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Cooperative Solar offers easy, affordable renewable solar energy


Members of Jackson Energy now can tap into renewable solar energy for their home or business without the headaches of installing and maintaining solar panels themselves.

Ealy, Johnson named national finalists in 'Who Powers You'


Who Powers You? For thousands of people in Jackson County, Laurel County and beyond, the answer is, Linda Ealy and Zachary Johnson.

Using space heaters can be costly


If you use an electric space heater in your home be prepared for a significant increase in your monthly electric bill.

JEC crews helping restore power in South Carolina after Hurricane Matthew

"Cooperation among cooperatives" is one of the seven cooperative business principles. When a hurricane recently hit East Coast states, that principle had a name, Matthew, and was headed to South Carolina.


JEC's Clear Zone provides safe, reliable power


Southeastern Kentucky is known for its natural beauty, including an abundance of trees and the Daniel Boone National Forest. We appreciate the shaded canopies and fall foliage and learn to live with the occasional tree across the road or fallen tree limbs.

Wright appointed to state education council

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed Jackson Energy President & CEO Carol Wright to serve on the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.

The 16-member board coordinates postsecondary and adult education in the state.

The council is composed of 13 citizen members, one student and one faculty member, all appointed by the governor. The additional member, the commissioner of the Kentucky Department of Education, serves as a non-voting member.

Remembering Fred Callahan

Former Jackson Energy Board Chairman Fred Callahan passed away Saturday, May 28. He was 94 years old. Mr. Callahan was elected as the Owsley County representative in 1961 and later served as chairman of the Jackson Energy Board of Directors for 27 years. He also served on the board of the Kentucky Association of Electric Cooperatives.

Mr. Callahan was a former basketball coach, educator, banker and a World War II veteran. He and his wife, Louise, had two daughters. "Mr. Callahan was a true advocate for Jackson Energy," said JEC President & CEO Carol Wright.

Taking electrical safety to our members

Big trucks with flashing electrical arcs draw students to Jackson Energy's safety demonstrations.


Words like "wow" and shouts of "Do it again!" drift across the parking lot as the buzz of the electrical hum and punctuation of voltage arcs mesmerize the students. It's not the special effects Jackson Energy Safety Director Brandon Long hopes they remember from the demonstration. He wants them to remember to be safe around electricity.