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Kentucky Fuel Fund

Kentucky Fuel Fund

  • Kentucky's WinterCare fund was established in 1983 as a partnership between Kentucky Utilities, an investor-owned electric company, and the Community Action Council (CAC) for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas counties. In 1984, the Kentucky Public Service Commission mandated that other regulated utilities participate in WinterCare or develop acceptable alternatives.

    Currently 31 utilities and 22 community action agencies (CAAs) serving 119 of the state's 120 counties participate in WinterCare, which is managed by the CAC and administered by community action agencies. Advertising services have been donated by a public relations firm and utilities raise the funds and contribute the administrative costs. Participating CAAs contribute to local administration.

  • Several other utilities and cooperatives in Kentucky have fuel funds

LEVERAGING (includes church and community contributions)

2010: $1.1 million
2009: $815,143
2007: $2.6 million
2006: $1.3 million
2005: $1.4 million
2004: $1 million
2003: $1.1 million
2001: $1.3 million
1999: $971,608
1998: $602,980
1997: $553,401
1996: $632,712
1995: $520,314
1994: $430,151
1993: $538,000
1992: $200,000
1991: $200,000