Member Cooperatives

 

Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation

(270) 442-7321
http://www.JPEnergy.com


Serves: Ballard, Carlisle, Graves, Livingston, Marshall and McCracken
Headquartered: Paducah, KY
Number of accounts: 29,301
Miles of line: 2,923


Kelly Nuckols

President & CEO

 

Kenergy Corporation


(800) 844-4832
http://www.kenergycorp.com


Serves: Breckinridge, Daviess, Caldwell, Crittenden, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Livingston, Lyon, McLean, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Union and Webster
Headquartered: Henderson, KY
Number of accounts: 55,282
Miles of line: 7,047

 

Gregory Starheim

President & CEO

 

Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation


(270) 422-2162
http://www.mcrecc.coop


Serves: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Meade and Ohio
Headquartered: Brandenburg, KY
Number of Members: 28,622
Miles of Line: 2,971

 


Burns Mercer

President & CEO

 

Cooperatives, by their very nature, are teamwork entities. From the early days when neighbors worked together to seek solutions for bringing electricity to their homes, businesses and farms, the natural approach was to team up to accomplish these goals. This teamwork ultimately led to leadership and this leadership was always in touch with the team.

When the need for a long-term reliable power supply became apparent as the catalyst for economic growth in western Kentucky, Henderson-Union Rural Electric Cooperative, headquartered in Henderson, Green River Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, headquartered in Owensboro, and Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, headquartered in Brandenburg, teamed together to find the solution.

The answer was Big Rivers Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation which was founded in 1961 (later to become Big Rivers Electric Corporation) to become the wholesale power supplier to these systems and their emerging economic development loads. In 1984 Jackson Purchase Electric Cooperative Corporation, headquartered in Paducah, elected to become the fourth member of the team that owns Big Rivers. A later consolidation of Green River and Henderson-Union created Kenergy Corp., headquartered in Henderson.

Today the three member-owners of Big Rivers serve approximately 113,000 members in 22 western Kentucky counties.