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NRECA Joins Groups Advocating Continuation of MATS

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), along with six other advocating groups, requested that the Environmental Protection Agency complete the statutorily mandated Residual Risk and Technology Review (RTR) for power plants under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act as expeditiously as possible and leave the underlying Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) in place...

Cobb EMC Expands Solar Portfolio

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (“Cobb EMC”) recently announced that it has entered into a 30-year power purchase agreement with Green Power EMC. This agreement, along with other solar initiatives, has increased Cobb EMC’s solar portfolio by 360 percent since 2016. The project, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2018, is under development by Silicon Ranch Corporation and...

Colorado Coop Approves Solar PPA

Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) has voted to enter into a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GCL New Energy, which will develop an 80 MW, utility-scale solar project. The project will help ensure that IREA meets the renewable energy standard mandated by Colorado...

NRECA Indicates Concern With Senate Farm Bill

The CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), Jim Matheson, has expressed concerns regarding certain alterations to the current rural electrification funding program proposed by the Senate’s Farm Bill. Matheson has encouraged the Senate, in particular, to reconsider their approach toward escrow accounts for rural...

Maryland Coop Completes Construction of Natural Gas Power Plant

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has announced the completion of Wildcat Point Generation Facility, a 1,000 MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant. The energy facility produces enough electricity to power approximately 390,000...

Arkansas Coop to Purchase Additional Wind-Generated Energy

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Wildhorse Wind Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Southern Power. Pursuant to the power purchase agreement, AECC will purchase wind-generated energy from a 100 MW wind project, which is expected to reach commercial operation by the end of...

Virginia Cooperative Announces Commissioning of 10 MW of Solar Energy

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and Coronal Energy announced the commissioning of the Palmer and Martin solar centers in central Virginia. The two projects total 10 MW, and combine to make up the largest solar project in Virginia for an electric distribution cooperative.

Cooperative Enters Into Largest Solar PPA for an Electric Cooperative in Texas

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., along with CoServ Electric, have entered into a multiyear PPA with 7X Energy, Inc. for the sale of solar energy from a 35 MW solar project in Andrews County, Texas.

ODEC Announces Completion of Gas-Fired Plant

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has completed work on a 1,000 MW natural gas power plant located near Rising Sun, Maryland—about 25 miles west of Newark, Delaware. The project is expected to produce enough electricity to power approximately 400,000 homes.

NextEra Energy to Acquire Assets From Southern Company

NextEra Energy, Inc. announced on May 21, 2018 that it has entered into definitive agreements with Southern Company to acquire Gulf Power, Florida City Gas and its ownership interests in the Oleander and Stanton natural-gas generating plants located in Florida. It is worth noting that NextEra will acquire 100% ownership of Plant Oleander, a natural-gas fueled, simple-cycle combustion...

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