Big Rivers Electric Corporation

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is a member-owned, not-for-profit, generation and transmission cooperative (G&T) headquartered in Henderson, Kentucky. We provide wholesale electric power and services to three distribution cooperative members across 22 counties in western Kentucky.

The member cooperatives are Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, headquartered in Paducah; Kenergy Corp., headquartered in Henderson; and Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, headquartered in Brandenburg. Together, they distribute retail electric power and provide other services to more than 116,000 homes, farms, businesses and industries.

Incorporated in June of 1961, the mission of Big Rivers is to safely deliver low cost, reliable wholesale power and cost-effective shared services desired by the members. Business operations revolve around seven core values: safety, integrity, excellence, member and community service, respect for the employee, teamwork, and environmental consciousness.

Wilson2012_3.5x2_webBig Rivers owns 1,444 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity in four stations: Robert A. Reid (130 MW), Kenneth C. Coleman (443 MW), Robert D. Green (454 MW), and D.B. Wilson (417 MW).

Total power capacity is 1,819 MW, including rights to Henderson Municipal Power and Light (“HMP&L”) Station Two and contracted capacity from Southeastern Power Administration (“SEPA”).

Generating Stations & Office Locations


December 2, 2013

Big Rivers Headquarters earns Governor’s Safety and Health Award

November 20, 2013

Century, Big Rivers and Kenergy file definitive energy agreements for Sebree smelter with the Kentucky Public Service Commission

October 29, 2013

Kentucky PSC adjusts rates for Big Rivers Electric

July 24, 2013

Sebree Station receives 9th Governor’s Safety Award

July 8, 2013

Coleman Station wins 2013 Navigant GKS award for operational excellence

January 29, 2013

PSC largely reaffirms Big Rivers rate decision in rehearing of 2011 rate case

August 31, 2012

PSC OKs energy efficiency plan for Big Rivers

July 11, 2012

Coleman Station in Hawesville receives tenth Governor’s Safety Award

July 10, 2012

Sebree Station in Robards receives eighth Governor’s Safety Award

June 29, 2012

Wilson Station in Centertown receives eleventh Governor’s Safety Award

June 19, 2012

Coleman Station in Hawesville wins Operational Excellence Award