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Cumberland Valley Electric

Highway 25E
Gray, KY 40734
P: +1 800-513-2677

Why Cumberland Valley Electric?

Cumberland Valley Electric was formed by local business and community leaders back in 1942 to bring electricity to the more rural areas of eastern Kentucky.

Our team of over 50 employees is dedicated to serving your power needs. They’re active in the communities we serve because this area is their home, too. We welcome you to the family of Cumberland Valley Electric Cooperative.

Our core mission is to provide highly reliable, reasonably priced electric service to each and every member. We continually invest in and maintain our distribution system to ensure this service reliability. But as a cooperative, how we do business is just as important as what we deliver. 

We want to be your energy partner, helping you get the most for your energy dollar. We also strive to be an active participant and contributor in the communities in which we live and work.

Our Region

Today, we serve over 24,000 members/owners in Bell, Harlan, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Letcher, McCreary, and Whitley counties in Kentucky as well as Claibourne County, Tennessee.

Programs and Incentives

Commercial Energy Audit

Cumberland Valley Electric is committed to helping its commercial customers expand their business and to obtain the most value for their energy dollars. For this reason, Cumberland Valley has teamed with Envision Energy Services to offer free on-site commercial energy audits. An energy audit expert will tour your commercial operation, gather data, and return to you a printed copy of their findings and recommendations. The report includes
  • Equipment Analysis – contains an equipment inventory list, equipment location as well as the estimates for energy usage. The equipment manufacture’s data and the daily run-hours on the equipment are used to calculate the energy use of each piece of equipment and daily totals are then used to estimate monthly usage.
  • Billing History Analysis – contains billing information for the last 13 months broken down into various billing components and then analyzed for trends and abnormalities. Actual billing amounts are then compared to projected energy usage by the equipment manufacturer.
  • Recommendation – contains the recommendations of a Professional Engineer on options that you may consider for your business.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 155,026  
Median Age
Bell County, KY 41.6  
Harlan County, KY 41.2  
Knox County, KY 40.0  
Leslie County, KY 41.8  
Letcher County, KY 42.2  
Whitley County, KY 36.8  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 13,556 12.82%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 77,851 73.60%
Civilian Labor Force 52,564 42.61%
Median Household Income
Bell County, KY $24,628  
Harlan County, KY $26,324  
Knox County, KY $28,790  
Leslie County, KY $30,798  
Letcher County, KY $29,856  
Whitley County, KY $36,897  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Mc Ghee Tyson
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Campbell County
Grundy Muni
Hawkins County
Julian Carroll
Lake Cumberland Rgnl
Lee County
London-Corbin Arpt-Magee Field
Lonesome Pine
Mc Creary County
Middlesboro-Bell County
New Tazewell Muni
Pike County-Hatcher Field
Scott Muni
Tucker-Guthrie Memorial
Wayne County
Wendell H Ford
Williamsburg-Whitley County