Kentucky smart grid toolkit



Kentucky smart grid projects


SKRECC AMI deployment

The South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative's project includes the installation of a fully integrated advanced metering system across the service territory. The installation includes smart meters, enhanced communications infrastructure, in-home displays, and direct load control devices. The project implements two-way communications and utility applications to: 1) allow customers to view their energy consumption at their convenience through the customer web portal and in-home displays, 2) allow SKRECC to manage, measure, and verify targeted demand reduction, 3) provide the utility with automated notifications indicating the scope and location of customer outages, and 4) reduce operational costs.  Get details >>


Kentucky energy news and trends


Kentucky awarded half million in rural energy funds

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded Kentucky $500,000 in grants to fund rural renewable energy projects throughout the state. The grants will go to 43 farm families and rural small businesses to cover the cost of implementing new renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations. Read more at CivSource >>


Look where tomorrow's utility workforce is coming from

Working in partnership with Duke Energy, Owen Electric Cooperative and others, Gateway Technical and Community College in Covington, KY is launching an associate in applied science degree in Energy Technologies this fall. Read more at Smart Grid News >>


GE unveils platinum LEED-certified data center

GE Appliances & Lighting announced the opening of a revolutionary new data center at its Louisville, Kentucky, USA Appliance Park headquarters. GE approached the design, construction and operation of this facility with the intent of reducing data center energy consumption and lowering environmental impact, while providing tremendous computing power to support major product and infrastructure investments now and well into the future. Read more at Sustainable Plant >>


U.S. wind industry drifts South

A gentle Southern breeze is supposed to be relaxing, but it can also grow frustrating over time. Of the 12 states nationwide that have installed less than 1 megawatt of wind power capacity, for example, 10 are south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Winds in the Southeast are often dismissed as too gentle to economically make electricity.  Read more at Mother Nature Network >>


Web resources


Department for Energy Development and Independence

Kentucky State Energy Program

Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency

Kentucky Recovery Website

Kentucky Public Service Commission

Alternative Energy Resources in Kentucky

Kentucky Wind Energy Webinar

Kentucky Solar Partnership


State energy contacts


Energy Development and Independence

500 Mero Street

12th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower

Frankfort, KY 40601-1957

Phone: 502.564.7192

Fax: 504.564.7484



John H. Davies


502.564.7192 fax: 502.564.7484

Greg Guess

(518) 862-1090 x3387

Robert Amato

Director of Generation, Transmission, Distribution



Kentucky utilities


Private Companies

Kentucky Power Co

Kentucky Utilities Co

Louisville Gas & Electric Co

Duke Energy Kentucky



Blue Grass Energy Coop Corp

Fleming-Mason Energy Coop Inc

Jackson Energy Coop Corp

Jackson Purchase Energy Corp

Kenergy Corp

Nolin Rural Electric Coop Corp

Owen Electric Coop Inc

Salt River Electric Coop Corp

South Kentucky Rural E C C

Taylor County Rural E C C



Pennyrile Rural Elec Coop Corp

Tri-County Elec Member Corp

Warren Rural Elec Coop Corp

West Kentucky Rural E C C 



City of Bowling Green

City of Owensboro

City of Paducah

Dixie Electric Membership Corp   

City of Frankfort  

Henderson City Utility

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