West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative reminds the public to practice electrical safety

Mayfield, Ky— Every day, we rely on electricity to power our homes, farms, and businesses.  West Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, your not-for-profit electric utility, reminds you to always be safe around electric appliances, equipment, and power lines.  May is National Electrical Safety Month, and it’s a great time to raise awareness on how to avoid potential electrical hazards.
By taking simple precautions, everyone can avoid electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries, and property loss.  Here are some safety tips:

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Digital devices impact energy use

Ah, the Digital Age. We have gadgets galore, the ability to manage our homes in new and innovative ways, brilliant images and captivating sounds of modern entertainment options and of course, the internet. Clearly, digital devices reign supreme. Yet these cool new capabilities come with a couple of pitfalls; vampire loads and the issue of “technology reincarnation.”

Over the course of the Digital Age, electricity use has continued to increase. Families have multiple televisions. Computer prices have plummeted, meaning many homes now have multiple computers. Everyone in the family needs a cell phone. Gaming consoles and set top cable/satellite boxes satisfy our desire for entertainment.

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Storm Causes Power Outages Across West Kentucky RECC Service Area

(Mayfield, Ky.) March 1, 2017 – West Kentucky Rural Electric crews are working to safely restore service to members who are without power due to damage from the storm system that crossed the service area early Wednesday.

Members should be aware that some of these repairs will require several more hours to complete and some may carry over into Thursday.

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West Kentucky Rural Electric Automated Meter Testing Standards

All the automated meters purchased by WKRECC are manufactured and tested in accordance with the following standards:

ANSI C12.1 American National Standard Code for Electricity Metering, which establishes acceptable performance criteria for AC watthour meters, demand meters, demand registers, pulse devices and auxiliary devices. It establishes acceptable in-service performance levels for meters and devices used in revenue metering.

C12.10 American National Standard Code for Electromechanical Watt-hour Meters, covering the physical aspects of watt-hour meters including ratings, internal wiring arrangements, pertinent dimensions, markings and other general specifications. C12.10 references ANSI C12.1 and ANSI C12.20 for performance requirements. Dimensions and other relevant specifications are coordinated ANSI C12.7 that address meter sockets.

C12.20 American National Standard Code for Electricity Meters 0.2 and 0.5 Accuracy Class, establishes the physical aspects and performance criteria for a meter's accuracy class. It supersedes certain details in ANSI C12.1 and ANSI C12.10. and specifically address meters intended to operate in 0.2% or 0.5% accuracy class.

While compliance with C12.20 exceeds the requirements for residential and small commercial metering, WKRECC voluntarily complies and requires testing to the Class .2 criteria having ± 0.2% accuracy range.

Members may request a copy of their individual meter certification results. Please click here to submit an email request for your meter certification results.