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Fitch Upgrades Big Rivers Credit Rating to BBB-

FITCH UPGRADES BIG RIVERS ELECTRIC CORP. TO ‘BBB-‘; OUTLOOK REVISED TO STABLE Fitch Ratings-New York-05 July 2018: Fitch Ratings has upgraded the following bonds issued by Big Rivers Electric Corporation (BREC) to ‘BBB-‘ from ‘BB’: –$83 million County of Ohio pollution control revenue bonds, series 2010A. The Rating Outlook is revised to Stable from Positive.Continue Reading

Big Rivers Secures USDA Grant for Educational Solar Project

August 25, 2017 HENDERSON, Ky. – Big Rivers Electric Corporation has secured an $84,175 federal grant to assist in the building of a new, educational solar array project. The USDA Rural Development funding was awarded through the Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP. This renewable energy and energy efficiency loan and grant program isContinue Reading

Moody’s Update Affirms Positive Credit Rating Outlook

Big Rivers Electric Corporation: Update following outlook change to positive CREDIT OPINION: August 17, 2017 Full Big Rivers Credit Opinion Update Big Rivers Electric Corporation (Big Rivers, Ba2 positive) has good prospects for achieving stronger financial metrics that is providing positive momentum for the cooperative’s credit quality despite its substantial excess generation capacity, which represents a primaryContinue Reading

LS Power, Hoosier Energy and Big Rivers Selected by MISO for First Competitive Transmission Project

December 20, 2016 – LS Power, Hoosier Energy, and Big Rivers are pleased to have been selected by the Midcontinent Independent System Operator, Inc. (MISO) to implement, own, and operate the Duff-Coleman EHV 345 kV Competitive Transmission Project to be located in Indiana and Kentucky. The competitive process for Duff-Coleman was the first conducted byContinue Reading

PSC Approves Big Rivers Power Supply Contract with KyMEA

HENDERSON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2016) – Big Rivers Electric Corporation is proud to announce the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s (PSC) approval of a ten-year power supply contract with the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KyMEA). Under the agreement signed earlier this year, Big Rivers will provide 100 megawatts (MW) beginning in June of 2019. The supplyContinue Reading

Lt. Gov. Hampton Visits Big Rivers to Celebrate Safety Record

Beth Smith,  5:23 p.m. CDT August 31, 2016 Big Rivers Electric Corporation caught the attention of one of the Kentucky’s top government officials. Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton toured the Sebree Station, located in the Robards area, and visited with staff Wednesday afternoon to congratulate employees on a safety milestone. “We are right at 2.5 millionContinue Reading

Wilson Station Earns Big Rivers’ 40th Governor’s Safety and Health Award

BIG RIVERS ELECTRIC CORPORATION-WILSON STATION PRESENTED GOVERNOR’S SAFETY AND HEALTH AWARD FRANKFORT, Ky. (Mar. 22, 2016) – Kentucky Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey announced today that the 100 employees of Big Rivers Electric Corporation–Wilson Station have earned a Governor’s Safety and Health Award for their 1.7 million hours of work without a lost time injury.Continue Reading

An Inside Look at Sebree Station

On October 14th, state lawmakers, county judge-executives and economic developers had the opportunity to tour the Big Rivers Electric Corporation’s Sebree Station in Robards, KY. This video, produced by the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives, provides a glimpse inside a working power plant.

Big Rivers Power Plants Win Operational Excellence Awards

HENDERSON, Ky. – Big Rivers Electric Corporation received national recognition for Operational Excellence of its D.B. Wilson Station, located in Ohio County, Ky., and the Henderson Power and Light (HMP&L) Station Two plant it operates in Henderson County, Ky. The D.B. Wilson Station placed runner-up in the 2015 Navigant Generation Knowledge Service (GKS) Operational ExcellenceContinue Reading