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HQ Location: Somerset, Kentucky
Project Contact Information:
P.O. Box 910, Somerset, KY 42502
925-929 North Main Street,
Somerset, KY 42501
South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Cooperation, located in Somerset, Kentucky, will receive $9.5 million in funding to develop a smarter energy grid. The U.S. Department of Energy selected South Kentucky Rural Electric as one of 100 companies to receive federal stimulus funds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The stimulus funds will be used to upgrade the electric metering system to a smart meter network for more than 66,000 families and businesses in rural Kentucky. More >>
Town billed as 'Heart of the Billion Dollar Coalfield' welcomes region's largest renewable energy project
A crew of electricians and construction workers, several with experience in the coal-mining industry, worked through this week to install 46 high-performance SolarWorld solar electric power panels on the roof of the Williamson Family Care Center, ushering renewable energy into a town long known as the "Heart of the Billion Dollar Coalfield."
Kentucky farmers could get funding for being ‘green’
1/14/2011: Business Journal
Kentucky farmers who invest in energy-efficient improvements on their farms may qualify for federal funding in 2011. The Kentucky Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy (GOAP) announced Friday the availability of applications for the 2011 ARRA On-Farm Energy Efficiency & Production Incentives Program. Through the program, farmers may receive 25 percent reimbursement of the actual cost of a federally qualified energy saving item, up to $10,000.
Stimulus lets U of L energy center thrive
Roughly $8 million in federal economic stimulus funding allowed a University of Louisville energy center to hire 28 people and retain three more, who are helping the state’s schools and businesses to save big on energy costs.