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Friday, October 7, 2016
In September alone, EPB’s Infotricity rate caused a reshaping of Glasgow’s energy usage during the peak day that saved the community over $40,000, and stayed in our customers' pockets instead of going to pay TVA.
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity is Ending



Glasgow was smiled upon when we were given money to implement the Smart Energy Technology Project. This project is buying technology for 330 Glasgow homes and businesses. Smart thermostats, heat pump water heaters, and battery systems are being installed free to the home/business owners because the grant money is to be used to install and study the various hardware and how Glasgow customers interact with it.

But all good things eventually come to an end. We are now down to less than 45 thermostats and water heaters available for installation in the homes/businesses for lucky Glasgow EPB customers. If you are a Glasgow EPB electric customer, currently have an electric water heater and HVAC system, and want to cash in this winning ticket you need to contact Shelia Hogue now by calling 270-659-3508 or e-mailing shogue@glasgow-ky.com. We need to hear from you immediately, as the project is ending and our community may never be granted this level of funding again.

Does it matter if you miss this opportunity? Yes. These pieces of hardware have already proven to help save money on electric bills every month, without noticeable impact on anyone’s physical comfort. Missing this opportunity means turning your back on an opportunity that requires no money from you, yet pays you a dividend every month for the coming years, in the form of lower electric bills.

If you are putting off calling us, you should stop and do it. If you have been offered a place in the project but have just not found the time to simply return your signed contract, you are making a potentially expensive mistake. I promise you will regret it if you miss this rare opportunity to get something really cool for free!
Monday, May 2, 2016

We are Still Looking for Sites for Free Technology!

We are still looking for several customers with homes or businesses, who would like for us to install a  free heat pump water heater, modern thermostats, and maybe even a state of the are battery system at no charge!  That is right, we want to improve your home or business for fee.
If you own your home/business and get your electricity from Glasgow EPB and have an existing electric hot water heater, a central HVAC system and have internet service, you might qualify for getting this technology installed without any cost to you. The new items are designed to work in concert with signals from Glasgow EPB to reduce your coincident peak demand during the peak hour of each month. To summarize, you can get these items installed at no cost, and you get to enjoy the savings that they may offer as reductions to your monthly power bill.

This is a rare situation where a funding source wants to spend money on Glasgow homes and businesses. If you think this applies to you, or if  you have friends or family that it might apply to, please go tohttp://bit.ly/SETProject and fill out the brief survey. We will get back to you to determine your eligibility quickly!
Monday, March 7, 2016

Act Now -- Get Free Stuff!



Glasgow is a special place. In fact, in Glasgow it is presently possible to get something for nothing. That’s right, it isn’t a free lunch, but due to Glasgow EPB’s good fortune in attracting grant funding, 330 homes/small businesses will get a free WiFi enabled programmable thermostat, or a free WiFi enabled heat pump water heater, or maybe even an extremely high tech battery system.

If you own your home/business and get your electricity from Glasgow EPB and have an existing electric hot water heater, a central HVAC system and have internet service, you might qualify for getting this technology installed without any cost to you. The new items are designed to work in concert with signals from Glasgow EPB to reduce your coincident peak demand during the peak hour of each month. To summarize, you can get these items installed at no cost, and you get to enjoy the savings that they may offer as reductions to your monthly power bill.

This is a rare and fleeting opportunity! If you think you may qualify please go to http://bit.ly/SETProject and fill out the brief survey. We will get back to you to determine your eligibility quickly!
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Channel Changes Coming February 1



At long last, our conversion of all analog cable channels to digital transmission is nearly complete. At the first of January we converted the remaining analog channels and we continue to help folks adapt to the change and we continue the process of delivering and installing the DTA boxes necessary to keep older analog televisions working.

As February 1 comes around, we have another small change that will impact all cable customers. In our negotiation process with WNKY and WBKO, they have asserted their rights to be the only source for ABC, NBC, and CBS programming in Barren County. Our agreement with WNKY also stipulates that their CBS programming will be viewed on channels 10 and 515, and that their NBC programming be on our channels 7 and 514.

In order to comply with their wishes, our WTVF programming will move to channels 23 and HD 558 on February 1. Our WSMV programming will move to channels 16 and HD 559 on the same date. Network programming on WTVF, WSMV, and WHAS will be switched such that it all comes from the Bowling Green stations mentioned above.

This change will not require you to reprogram your televisions again. The only hassle will be finding your favorite local newscasts from WTVF and WSMV. You will have to learn to find them on the channels listed above. We are sorry for this inconvenience, but the broadcasters have a very strong hand in these matters and we are complying in the hope of saving our customers from even higher licensing fees in the future.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

It is the Witching Hour for AMC



As we suggested in a couple of earlier blog posts, if an agreement isn’t reached by midnight December 31, AMC may demand that we, along with hundreds of other cable companies, pull them from the cable lineup. Our programming supplier, NCTC, has been trying to negotiate a sensible and fair agreement with AMC for several months, but AMC’s aggressive demands for shocking rate increases, a ten year contract, and demands for us to add five additional channels that they own (and pay dearly for those channels too!), simply did not seem fair to NCTC, EPB, or our customers.

We want to continue carrying AMC Networks and providing programming like The Walking Dead, but there has to be a limit to what these networks can demand of you, the customers who ultimately must pay for the programming. The terms that AMC is demanding would initially add $2 to everyone’s cable bill (on top of the other increases coming due to contracts already signed with other programmers) and that cost would increase sharply every year for the next nine years. Just think about how video programming is evolving. We surely cannot commit to paying for AMC at a spiraling rate for the next ten years; especially when so much video programming is going to streaming services.

While we will continue to negotiate with AMC through our programming vendor NCTC, it seems that those discussions may go forward for the time being, without AMC on our lineup. We hope to strike a reasonable deal with them in the near future, but that is only a hope and we have no clear vision on whether they will become realistic in their demands. We know that this is not going to set well with a lot of our customers who really like The Walking Dead and other AMC programming. We realize it is highly prized programming and we will continue to negotiate the best deal possible for all of our customers

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