Our scholarship application is now open!
This year, Kenergy will award three $1,000 scholarships and twenty-four $500 scholarships.
The student must be a Kenergy member-owner or have his or her primary residence with a parent or legal guardian who receives electric service from Kenergy. Previous winners may not apply. One application per person. Applications will close at midnight on June 30th.
For more information and to apply, click HERE
Safety culture takes a team. That’s why Kenergy has made the commitment to zero contacts along with our electrical cooperative friends across the nation. We are committed to eliminating serious injuries and fatalities due to electrical contact and continuing to keep safety our top priority.
A ‘commitment to zero contacts’ sticker was added above each door handle as one more reminder to our employees to be safe. Our members, coworkers, and families depend on it.
With heat and humidity often overwhelming during Kentucky summers, air conditioners and fans are essential for staying cool and comfortable. Even though air conditioners are everyday appliances, it’s important to be aware of their potential hazards. Contact with electric current from air conditioners and fans causes a high number of electrocutions and injuries each year.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, in 2010, air conditioners, fans and other related equipment caused 7,400 reported home fires with $207 million in direct property damage. Accidents in June, July and August accounted for nearly half of all air conditioner fires throughout the year.
When relying on air conditioners and fans to keep you cool, make sure you follow these five electrical safety tips:
- Select and install cooling equipment for safety and effectiveness.
- Hire a qualified, licensed electrician to install and service all electrical equipment in your home.
- Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all electric-powered equipment.
- Inspect and maintain equipment regularly for safety.
- Make sure equipment has label showing it has been approved by a recognized testing laboratory.
When checking the safety of your fans, ensure the guards are in place and secure. Fans less than 7 feet off the ground must have guards around them to stop people from touching the blades. And just like with other electrical appliances, check if the plugs and cord are in good condition. All electrical prongs should be in place, and the cord shouldn’t be frayed.
In addition to following these electrical safety tips, don’t forget to change your air conditioner’s filter and have a professional clean the air ducts to protect your family’s health. Mold can grow in the indoor section of an air conditioner and can cause respiratory problems if not cleaned properly.
If you have a window air conditioner in each room of your home, consider upgrading to a ductless mini-split system or a central air conditioner or installing new security measures. Window units and their accordion-like wings that block outside air can be pushed into the home, allowing intruders to enter. By installing an air conditioner bracket to the outside of the window unit or by adding sliding window locks to each side of the frame, your window air conditioner will be harder to move out of place. Ductless mini-split systems have a 3-inch hole connecting the outside and inside units’ refrigerant lines, leaving your windows locked and making it harder for unwanted guests to enter.
Please be aware that Kenergy will be utilizing Touchstone Energy Services to conduct member surveys. Calls will be placed from now until the end of May. These calls will be coming from 919 area codes and the call-takers will identify themselves as Data Decisions Group on behalf of Kenergy. No calls will be made on Sundays and calls during the week will end by 8:30pm. Your feedback on these surveys will help us continue to improve the services we provide you, our members.
Candidates have until Thursday, May 30th to apply. View the job description and apply HERE
All Kenergy offices will be closed Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day.
A vendor for Kenergy will be performing network maintenance on Monday, April 29th at 11:59pm. We anticipate the work to last for approximately 2 hours. Members will not be able to access the SmartHub application to make payments during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Kenergy’s 2019 Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 11, at our Kenergy Henderson office, located at 6402 Old Corydon Road, Henderson, KY, 42419.
As a reminder, this will only be a business meeting. Our annual meeting underwent formatting changes in 2018. There will be no buckets, no bulbs, no meal, no entertainment and no door prizes. The buckets and bulbs will be given at Member Appreciation Day in October.
The scholarship application process will continue to be online only this year. Applicants can apply online during the entire month of June. During the first week of July, a random computerized drawing will be held for 3 – $1,000 scholarships and 24 – $500 scholarships. The member applicant will simply go online, watch a 3.5-minute video, answer multiple-choice questions from the video, and complete the short application form. Learn more about the application process on our Scholarships page.
Annual Meeting Schedule:
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Member Registration
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Business Meeting
An underground utility line is damaged once every nine minutes nationwide because someone decided to dig without first calling 811, according to data collected by Common Ground Alliance (CGA).
The CGA, the association dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the safety of people who dig near them, collects information from utility owners throughout the United States to measure the scope of damages nationwide.
Digging without knowing the approximate location of underground utilities can result in damage to gas, electric, communications, water and sewer lines, which can lead to service disruptions, serious injuries and costly repairs.
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