All Kenergy Offices Closed December 31st for New Year’s Holiday

All Kenergy offices will be closed Friday, December 31st for the New Year's holiday. We you have you have a safe and healthy holiday with family and friends.

As always, you can drop payments at our nightly drop box, make payments on our SmartHub app or by accessing your account 24/7.

Member Update on Kenergy’s Fiber-to-the-Home Efforts

Kenergy filed an application for a waiver with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (KPSC) in July 2020. This application was seeking a waiver to provide broadband services to Kenergy members. Kenergy received the KPSC findings on October 22, 2020. The order from KPSC approved a portion of the application, but denied other portions.

After taking time to process the information from the KPSC order and evaluate the next best steps for the cooperative, Kenergy board of directors and staff decided to file a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) with KPSC on September 10, 2021. The CPCN seeks approval from KPSC to authorize  the construction of a high-speed fiber optic cable network in support of Kenergy’s current and future communication needs as a rural electric distribution cooperative and lease the excess capacity of the fiber network in support of extending and enhancing the availability of broadband to unserved and underserved households and businesses in Kenergy’s service territory.

“Our goal to bring high-speed internet to all Kenergy members has not changed,” Jeff Hohn, Kenergy President and CEO said. “As Kenergy stated from the beginning of this project exploration, there would be many hurdles to make this happen. After we received the last order from KPSC in 2020, we decided this would be our best option to pursue that same goal for our members.”

Since filing the CPCN, we wanted to take our members through a timeline of events to help you better follow the proceedings.

On September 13, 2021, the Office of the Attorney General intervened. This is normal in most applications through KPSC.

KPSC established a procedural schedule that laid out important dates and deadlines for information needed in the application process.

On September 30, 2021, the Kentucky Broadband and Cable Association (KBCA) requested permission to intervene. Members of KBCA include Access Cable, Armstrong, C&W Cable, Charter Communications, COMCAST, Inter Mountain Cable, LYCOM Communications, Mediacom, Suddenlink and TVS Cable.

Kenergy has received their first set of data requests and staff are working to answer those requests.

Under the current procedural schedule, Kenergy is not anticipating a decision from KPSC until summer of 2022.

You can follow the progress and view all information regarding this application under Case No. 2021-00365 on www.psc.ky.gov

We will continue to keep our members updated as more information becomes available in this application.

All Kenergy Offices Closed December 23-24 for Christmas

All Kenergy offices will be closed Thursday, December 23rd and Friday, December 24th for the Christmas holiday. We you have you have a safe and healthy holiday with family and friends.

As always, you can drop payments at our nightly drop box, make payments on our SmartHub app or by accessing your account 24/7.

All Kenergy Offices Closed November 25-26 for Thanksgiving

All Kenergy offices will be closed Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday. We you have you have a safe and healthy holiday with family and friends.

As always, you can drop payments at our nightly drop box, make payments on our SmartHub app or by accessing your account 24/7.

Avoid Solar Scams

By: Abby Berry

Solar energy is booming, and the future is brighter than ever. Through the use of rooftop solar panels, many homeowners can now harness the sun’s natural rays to produce their own electricity that’s environmentally friendly and cost effective.

But with the increasing popularity of solar, unfortunately, some businesses are taking advantage of consumers who are interested in generating their own energy through rooftop panels.

While many solar companies are genuine and truly want to help consumers with a successful solar installation, there are the occasional bad apples.

You’ve likely heard a story or two about solar vendors that promised rooftop panels that would generate enough electricity to power the entire home. Then, after the homeowner has paid thousands of dollars for the installation, the solar panels aren’t working, and the vendor is nowhere to be found. Sadly, this story has been the reality for many consumers.  

If you’re interested in solar panels for your home, consider these tips before installation:

  • Talk to an energy advisor at your local electric co-op first. We want you to feel confident about any decisions you make about your home energy use, especially decisions about generating energy at home.
  • Collect at least three quotes from different solar companies to ensure you’re getting a competitive deal. As with any major purchase, research is key, so thoroughly read customer reviews for each of the three solar vendors.
  • If you speak to a solar vendor and they use high-pressure tactics, like an offer that’s only good for 24 hours, run! Any reputable solar company will recognize that you need time to review a proposal and thoroughly weigh your decision.
  • You know if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. So, if a solar company is making promises that sound unachievable and outlandish, they probably are. Remember, if you have any questions, you can always count on your electric co-op for advice.
  • Finally, when it’s time to review and sign a solar contract, make sure the language is clear and easy to understand. Ensure any prior verbal (or emailed)  promises are also included in the contract.

Susan Blanford Named District 4 Director

The Kenergy board of directors have selected Susan Blanford of Corydon to fill the District 4 seat previously held by Susie Givens, who passed away in March.

Ms. Blanford is employed by Deaconess Health System in Business Development.  She serves on the boards of Saint Anthony’s Hospice, Rotary, and Rotary Colonels to College Advisory Board.  She is a member of Corydon United Methodist Church where she serves on the nominating committee.   She and her husband, Keith, who is employed by Trane Technologies, have two grown sons.

Job Opening – Member Service Representative

Kenergy is now accepting applications for a Member Service Representative at our Owensboro office location. Applications are being accepted now through October 12th. Click to view the job description and apply!

Job Openings – Apprentice Line Technician or Line Technician

Kenergy is now accepting applications for Apprentice Line Technician or Line Technician at our Henderson and Marion office locations. Applications are being accepted now through October 10th. Click to view the job description and apply!

Job Opening – Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician

Kenergy is now accepting applications for Building and Grounds Maintenance Technician at our Owensboro or Henderson office location. Applications are being accepted now through October 3rd. Click to view the job description and apply!

Member Appreciation Day Is Back!

As an electric cooperative, we are member-owned. To say thank you to our members, we host an annual Member Appreciation Day. Kenergy is excited to welcome back Member Appreciation Day on Thursday, October 14th from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Members can visit the location closest to them and receive a free lunch, including a sandwich, chips, cookie, water with free bucket and LED light bulbs while supplies last.

Our annual Member Appreciation Day is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the wonderful members we serve across western Kentucky. Visit one of our locations near you to celebrate with us!

Owensboro

5000 Frederica Street (inside the former Burke’s at Towne Square Mall)

Barbeque by Jerry Morris of Whitesville

Eat-in or carry-out

Hawesville

315 Hawes Blvd.

Barbeque by Jerry Morris of Whitesville

Carry-out

Henderson

6402 Old Corydon Road

Barbeque by Tom’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Q

Eat-in or carry-out

Hanson

2620 Brown Badgett Loop

Barbeque by Tom’s Smokin’ Bar-B-Q

Carry-out

Marion

3000 Mott City Road

Barbeque by CopperTop Bar-B-Q

Carry-out