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Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Leads the Way with Energy Innovation, Wind, Solar

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Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Leads the Way with Energy Innovation, Wind, Solar

Nolin RECC, serving  Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade and Taylor counties, is the first rural electric co-op in the nation to receive certification from Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER). PEER, the world's first certification program that measures power system performance and electricity infrastructure, awarded Nolin the certification in 2018 because of initiatives such as continuous monitoring of power quality, its enhanced tracking of causes for equipment failure and its emergency response plan. Colin hopes it will set an example for other rural energy cooperatives through the certification.

Nolan has led the way in sustainable energy systems, including being one of the 16 member-owned co-operatives participating in Touchstone Energy's solar panel licensing program (www.cooperativesolar.com) and helping drive energy innovation at Kentucky's Ft. Knox military base by helping implement the first known Kentucky wind turbine research project.

The turbine was part of a larger effort to use clean energy sources and efficiency at the base. To learn more about Nolin RECC's green initiatives, click here.

Nolin RECC is a member of East Kentucky Power Cooperative (EKPC). Read a story about EKPC here.

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