The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that cooking alone accounts for 4 percent of total home energy use, and this figure doesn’t include the energy costs associated with refrigeration, hot water heating, and dishwashing.
Keep these tips in mind to manage your energy when preparing your holiday meal:
An old saying in Kentucky is “if you don’t like the weather, just wait a few hours and it will change”. If you have lived here long enough, you know this saying is true.
Living in a region of the U.S. where the climate can change drastically can cause electric usage to vary from month to month. We want to help members manage their energy so we offer a program called Levelized Billing.
Many of our members use our Blue Grass Energy app to manage and pay their monthly utility bill.
Since the recent Apple update, Apple users have experienced difficulty using our app. To correct the problems, members are asked to update their app to the current version available in the App Store. The update should correct the issues members have been experiencing.
On Friday morning, Oct. 7, Blue Grass Energy sent eight linemen with heavy duty equipment to assist in repairing anticipated damage in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Crews will be working for Clay Electric, an electric cooperative near Gainesville, serving nearly 170,000 members in 14 north Florida counties.
Blue Grass Energy is pleased to announce that its wholesale power provider, East Kentucky Power Cooperative, today filed a request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to construct an 8.5-megawatt solar project in Clark County, Ky.
If approved, the cooperative solar installation will be located next to EKPC’s headquarters facilities, adjacent to Interstate 64 and U.S. 60, about two miles east of Fayette County. With more than 32,000 photovoltaic panels covering 60 acres of land, the installation would be one of Kentucky’s largest solar farms.
Tomorrow, July 12th, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., improvements will be made to the transmission line that provides power to the areas listed below. We are doing this 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:
Replace air filters regularly for efficient heating and cooling
Clogged air filters could add $82 to your electric bill every year. Checking, changing, or cleaning your filter once a month saves money and extends the life of your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.
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