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Big Rivers Electric Corporation
201 3rd Street, Henderson, Kentucky, United States

Memberships : NA
Industry : Electric Power
Basic Member
Since Jan, 2017
About Company

The first cooperative principle is voluntary and open membership. This was a driving factor in western Kentucky in 1936 and 1937 when neighbors and friends decided to work together to form Henderson Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation. Spurred by the need for electricity to improve the rural life style and economic benefits, these people voluntarily joined together to be better able to reach their dreams of electricity in their rural homes, farms and businesses. Soon, many people in western Kentucky and other parts of Kentucky and across the entire country were forming cooperative organizations to reach this same dream.

Once established with an infrastructure of wires, poles, transformers, meters, and members consuming electricity, the local cooperatives were viable economic business organizations facing the prospect of significant growth in numbers of members and their increasing appetite for electricity. To meet long-term power supply concerns, it only took a few years to see one of the next cooperatives to be formed. In 1961, three cooperatives, Henderson-Union RECC, headquartered in Henderson, Green River RECC, headquartered in Owensboro, and Meade County RECC, headquartered in Brandenburg, created Big Rivers Electric Corporation. Today the three member-owners of Big Rivers serve more than 115,000 members in 22 counties.

Environmental Services

Big Rivers maintains a comprehensive and least-cost strategy towards environmental compliance. The organization complies with all existing environmental regulations and requirements, evaluates the implications of proposed legislation and regulation to our operations while developing compliance strategies to optimize our position using a cost-effective approach. Robeson directs a well experienced and engaged team to ensure that all appropriate areas of the company are focused on new environmental regulations.

Big Rivers has taken a proactive approach of being a good steward of our environment by already equipping 96% of our generating capacity with scrubbing technology, which removes 90% to 98% of sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions.  Our generating units are equipped with Low NOx Burners to remove nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions.  Additionally, three of our generating units are currently equipped with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology for further high-efficiency nitrogen oxide (NOx) removal.

Administrative Services

Employees are the most important asset at Big Rivers as the workforce is the backbone of any successful company. We are proud of our employees for making Big Rivers one of the top generation and transmission cooperatives in the country.

Our dedicated and loyal team has enabled our organization to be a top performer in multiple categories over the years, especially when it comes to safety.  By keeping every employee safe, focused and motivated, we improve morale, instill employee confidence in their ability to achieve success in our mission and continue serving our member cooperatives with excellence.    That’s why Big Rivers is committed to fostering a safe and healthy workplace for its employees.

Additionally, in an effort to maintain our workforce objectives, Big Rivers’ Administrative Services department provides continual focus in the areas of talent management, leadership development, performance management, succession planning and corporate safety. This department is also responsible for corporate insurance, labor relations and corporate recordkeeping.

The selection, development and retention of our talented workforce ensures Big Rivers will have the skilled staff ready to face the challenges ahead.

Company NameBig Rivers Electric Corporation
Business CategoryElectric Power
Address201 3rd Street
United States
ZIP: 42420
PresidentRobert Berry
Year Established1961
Hours of OperationNA
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