Blue Grass Energy members who want to help the environment and future generations by powering their home or business with renewable energy will soon have their chance. We are teaming with other Kentucky Touchstone Energy Cooperatives to build and operate a 60-acre solar farm that is expected to begin generating sun-powered electricity this fall.
When Ola Miller decided to move to her family’s farm, she bought a manufactured home rather than building a house. That’s how she learned how easy it was to upgrade to a more energy efficient manufactured home through her electric co-op.
Miller is among the many Kentuckians who are taking advantage of the ENERGY STAR Manufactured Home program. Participants automatically get a better quality ENERGY STAR certified home that is much more comfortable and less expensive to heat and cool.
Reducing household energy use doesn’t mean doing without. It doesn’t require walking around your house wearing extra sweaters and earmuffs in the dead of winter. It does means being smarter about how you manage the energy you do use. We want you to consider Blue Grass Energy as your trusted resource for exploring energy-saving ideas. As a not-for-profit, member-owned electric co-op, we want to help our members with energy efficiency.
As of 5:00 p.m., restoration efforts are complete and all Blue Grass Energy members should have power. Severe storms hit our area yesterday causing approximately 8,000 members to be without power; the damage was widespread over 23 counties served by Blue Grass Energy. The saturated ground caused trucks to get stuck requiring the need for dozers. Other obstacles were fallen trees, downed lines, broken crossarms, and poles.
As of 6:15 a.m., Blue Grass Energy has 32 outages affecting approximately 500 members. The largest of these are in Pendleton and Bourbon County. Crews worked through the night restoring power and will continue working until all power is restored. It is expected that all members should have power restored today. Please report any lines down and stay away from any downed power lines. The outage number is 888-655-4243. Outage updates are also updated on our Facebook and Twitter accounts. Place stay away from downed power lines.
Currently, we have 363 members without power with the majority of these in Pendleton County. Crews continue to work through the night, and we hope to have all power restored by noon tomorrow (Wednesday).
As of 8:45 p.m., Blue Grass Energy has 61 outages affecting approximately 860 members. Outages are widespread, with most in Pendleton, Harrison and Anderson County. Additional crews arrived late this afternoon. Damage was widespread, and progress has been difficult. Several broken poles have been discovered as well as numerous lines down. Dozers are needed to assist trucks in order to replace broken poles. Crews will continue working throughout the night. Most members should have power restored sometime tomorrow (Thursday, March 2). Please remember to stay away from any downed lines.
Restoring power after a large weather event takes significant time. Crews are still working and will continue through the night. However progress is slow. We are having to use dozers in some areas because of the conditions.
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