Welcome to the Kentucky Municipal Power Agency!

KMPA, headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, was created in 2005 by a group of forward thinking municipally-owned electric systems in Kentucky to deliver affordable and reliable electric power to customers while keeping in mind a responsibility to the environment. 

We are a “Joint Public Agency”.  This means that KMPA is a not-for-profit organization owned and governed by its members, who are all representatives of Public Power.  These members work together to maximize the benefit to the communities which they serve, communities which own the electric utility.

KMPA helps its members in the coordination of planning, construction and operation of new energy facilities, and joint purchases, sales, and exchanges of electric power.


KMPA and its members are proud to be able to call themselves part of “Public Power”.  Public Power is a collection of more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities, serving over 45 million people or about 14 percent of the nation's electricity consumers.

Public power utilities are operated by local governments to provide communities with reliable, responsive, not-for-profit electric service. Public power utilities are directly accountable to the people they serve through local elected or appointed officials.

May 27, 2010

KMPA has issued $184 million in additional bonds to fund its portion of the completion the Prairie State Energy Campus. This brings the total amount of bonds which KMPA has issued for the Prairie State Project to $491 million. KMPA owns 7.82 % of the 1600 MW Supercritical mine mouth coal generating facility located in Southern Illinois approximately 40 miles southeast of St. Louis. See the Project tab for more information on Prairie State