Local electric companies join forces to fight utility fraud during “Utility Scam Awareness Day”

November 14, 2017 -- The phone calls are often urgent. Pay a past due balance on your electric bill, now, before your electricity is disconnected. For some local residents and small business owners, the calls may come during peak hours and rush times when people are more likely to be distracted. In a panic, many provide credit card information to get the situation resolved quickly.

It’s tactics like these, typically employed by scammers, that local electric companies say could cost their members and customers thousands of dollars a year.

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Ready or not, here comes winter!

Oct. 27, 2017 -- Autumn has been exceptionally warm here in western Kentucky, but like it or not, winter is coming. Now is the perfect time to take steps to cut back your electrical usage this winter and those higher winter power bills. Here are some tips from West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative to get you started:

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Avoid Electrical Hazards at Halloween

pumpkinHalloween is a one of the best times of the year for children and adults, too. Nonetheless, with decorative lights, fog machines, black lights and animatronics, this spooky holiday can be full of electrical hazards if you are not cautious. Check for electrical hazards to avoid the risk of fire or electrical shock. The following tips will help lessen the risk of injuries:

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Welcome to MY Power

 

West Kentucky RECC is excited to introduce MY POWER, a great new tool to help you understand and manage your electricity use.

With MY POWER you can quickly see your monthly, daily and hourly usage reports. The onscreen temperature charts also show precisely how weather affects your usage.

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Member Appreciation Days at West Kentucky Rural Electric

Sept. 21, 2017 – West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative will host Member Appreciation Days in Benton, Mayfield and Murray during October. Co-op members and their families are encouraged to attend. Events are scheduled at the following locations:

Benton office - Thursday, October 5
Mayfield office - Tuesday, October 10
Murray Chestnut Park - Tuesday, October 24

Co-op employees will serve free hamburgers and hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at each location. There will also be door prizes, giveaways, and the chance for members to learn more about their electric cooperative. Everyone is encouraged to stop by for food and fun.

Please note that the Murray event has been relocated to Chestnut Park to provide more space.

Headquartered in Mayfield, West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, Inc. is a Touchstone Energy Cooperative distributing Tennessee Valley Authority power.