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Email Surveys Being Conducted in May

Please be aware that Kenergy will be utilizing Touchstone Energy Services to conduct member surveys. Emails will be sent from now until the end of May. These emails will identify themselves as Data Decisions Group on behalf of Kenergy. Thank you for taking the time to complete the brief survey. Your feedback on these surveys will help us continue to improve the services we provide you, our members.

District 4 Board Vacancy

A search committee consisting of three board members and three District 4 Member Advisory Council (MAC) members has been appointed to begin the process of selecting a replacement to fill the board seat previously held by Susie Givens, who passed away in March.  The District 4 term expires in June 2023.

Kenergy board members Bill Denton, Richard Basham and Craig Roberts will serve on the committee along with MAC members Rodney Bozarth, Rebecca Logsdon and Tony Rone.

Only members who reside in the district and have a Kenergy membership in their name will be eligible to serve.  Anyone who is interested in being considered for the position should contact Debbie Hayden at 270-689-6101 or dhayden@kenergycorp.com to request an application.  Applications must be returned by July 31, 2021.

 

 

Broadband Update – May 3, 2021

While Kenergy will not be a broadband provider, we have still been working closely with Conexon as they develop their design and buildout in our service territory. Conexon was awarded $21,396,303.60 in the state of Kentucky during the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) auction in 2020.

Kenergy is in the process of developing a work plan for a fiber smart grid buildout. This fiber smart grid will provide real-time communication with our entire system including equipment in the field.

Once completed, Kenergy’s work plan will be submitted to the Kentucky Public Service Commission (KPSC) for its consideration and approval. Upon receiving approval of the work plan, Kenergy will then need to file a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) before any construction can begin.  This process could take several months to complete and is contingent on approval from the KPSC. If the work plan and CPCN are approved, Kenergy would construct the fiber network and enter into a lease agreement with Conexon for the purpose of providing broadband to our members.

Co-op Connections Discontinued

It has been great offering the Co-op Connections discounts to our members for the past 25 years. However, our association with Touchstone Energy (TSE) has come to an end.  Members will no longer have access to the TSE website to print discount coupons or to the Co-op Connections smart phone app.  Local discount providers may choose to continue their discount at their own discretion, so members may continue using their card at their favorite local businesses that do so.

You will no longer see discounts listed in your Member Matters newsletter or on Kenergy’s website.

Job Opening – Warehouse Technician

Kenergy is now accepting applications for Warehouse Technician at our Owensboro office location. Applications are being accepted now through April 6th. Click HERE to view the description and apply!

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 full case file on 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.