When winter temperatures drop and storms hit, it can be challenging to stay safe and warm. Winter storm severity varies depending on where you live, but nearly all Americans are affected by extreme winter storms at some point. We care about your safety, and we want you to be prepared.
What do 1,500 high school students, our nation’s capital and electric cooperatives have in common? The Washington Youth Tour (WYT), of course!
WYT was established with one thought in mind – to inspire our next generation of leaders. Since 1964, more than 50,000 young Americans have taken advantage of this special opportunity offered by their electric cooperative.
Tomorrow, December 10th, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting 2-3 hours, improvements will be made to the lines that provide your power. All power should be restored by noon. This is just part of our efforts to ensure you have safe, reliable energy.
Why do we have planned outages?
Occasionally, the equipment we use to bring power to your home needs to be replaced, repaired or improved. When this happens, as a way to keep our crews and you safe, we plan an interruption to electric service.
To help you through the interruption, we recommend the following:
Blue Grass Energy is hosting its annual holiday giving campaign called the 12 Days of Giving. Stop by from Dec. 1 through Dec. 16 - the first 12 business days in December - and help us support our local food pantries and the Kentucky Children's Hospital.
For the food pantries:
Bring nonperishable food items to any local BGEnergy office. The items will go to local pantry locations throughout our service area helping families in need during the holidays.
Many of us will be thankful for a delicious home cooked dinner next week. But did you know that cooking accounts for 4.5Benne% of total energy use in U.S. homes? And that figure doesn't include the energy associated with refrigeration, hot water heating, and dishwashing. Added together, that means that as much as 15% of the energy in the average American home is used in the kitchen.
This holiday season, we wanted to share some easy ways to reduce unnecessary energy use while still enjoying all of your family’s favorite dishes.
Wrong, if you use light-emitting diodes (LEDs) to do your holiday decorating. These hardy, energy-saving lights are guaranteed to give you one less thing to worry about so you can better focus on the joys of the season. Why are LED holiday lights better than traditional bulbs?
Many Kentucky homes waste energy and valuable dollars because of leaks in the duct system.
If you have a forced-air heating and cooling system, you can typically improve the efficiency of your system by as much 30 percent by finding, sealing and insulating leaks. And best of all, you could receive a $250 rebate from Blue Grass Energy. You may do the work yourself, or hire a contractor.
When Mother Nature or some other force strikes knocking out power, members are letting us know via the keyboard on their cell phone. “This is great!”, “It is so easy to use!” and “It was so fast” are some of the comments we have received from members who have utilized the texting option.
Enrolling in outage texting is easy. Just follow these simple steps:
Touchstone Energy® Cooperatives is a national network of electric cooperatives across 46 states that provides resources and leverages partnerships to help member cooperatives and their employees better engage and serve their members. By working together, Touchstone Energy cooperatives stand as a source of power and information to their 32 million member-owners every day.