Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (Nolin RECC)

Location: 
Nolin RECC covers Breckinridge, Bullitt, Grayson, Green, Hardin, Hart, LaRue, Meade and Taylor
Project Owner: 
Nolin Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation
Project Type: 
Rural electric cooperative
Project Partner: 
Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet, East Kentucky Power Cooperative

Nolin RECC, headquartered in Elizabethtown, Kentucky is the first electric cooperative in the nation to achieve PEER certification and the first electric utility in Kentucky to achieve PEER Gold. As an electrical distribution cooperative serving approximately 35,000 homes and businesses across parts of nine Kentucky counties, Nolin RECC takes pride in delivering safe, reliable, and affordable power to its owner-members. Attaining this comprehensive certification allows Nolin RECC to effectively benchmark with other utilities on its continuous improvement and strategic planning efforts.
Among many initiatives, Nolin RECC achieved PEER Gold by launching an emergency response plan that better ensures safe/reliable service, continuously monitors power quality on each service point on its 3,000-mile system, and establishes enhanced tracking to determine root causes of equipment failures and to prevent problems.
“PEER certification shows that Nolin RECC is performing above most utilities. We’re the first electric co-op in the nation to obtain PEER. That means we’re at an elite level of service performance.” – Mickey Miller, president and CEO, Nolin RECC