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Case Study of South Kentucky RECC's Smart Grid Investment Grant Program

October 2015
South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation
Kentucky, SKRECC, Touchstone Energy, SGIG, metering

On August 6, 2009 South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (SKRECC) applied for a Department of Energy Grant as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to install an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system throughout our service territory. We received preliminary approval for the grant on October 27, 2009.

SKRECC is a rural electric distribution cooperative organized in 1938 and is located in South Central Kentucky. SKRECC provides electric service to the counties of Pulaski, Russell, Wayne, Clinton, McCreary, Casey, Lincoln, Adair, Rockcastle, Cumberland and Laurel in Kentucky and the counties of Pickett and Scott in Tennessee. We purchase our power from East Kentucky Power Cooperative (our Generation and Transmission provider). SKRECC currently has 66,472 active accounts and maintains 6,762 miles of distribution line and 51,676 transformers supported by 150,354 poles. Residential members represent the majority of our accounts representing over 93% of the active accounts and our member density is relatively low with only 9.83 members per mile of distribution line.