There are many benefits to your Cooperative membership. First, your membership means that you have an active role in making decisions about your utility. Also, your Cooperative is owned by you and your neighbors and is located in the service area we cover. Staffed and managed by people from your communities, you can trust your Cooperative to always have your best interest in mind. Also, as a member-owner, you are protected by a nationally recognized Electric Consumers Bill of Rights.
West Kentucky Rural Electric, like many electric cooperatives, is owned by our members. Members contribute equitably to the capital of our Cooperative. The membership is represented by a Board of Directors, elected each year during the Annual Meeting of Members. West Kentucky Rural Electric is voluntary and open to all persons who are able to use our services within our service area.
Daily operations for the Cooperative are carried out by a staff of 92 employees under management by the President & CEO David Smart. Oversight is provided by a Board of Directors, elected by the membership and representative of each of the Cooperative's four districts.
If you are purchasing a home, the original homeowners may be able to tell you what service area you belong to. If your home is new or if you are relocating a mobile home, you can call the WKRECC offices and we can help determine your location.
West Kentucky Rural Electric purchases our power from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and distributes it to your homes, farms and businesses through a network of more than 4,000 miles of power lines.
When jobs become available at WKRECC, we post the position here. We may also advertise in local newspapers and in appropriate industry publications and websites. Each posting will include application procedures. Resumes must be submitted online as directed by the posting. Once resumes are analyzed, we will contact those individuals who we feel are best qualified to complete the interview process. It is important to note that WKRECC conducts mandatory drug testing for pre-employment as well as random drug testing of our employees. West Kentucky Rural Electric does not accept unsolicited resumes.
As a member-owned and led electric cooperative, West Kentucky Rural Electric is committed to supporting the communities we serve. If your civic organization is interested in having WKRECC as a sponsor, please click here to submit a contribution request.