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Kenergy Public Notice for Case No. 2021-00066

Kenergy Corp., 6402 Old Corydon Road, Henderson, KY 42420, will file an application for an adjustment in
existing rates pursuant to the streamlined procedure pilot program on or around March 11, 2021 with the
Kentucky Public Service Commission (“KPSC”) in Case No. 2021-00066. The proposed changes are designed
to increase revenues $3,665,491 and are proposed to be effective on April 11, 2021.

To view the full public notice, please click HERE.

To view the KSPC website, please click HERE.

Network Maintenance – February 24th

A vendor for Kenergy will be performing network maintenance on Wednesday, February 24th at 11:59 p.m. We anticipate the work to last for approximately one hour. Members will not be able to access the SmartHub application to make payments during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Network Maintenance – February 8th

A vendor for Kenergy will be performing network maintenance on Monday, February 8th at 11:59 p.m. We anticipate the work to last for approximately one hour. Members will not be able to access the SmartHub application to make payments during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Network Maintenance – February 2nd

Kenergy will be performing network maintenance on Tuesday, February 2nd at 4:30 p.m. We anticipate the work to last for approximately thirty minutes. Members will not be able to access the SmartHub application or call Kenergy to make payments during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Media Release: Kenergy Provides Update on Broadband

Contact:         Leslie Barr                                                                            

Phone:            270.689.6158                                     

Email:             lbarr@kenergycorp.com

Date:               February 1, 2021

 

KENERGY PROVIDES UPDATE ON BROADBAND

At 5:00 p.m. EST on January 29th, the quiet period for the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction ended allowing participants to speak publicly about the auction and its results.

Kenergy filed a short-term application for the auction, but ultimately decided it was best not to participate.

“Several critical changes needed to be made to current state statues in order for Kenergy to have participated in the RDOF auction. If Kenergy had participated in the auction, been awarded money, and then we were unable to fulfill the obligations from the FCC because of those state statue limitations, we would have been assessed steep penalties and fines,” Kenergy President and CEO Jeff Hohn said. “This would have greatly diminished the chance of our members receiving broadband. Due to the short time-frame between the RDOF auction concluding and the legislature convening, Kenergy did not feel comfortable participating in the auction.”

Kenergy will not be a broadband provider, but there is still good news coming for our members. Conexon, Kenergy’s consultant throughout this process, bid in the place of Kenergy in the RDOF auction and was awarded $21,396,303.60 in the state of Kentucky. Kenergy will work closely with Conexon for the buildout and to acclimate them to the communities they will serve.

“We are excited about the award and look forward to working with members of the Kenergy team to bring the benefits of high-speed fiber internet to the members and communities they serve,” Conexon Partner Randy Klindt said.

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For more information about Kenergy, please visit www.kenergycorp.com or call 800.844.4832.

Updated Media Release: Kenergy Offering Free Wi-Fi to Students

Please see the updated media release below that includes the newly added Wi-Fi portal locations at Kenergy’s Hawesville and Hanson offices.

Contact:         Leslie Barr                                                                            

Phone:            270.689.6158                                     

Email:             lbarr@kenergycorp.com

Date:               January 25, 2021

 

KENERGY OFFERING FREE WI-FI TO STUDENTS

Kenergy is now offering free Wi-Fi for the fourteen-county school districts in its service territory.

“Kenergy recognized that this year has been especially tough for students, teachers, and administrators in our service territory,” Kenergy President and CEO Jeff Hohn said. “Virtual learning has posed its own challenges, especially for those that don’t have access to reliable internet. We want to help.”

Wi-Fi portal locations have been set up at the Henderson, Owensboro, Marion, Hawesville and Hanson office locations. Students can access the free Wi-Fi every day from 6:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Signs are posted for parking to show where the best connectivity locations are.

The Wi-Fi portals are password protected so only area students have access to them. This allows students to have priority when they need to access the portals.

“Concern for community is one of the cooperative principles our electric cooperative operates by,” Hohn said. “We saw a need in the communities we serve and wanted to provide a solution to help alleviate that stress.”

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For more information about Kenergy, please visit www.kenergycorp.com or call 800.844.4832.

Network Maintenance – January 25th

A vendor for Kenergy will be performing network maintenance on Monday, January 25th at 10:00 p.m. We anticipate the work to last for approximately one hour. Members will not be able to access the SmartHub application to make payments during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Appliance Safety Reminders

Find out how to do a quick diagnosis on your most used items:

Washer

  • Check all hose connections for leaks, bubbles, kinks and brittle sections.
  • Replace hoses a minimum of every two years.
  • Plug into a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet.
  • Average life expectancy = 13 years.

 

 Dryer

  • Check dryer vent for clogs and proper connection.
  • Clean dryer vent every three months.
  • Clean lint screen after every use.
  • Check vent tubes for bends. Less air restriction increases the efficiency.
  • Average life expectancy = 13 years.

 

Dishwasher

  • Check water connection for leaks.
  • Check drain connection for clogs.
  • Average life expectancy = 12 years. 

 

Refrigerator

  • Check water connection for leaks.
  • Check hoses for links and kinks.
  • Plug into a ground fault circuit interrupter outlet.
  • Average life expectancy = 14 years.

 

Stove

  • Check oven door for broken glass.
  • Check for gas leaks.
  • Average life expectancy = 20 years.

 

HVAC

  • Change furnace filters every months
  • Follow annual maintenance schedule.
  • Average life expectancy = 18 years (furnace) and 11 years (central air).

 

Water heater

  • Drain sediment annually.
  • Release the pressure valve every six months.
  • Insulate for efficiency.
  • Check pipes for leaks.
  • Average life expectancy = 11 years.

 

Disposals

  • If not working, try the reset button.
  • If not working, try the reset button on the ground fault circuit interrupter outlet.

 

It’s Not Too Late for Heater Inspection

So you’re home most of the time—working, teaching your kids and taking care of a house that’s always full. And you were too reluctant to let a service technician into your home this fall to check your heating system.

It’s not too late.

Resist the temptation to put off your annual HVAC maintenance check. The weather is about to turn its coldest. Make sure your home will stay toasty warm for the holidays and beyond. Mask up and call a reliable heating and cooling company for an appointment.

Here’s why keeping your home’s heating equipment maintained is important:

  • If your system is fairly new and still under warranty, you could void that warranty if you skip regular, professional inspections.
  • Small problems with the heating system are cheaper and easier to fix than big ones. The expert who inspects your system every year can spot trouble spots before they become major repair jobs.
  • Regular maintenance means fewer repairs. And means few repair bills.
  • A well-maintained system will last longer. Manufacturers estimate that a heating system that is never maintained will last only half of its expected life.
  • A tuned-up heater runs more efficiently, and that can keep your energy bills lower.

Close the Refrigerator Door!

In the bustle of the holidays, cooks often make a mistake that can spoil the food and raise the energy bill: They leave the refrigerator door open.

Sure, it’s convenient to let it sit open if you’re going to get back to it in a minute. But it’s one of the most energy-inefficient things you can do in the kitchen.

Here are some energy-saving tips that will keep your food fresh, your family healthier and your energy use under control as you overuse your kitchen this holiday season:

  • Before you place leftovers in the fridge, wrap them up. Raw meat and poultry leak, and those juices can contaminate other food on a lower self.
  • Cool food on the counter before sticking it in the fridge. Hot food will raise the temperature inside the refrigerator.
  • Fill your fridge so cold items can help keep other items cool. But don’t stuff it. An overflowing refrigerator doesn’t allow air to circulate between items, which tricks the unit into working harder and using more energy.

Don’t rely on your refrigerator to automatically set the temperature. Check it often so it stays at around 37 degrees. The freezer should have a temperature of zero, according to Consumer Reports.