BGMU’s Electric Division
Today, BGMU has 500 Megawatts of system transformer capacity, serves almost 50,000 customers, and employs approximately 100 electric employees. Power is purchased from the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and is distributed through more than 362 miles of electrical lines that run underground and on poles throughout the city.
BGMU strives to be a reliable source of power and has held the Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association since the program’s inception in 2005. The (RP3)® designation, which lasts three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development and system improvement. BGMU is one of 220 public power utilities nationwide that hold the (RP3)® designation and is one of only four Kentucky (RP3)® designees. Additionally, BGMU is one of 76 public power utilities at the highest (diamond) level.
For more information about BGMU’s electric system, please contact our office at 270-782- 1200.
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Questions & Answers
A Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter detects tiny amounts of stray current and shuts off electricity before it can cause harm. A GFCI is much more sensitive than a fuse or standard circuit breaker.
Those in bathrooms, kitchens, garages and outdoor receptacles.
It is not always practical to unplug each appliance; however, it is a good idea to unplug irons, toasters and other appliances that heat up or get used infrequently. Remember, don’t pull the wire; grip the plug when unplugging.
Our crews work around the clock until all customers have power. The following is a general outline for locating and repairing outages:
- Repairs are made at substations and on main distribution lines that transmit from substations.
- Line crews repair damage to tap lines that branch off from main lines.
- Power is restored to generalized areas and then to individual homes.
- Critical locations such as hospitals, police and fire stations may receive advanced attention.