As of Noon, our outage numbers have climbed to over 7,000 members without power. We have secured the assistance of 52 additional linemen from Taylor County RECC, Meade County RECC, Nolin Electric and Davis H. Elliott Contracting.
We are working as safely and swiftly as possible. Our employees will continue to work until all power is restored. We appreciate everyone's patience.
A heavy, wet snow fell across our service area last night. As a result, the weight of the snow has caused numerous trees and spans of wire to fall. As of 8:00 a.m., we have just over 4,000 members without power.
As temperatures drop this winter, many will look for supplemental heating sources for their homes. Space heaters can be an alternative for those who want to warm one area of their home without turning up the thermostat on the central heating system. However, space heaters are also responsible for 32 percent of house fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. If you are planning to use a space heater in your home this winter, review these tips to keep you, your family and your property safe.
Madison County and Blue Grass Energy were recognized recently at the Kentucky Association of Economic Development Fall Conference in Bowling Green, KY by StateBook International for having two of the top economic development StateBook microsites in Kentucky. StateBook is the first online marketplace to unite economic development organizations, site selectors and communities nationwide in the site-selection process for business locations of both domestic and international firms.
We are once again hosting our annual holiday giving campaign, the 12 Days of Giving. This year, we are collecting items for Make-A-Wish.
December 1 through December 18, the first 12 business days in December, you can help us make wishes come true by making a financial donation that will go directly to Make-A-Wish. You can call, mail or drop by any of our local offices to make the donation.
Blue Grass Energy celebrated the startup of a 60-acre solar farm that allows co-op members to participate and receive the benefits of solar energy.
Cooperative Solar Farm One features more than 32,000 solar panels and can generate enough power to meet all the needs of 1,000 typical Kentucky homes.
Cooperative members have said they want options for renewable energy for their home or business. Now, they can license solar panels from Blue Grass Energy and receive the benefits of solar power without the hassles of private solar.
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.