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").

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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