Kentucky energy companies win debut international award
LEBANON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Inter-County Energy Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have received the 2021 Projects with a Purpose award from the Site Selectors Guild.
The Guild, the professional association of the world’s leading corporate location advisors, held their annual conference in Orlando, Florida. The inaugural award honors those who have successfully implemented location selection projects that go beyond job creation to address social or environmental issues within a community.
“We are excited to present the inaugural Projects with a Purpose and Community Innovation award to Inter-County Energy Cooperative and Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives,” said Jay Garner, Site Selectors Guild board chair. “The Guild received many impressive submissions, and we are inspired by how these organizations went above and beyond to make a difference in Kentucky.”
“As corporations and other cooperative members commit to improving the sustainability of their operations, Inter-County Energy and all of Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives have a range of renewable options to help them to meet their energy needs,” said Jerry Carter, President and CEO of Inter-County Energy.
The two energy cooperatives collaborated with Diageo North America’s $130 million state-of-the-art bourbon distillery in July 2019. Together, they had a vision to power the facility with green energy. This led to the announcement in June 2020 that the distillery would be all-electric and carbon-neutral, becoming one of the largest green energy projects in the continent.
To learn more about the Site Selectors Guild Awards program, visit their website.