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The grid is built for resiliency

Your co-op works 24/7, 365 days a year to ensure you have electricity every day

A resilient electric grid begins with a system that is designed and built to withstand high winds, powerful storms, cybersecurity threats and other disruptions.

A resilient grid is also flexible and adaptable by allowing different types of generation—such as wind, solar, coal and hydro—to seamlessly work together to provide you with safe and reliable power.

Resiliency is a 24/7, 365-days-a-year task. Whether it’s the power lines, substations or generation facilities on our grid, it takes proactive maintenance and investment to keep them running smoothly.

Similar to the way we maintain our vehicles with regular oil changes, inspections and tire rotations, a grid must also be properly maintained. Throughout the year, we regularly conduct pole and line inspections. Our goal is to find a potential problem before it becomes a major one. For example, if we find a weak pole that has damage, we replace that pole. Doing so ensures that pole is as strong—or as resilient—as it can be. 

Living in Kentucky, we know that significant power outages can occur. Whether we’re at the mercy of tornadoes, snow or ice storms, we have confidence in the resiliency of our system to recover from the situation with as little disruption as possible.

Resilience is defined as “the ability to bounce back, recover quickly and go back into shape or position after being stretched.” When it comes to providing our consumer-members with resilient service, this is what we work toward—day in and day out.

 

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