sherman tanks unloading from a boat

LST-77 off-loading M4 Sherman tanks at Anzio, Italy, May 1944.


Small Power, Big Story. The City of Paris is one of the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency’s (KYMEA) 11 member communities and one of our power suppliers. While their diesel engine power plant provides a relatively small amount of energy to our overall portfolio of coal, solar, natural gas, and hydroelectric, the plant has a big […]

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Owensboro Utility signs 20-year solar deal

The City Utility Commission on Thursday signed an agreement that will supplement Owensboro Municipal Utilities’ energy portfolio with solar power for the first time in its history. According to a purchase power agreement OMU signed with Texas-based Open Road Renewables, about 5 percent of the city’s local energy will come from an 800-acre, 86-megawatt solar farm […]

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Western Kentucky to soak up the sun with state’s largest solar farm

Kentucky is about to catch some rays in a big way. A new solar farm coming to Western Kentucky in 2022 promises to be the state’s biggest — by a wide margin. Some 800 acres of solar panels are planned for Lyon County, just north of Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area. At their […]

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KYMEA Board of Directors Approves Largest Solar Project in Kentucky

The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA) and Ashwood Solar I, LLC, a joint venture between MAP® Energy and Open Road Renewables (ORR), executed an agreement on Thursday, August 23, 2018 to bring a new solar power plant to Kentucky. The plant will be located on approximately 800 acres in Western Kentucky and will be among […]

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FPB endorses solar energy agreement in marathon meeting

After months of contentious debate, the Frankfort Plant Board approved an agreement with a solar energy provider for the next 20 years. Tuesday night’s FPB Board of Directors meeting added a few more hours of debate before the board ultimately voted 3-2 to approve the power purchase agreement, procured through the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency. […]

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What is KYMEA, and Why Did Berea Join It?

If you’ve been following Berea City Council meetings lately, you may have noticed there’s a little confusion about what to call the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA). More importantly, some question why the City of Berea would join KYMEA in the first place. For years, Kentucky Utilities has been Berea’s electric provider, and for much […]

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Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency Seeks Wind, Solar

The Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy. Specifically, the RFP is soliciting proposals to supply electric capacity and energy from renewable sources between May 1, 2019, and June 1, 2022, for terms of 10-20 years. The agency anticipates considering purchases ranging from 250 kW to 50 […]

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PSC Approves Big Rivers Power Supply Contract With KYMEA

Big Rivers Electric Corporation announced the Kentucky Public Service Commission’s (PSC) approval of a ten-year power supply contract with the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA). Under the agreement signed earlier this year, Big Rivers will provide 100 megawatts (MW) beginning in June of 2019. The supply could also be expanded by an additional 50 MW later […]

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Big Rivers Signs 10-Year Power Supply Contract with KYMEA

Big Rivers Electric Corporation is proud to announce the finalization of a ten-year power supply contract with the Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency (KYMEA). Under the agreement authorized on July 13th, Big Rivers will provide between 75 and 100 megawatts (MW) beginning in June of 2019. The supply could also be expanded by up to 50 […]

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Paducah Power to Sell Energy to Power Agency

Paducah Power System leaders say they’ve figured out a way to help lower your power bill, but it will take four years before you notice the change. The Paducah Power board approved a contract with Kentucky Municipal Energy Agency Wednesday. The contract starts in 2019, but Paducah Power leaders say they won’t see any money from […]

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