Nolin RECC is committed to providing our members with the most reliable and affordable electric service possible.
As a member cooperative of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC), Nolin RECC receives electricity to distribute to our members from their generation facilities as well as the regional PJM Interconnection. EKPC maintains power plant capacity to serve the 1.1 million residents its 16 owner-member cooperatives in 87 Kentucky counties. PJM is the nation’s largest electric grid operator, creating an interconnected “market” across 13 states through which electricity can be supplied and purchased.
Recent media reports have focused on the potential for electric grid reliability issues this summer in much of the Midwest and Western states. The area featured in these reports does not include Nolin RECC or EKPC territory. PJM released its assessment in May indicating that it has enough resources to meet electricity needs for this summer, based on projections of peak demand.
“Recent high temperatures and other factors across the country have caused some concern for local residents regarding the capacity to sustain reliable electric service during times of high demand. Though circumstances can change, we don’t anticipate having service interruptions due to demand on the grid this summer,” says Nolin RECC President & CEO Greg Lee.
Even though major service interruptions are not expected, energy-saving actions are encouraged all year as a part of Nolin’s commitment to our members. A few simple actions such as turning off lights or using smaller appliances to cook can both reduce demand on the grid and also result in lower electric bills for the member.
Find more ways to save energy this summer HERE.