East Kentucky Power Cooperative

East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Each year, East Kentucky Power Cooperative’s (EKPC) Spurlock Station uses the equivalent of about 2.4 million tires as fuel to make energy for more than 1 million Kentucky residents.

That’s the equivalent of about half of all the waste tires generated by Kentucky in a typical year.

“Every year, millions of tires in the U.S. end up in landfills, stockpiles or just thrown out

Power Engineering

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) is beginning work on a series of projects at Spurlock Station to ensure the power plant remains in compliance with more stringent environmental rules for years to come.

Totaling over $262 million, these projects are aimed at ensuring future compliance with federal regulations related to handling and storage of coal ash and related materials, as well as handling and discharge of water at the plant.

Winchester Sun

East Kentucky Power Cooperative plans to demolish the powerhouse of a decommissioned power plant in Clark County, Ky.

The powerhouse and stacks of Dale Station, located in southern Clark County on the Kentucky River, will be torn down and removed over the next year.

The plant ceased operations in early 2016. Since that time, the powerhouse, which houses the plant’s generating units, has been unused and is beginning to deteriorate.


America’s military veterans have proven they can be relied upon to get jobs done.

So, East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) is inviting veterans to learn more about careers in helping to safely provide reliable, affordable power to over 1 million Kentucky residents.

In November, EKPC will offer a series of career fairs for veterans to highlight the electric cooperative and its related careers.

Renewable Energy Long Island

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has approved a grant to East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) to help fund the construction of a solar farm in Clark County.

USDA Rural Development announced a grant of $262,637 through its Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Loan and Grant program.

EKPC is constructing a 60-acre solar farm on its headquarters property adjacent to Interstate 64 between Lexington and Winchester. When completed later this year, the $18 million facility will feature 32,300 solar panels.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Starting in 2017, electric cooperative members will be able to license solar panels for their home or business from a solar farm located in Clark County, Ky.

Next spring, East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) will begin installing 32,300 solar panels on 60 acres of the property at its headquarters facility, adjacent to Interstate 64 east of Lexington. The solar farm, one of the largest in Kentucky, is expected to begin generating electricity later in 2017.

East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Confronted with daunting challenges in drawing employers to rural areas, Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives called in some high-tech air support in the form of aerial drones.

Those drones are used to capture video fly-by footage of prospective commercial/industrial sites. They also use high-tech tools to precisely map the topography, landmarks and boundaries of the sites.

The resulting data-rich videos quickly provide valuable information to site selectors who help companies and industries find ideal locations to build new facilities.

EKPC Offers Job Fairs for Veterans

Sep 28, 2016

Safely providing affordable, reliable electricity 24/7/365 is a challenging job. But East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) knows where to turn when they need a few good men and women: America’s military veterans.

In October, EKPC will offer job fairs for veterans to highlight the electric cooperative and its related careers.

Renewable Energy Long Island

East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC) has filed a request with the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) to construct an 8.5-megawatt solar project in Clark County, Ky.

If approved, the cooperative solar installation will be located next to EKPC’s headquarters facilities, adjacent to Interstate 64 and U.S. 60, about two miles east of Fayette County. With more than 32,000 photovoltaic panels covering 60 acres of land, the installation would be one of Kentucky’s largest solar farms.

EKPC Bed Ash Spill Contained

Mar 10, 2014
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

An ash spill last week at the East Kentucky Power Cooperative Spurlock Station east of Maysville was contained to the EKPC property, company officials said.

Nick Comer, EKPC public and media relations representative said Thursday (March 6) the bed ash spill occurred Wednesday around noon.  The cause of the spill was attributed to a leak in the pipeline carrying sluiced bed ash from one of the Spurlock generating units to the ash pond.