Big Rivers Electric Corporation
201 Third Street
P.O. Box 24
Henderson, KY 42420
In 1961, three western Kentucky cooperatives realized a need for a long-term power supplier and created a generation and transmission cooperative, Big Rivers Electric Corporation.
Today, not-for-profit Big Rivers continues to serve its three Member-Owner cooperatives: Kenergy Corporation, based in Henderson; Meade County Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, based in Brandenburg; and Jackson Purchase Energy Corporation, based in Paducah. Combined, these modern cooperatives provide power to more than 116,000 homes, farms, and businesses in 22 counties.
Big Rivers owns and operates power plants in three locations: the Robert A. Reid Plant (130 MW), the Kenneth C. Coleman Plant (443 MW), the Robert D. Green Plant (454 MW) and the D. B. Wilson Plant (417 MW) totaling 1,444 net MW of generating capacity. Total power capacity is 1,819 MW, including rights to Henderson Municipal Power and Light (HMP&L) Station Two and contracted capacity from the Southeastern Power Administration (SEPA).
Big Rivers owns, operates, and maintains more than 1,295-mile in transmission lines.