On Friday, June 12th, Big Rivers Electric and Kenergy made a check presentation to Owensboro Community & Technical College supporting the college’s initiative to provide solar charging in exterior locations on the main campus.
The project investment of $20,000 will provide two solar charging stations, placed in the outdoor mall area on the main campus. Each station is ADA compliant, self-sufficient and will provide charging connectivity for multiple devices. Created much like a picnic table, the station allows for seating for four, a tabletop, and an umbrella. Students will have access to free charging and be able to study and relax between classes while staying on campus and engaging in college-related activities.
A planned outage will occur Thursday, June 4th starting at 8:00 a.m.
Areas affected by this outage include: Bald Knob Road, State Route 143, New Hopewell Church Road, Pullam Threlkeld Road, Old Providence Clay Road, State Route 109, Lutontown Lisman Road, Hammock Road and Old City Road.
Kenergy crews will be working to change out a pole and relocate a three-phase line. This work is estimated to last three hours.
If you have any questions, please call 800-844-4832.
A vendor for Kenergy will be performing network maintenance on Monday, June 8th 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 2020 Annual Meeting will take place on Tuesday, June 9, at our Owensboro Operation Center located at 3051 Fairview Drive, Owensboro, Kentucky, 42303.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines placed by Governor Andy Beshear, attendance at the meeting will be limited.
In 2018, our Annual Meeting underwent format changes and is now only a business meeting. The bucket, bulbs and meal previously at the Annual Meeting will be given out at our Member Appreciation Day in October.
Families should practice electrical safety year-round. Because May is National Electrical Safety Month, however, it’s a good time to pay special attention to cleaning up electrical hazards around the home.
Here’s how to start:
Call a licensed electrician to inspect your home’s wiring. Wiring wears out just like everything else in the home, and when it does, it can pose a fire hazard.
Unplug appliances that you keep near water—like the hairdryer and curling iron on the bathroom sink. Find another outlet where it’s safer to use them. And unplug them when you’re not using them.
Replace lightbulbs in lamps and overhead fixtures whose wattage does not match the manufacturer’s recommended wattage. If a lightbulb’s wattage is higher than the lamp was designed to handle, it can overtax the lamp’s wiring and cause a fire.
Unclutter power strips. Just because your power strip has room for eight plugs doesn’t mean the outlet you plug it into can handle that high of a load. High-voltage devices, like hair dryers, toaster ovens and electric irons shouldn’t go into the same power strip.
Put away extension cords. They are not designed for constant use. Use them only temporarily, like at Christmastime when you need a long cord for your tree, and then pack them up once the holidays are over.
’Tis the season to schedule your air-conditioning system’s annual checkup.
A qualified HVAC tech can do the routine maintenance that will keep your system humming throughout the hot summer, and can diagnose and repair any problems that might have cropped up since your last tune-up.
You can do your part to get your system ready for summer by changing air filters, cleaning leaves and other debris away from the outside unit, and installing a programmable thermostat that will automatically make the house cooler when everyone is in it and a little bit warmer during the day when the family is away.
Kenergy members should be on the lookout for suspicious emails, phone calls, or persons impersonating business employees or charitable organizations. Unfortunately, scammers take advantage of opportunities such as this when households are otherwise preoccupied. If you get a call from someone claiming to represent Kenergy, and they make threats or demand immediate payment, hang up and call us at 800-844-4832.
During this time, many of our members may be working from home or have more people at home during the day than normal. Having more people at home could mean more energy use. More energy use could cause an increase in your electric bill. Be proactive and monitor your energy use to help!
🖥Keep a watch on how many devices are being used and try to limit use of multiple devices at one time.
📱Log in to your account at www.kenergycorp.com or download our SmartHub app and click on ‘My Usage.’ From that tab, you can view your monthly, daily and even hourly usage and compare that data.
🌡Keep your thermostat at a constant temperature throughout the day.
💡Turn lights off when you leave a room. Encourage kids to do the same!