing more than 230 member electric co-ops in 14 states with electric transformers, poles, and other electric distribution supplies, United Utility Supply is the nation's largest cooperatively-owned electric utility supply organization..

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  • Title: Co-Ops
    Descriptive info: Service Areas of Kentucky's Electric Cooperatives.. The Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives is only as strong as the members it serves.. And, in Kentucky, there are 26 cooperatives across our state.. Two are generation and transmission cooperatives (they create the power) and 24 are distribution co-ops (they deliver the power to homes and businesses).. Together, our members serve more than one and a half million men, women and children in our Commonwealth.. Click on the map above to learn more about a particular electric cooperative.. NOTE:.. The distribution areas shown are approximate locations of franchise boundaries.. Areas shown in gray are not served by electric cooperatives.. Generation Transmission Cooperatives.. CO-OP.. HOME OFFICE.. Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers)..  ...   E.. Farmers RECC.. Glasgow.. F.. Fleming-Mason Energy.. Flemingsburg.. G.. Grayson RECC.. Grayson.. H.. Hickman-Fulton Counties RECC.. Hickman.. TVA*.. I.. Inter-County Energy.. Danville.. J.. Jackson Energy Cooperative.. McKee.. K.. Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation.. Paducah.. Big Rivers.. L.. Kenergy.. M.. Licking Valley RECC.. West Liberty.. N.. Meade County RECC.. Brandenburg.. O.. Nolin RECC.. Elizabethtown.. P.. Owen Electric Cooperative.. Owenton.. Q.. Pennyrile Electric.. Hopkinsville.. R.. Salt River Electric.. Bardstown.. S.. Shelby Energy Cooperative.. Shelbyville.. T.. South Kentucky RECC.. Somerset.. U.. Taylor County RECC.. Campbellsville.. V.. Tri-County EMC.. Lafayette, TN.. W.. Warren RECC.. Bowling Green.. X.. West Kentucky RECC.. Mayfield.. *.. These co-ops purchase their power from the.. Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA).. , a quasi-government wholesale power supplier -- not a cooperative..

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  • Title: Where We Stand
    Descriptive info: In legislative and regulatory matters, the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives is the collective voice of all of Kentucky's 26 consumer-owned electric cooperatives.. Statewide electric cooperative positions on such matters are determined by the KAEC board of directors and implemented by the KAEC staff.. The KAEC board is composed of two representatives from each of Kentucky's 26 electric cooperatives.. The KAEC board meets monthly.. Click on the topics listed at left to learn more about the views of Kentucky's electric co-ops..

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  • Title: Contact Your Legislators
    Descriptive info: Each day, elected officials at both the state and federal levels make decisions that affect everyone's lives.. KAEC encourages you to contact your state and federal legislators about issues that are important to you.. For contact information about your state legislators, click the button provided below.. It will take you to the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission's web  ...   senator by name, district, or county.. For contact information about federal government officials such as the president and your U.. S.. senators and representatives, click the button provided below.. It will take you to C-SPAN's web site.. Simply key in the ZIP code of your home address in the space provided, and your federal legislators will be listed..

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  • Title: Safety
    Descriptive info: Please,.. to be taken to our KAEC Safety Loss Prevention web pages.. Once there you can find information about S LP upcoming events, the annual Lineman's Rodeo and how to get to our on-line training center.. Each year over 1,400 people are killed by electricity, and many more are.. badly injured.. To keep you and your loved ones healthy and safe, here.. are some.. precautions to follow around electricity.. KITES AND MODEL PLANES.. TREE CLIMBERS.. SAFE SIDE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT.. HOME, SAFE HOME.. A DEADLY RECEPTION.. GROUND RULES.. FARM/HOME SAFETY TIPS.. USE A GROUND-FAULT CIRCUIT-INTERRUPTER WITH EVERY POWER TOOL.. USE POWER TOOLS SAFELY.. FOR MORE IMFORMATION.. Never use metal strings or any metal when building a flying toy!!.. Don t fly kites or planes anywhere near overhead power lines.. Don t fly them in wet weather or use strings that absorb moisture.. If your kite or plane gets caught in an overhead line, DON T pull.. the string or try to.. climb up after it.. Keep others away and call your local electric.. cooperative immediately!.. Back to top.. Stay away from trees near overhead lines.. The wind or your own weight could make a limb touch a line and carry the electricity to you.. Even the slightest touch could cause injury or death.. Never climb or stand under any tree in bad weather.. Don t climb on or near substations or utility poles.. If any pad-mounted electric transformers (those green boxes that sit on the ground) appear to be opened or damaged, stay away and call your local electric cooperative immediately!.. If you see a downed line, stay away from it and keep others away too.. Call your local electric cooperative immediately!.. Don t touch anything electrical if your hands.. are wet or you are standing on a wet surface.. Never put anything except a plug into a wall outlet.. Check with your local electric cooperative to see if they have outlet covers.. and place them over your outlets.. This will help protect you and children.. Don t set radios or appliances where they could fall into the bathtub,.. shower, or sink.. Unplug small appliances such as toasters, coffeemakers, etc.. , when not.. in use.. Want some more electrical safety tips for the home?.. Go here:.. National Electrical Safety Federation.. Careless installation of antennas is the number- one cause of home electrocution.. Our advice is to have your television or CB antenna professionally installed.. If you feel you are qualified to install your antenna yourself, follow these simple tips:.. Assume that electrical wires are dangerous.. Survey your work area and overhead clearance before you begin.. Never install an antenna close enough to wires that it can accidentally make contact.. Safety is our top priority.. Don't put your life on the line.. Do you own a home computer, microwave oven, or videocassette recorder?  ...   When a fuse blows or breaker opens the source of trouble can be quickly identified if labels tell which lights, outlets or equipment are on each circuit.. Use twist covers or plastic inserts.. Keep little children from sticking a knife, fork or bobby pin into wall circuits.. They protect curious children from being shocked, yet can be easily removed by an adult.. Fly kites away from power lines and trees.. They should be constructed from wood and paper only and used with a dry, non-metallic string.. Notify your utility if a kite is caught in the power lines.. The U.. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends the use of a ground-fault circuit-interrupter (GFCI) with every power tool to protect against electrical shock hazards.. Each year, CPSC learns of approximately 20 to 30 electrocution deaths associated with power drills, saws, sanders, hedge trimmers, and other electric power tools.. Most of these deaths could be prevented by the use of a GFCI.. A GFCI constantly monitors current flowing in a circuit to sense any loss of current.. If the current flowing through two circuit conductors differs by a very small amount, the GFCI instantly interrupts the current flow to prevent a lethal amount of electricity from reaching the consumer.. The consumer may feel a painful shock but will not be electrocuted.. Grounding may provide some protection for power equipment, and double insulation of newer power tools presents lower risks of electrocution.. However, GFCIs are the most effective means for protecting consumers against electrical shock hazards.. Since 1973, homes built according to the National Electrical Code have varying degrees of GFCI protection.. GFCIs were first required in outdoor circuits in 1973, bathrooms in 1975, garage wall outlets in 1978, some kitchen receptacles since 1987, and all receptacle outlets in unfinished basements and crawl spaces since 1990.. Three common types of GFCIs are available for home use: circuit breaker, receptacle and portable types.. The circuit breaker type needs to be installed by an electrician.. The receptacle type may be installed by knowledgeable consumers familiar with electrical wiring practices or have a licensed electrician install one.. The portable GFCI needs.. no special knowledge to install.. Just plug the portable GFCI into a wall receptacle and then plug the electric power tool into the GFCI.. It is generally priced below $30 and is available at hardware stores, building supply centers and electrical supply houses.. Power tools make life easier and are safe if you follow common sense rules:.. Check tools for wear and corrosion.. Clean them regularly and inspect grounding connections.. Use heavy-duty wiring with grounded three-pronged plugs for safety.. Keep your workshop and storage space clean and dry.. Sparks can ignite scraps, and solvents.. For more safety related information, click on the following links below:.. National Safety Council.. Safe Within.. The National Education Center for Agricultural Safety..

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