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Virginia Coop’s Permitting Dispute Drags On

A Pennsylvania environmental appeals board recently denied Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s motion for summary judgment in a permitting dispute related to a proposed gas-fired plant, citing the importance of a factual question—whether water discharged into a river after being used as coolant for the plant might end up in a local water authority’s...

Solar Energy to be Added in Virginia

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (Old Dominion) has signed a deal that will bring 30 MW of solar energy to its member coops in three states.  Old Dominion will buy the output from two projects in Virginia being developed by Hecate Energy of Nashville,...

ODEC Receives Approval for 1,000-MW Natural Gas-Fired Plant

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), a Virginia-based G&T, obtained approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission for its planned 1,000-MW natural gas-fired plant to be built in Cecil County, Maryland.  The project, known as the Wildcat Point plant, is expected to come online by June 2017 and will be built next to the existing Rock Springs generating facility in Rising...

DOE and NRECA Name 2013 Wind Coops of the Year

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) named Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative as the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year.  For more information on the significant contributions these coops made to the wind energy industry, see the DOE’s press...

Coops Intervene in State’s Challenge of FERC Incentives

On January 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, against a challenge by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), upheld incentives granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for certain transmission projects undertaken by Virginia Electric and Power Company.  Two generation and transmission cooperatives, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative...

Mitsubishi to Supply Natural Gas Turbines

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and Mitsubishi have struck a deal for two natural gas turbines to be installed at the coop’s Wildcat Point generation facility in Maryland.  The natural gas facility will generate roughly 1,000 MW of electricity and is scheduled for operation in 2017.  To learn more about the deal, click here.  See the Sutherland Coop Team’s April 24, 2013, post...