Spring into safety on the farm

(Mayfield, Ky.) April 12, 2018 -- We are finally starting to see some warmer, dryer days here in Western Kentucky, and that means planting season for area farmers. While you prepare to plant the crops that keep the world fed, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative reminds you to spring into safety — especially when working around electricity.

According to a 2014 report from TIME magazine, farming is the sixth most dangerous job in the United States.

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Cold weather triggers spike in local energy use

A harsh winter is driving energy usage up for West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative members. Higher usage means members will see higher bills in the weeks ahead.

We’re not alone—the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives reports that electric cooperatives across Kentucky are seeing double-digit increases in energy use compared to this same period one year ago.

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TVA and WKRECC Team Working to Keep Consumers Warm

Cold temperatures across the area are placing additional demands on the power system, and West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative team members are working hard to ensure you remain safe and warm.

Until the temperature moderates on Thursday afternoon, January 18, residents can help reduce their future power bills – and help ensure continued reliable power for their neighbors – by taking a few simple actions:

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Cold weather drives energy usage up, leads to higher power bills

January 15, 2017 -- Our region is dealing with unusually cold weather this winter and that increases energy usage and leads to higher bills. West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative is definitely seeing an uptick in both usage and energy costs for our members. It’s not too late to take steps to reduce your energy use and save on future bills.

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What's up with my Heat Pump?

Heat pumps work great in our normally mild winter climate, but when the weather turns super cold, heat pump users may get a higher electric bill.

If you have a super-efficient heat pump, you may notice an increase in your electricity bill. During colder-than-normal weather, your heat pump, which is usually really good at pulling heat from the outside air, needs a little help from its backup heat unit to keep your home warm. Unfortunately, this isn’t very efficient and costs more to operate.

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