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Minnesota Cooperatives Seek Federal Funds for Small-Scale Utility and Electrification Projects

A partnership of Minnesota electric cooperatives and utilities, including Arrowhead Electric Cooperative and Wild Rice Electric Cooperative and its transmission supplier, Minnkota, are seeking $240 million in federal funds to advance roughly 300 small-scale utility and electrification projects throughout the state. The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to announce grant awards...

Partnership Between Sol Systems and Google to Invest in Renewable Energy Through Cooperatives

Sol Systems and Google are teaming up to support the development of new solar energy projects by providing capital to enable 225 MWDC of new solar projects and 17 megawatts of battery storage. Three electric cooperatives, Roanoke Electric Cooperative, Santee Electric Cooperative and Aiken Electric Cooperative are all beneficiaries of this funding.

Texas Electric Cooperatives Leadership Announces Expansion of Alliance with Rio Grande Electric Cooperative

The Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) leadership has announced an expansion of an alliance with Rio Grande Electric Cooperative (RGEC) to include supply chain management. TEC has set up warehouse operations to provide aggregate procurement, material management, order pulling and staging, kitting jobs, job-site delivery, and 24/7 emergency support for RGEC. The expansion will reduce...

North Carolina Electric Cooperatives Complete Ten Battery Projects to Provide 40 Megawatts of Electricity

In collaboration with FlexGen Power Systems, Inc., North Carolina Electric Cooperatives Brunswick Electric, Randolph Electric Membership Corporation (EMC), Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, Central Electric, Four County EMC, Jones-Onslow EMC, Pee Dee Electric, South River EMC, Tri-County EMC and Wake Electric celebrated the completion of ten battery projects providing 40 megawatts...

STACK Infrastructure Breaks Ground on Data Center to be Supplied by Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative

STACK Infrastructure began building their newest hyperscale campus in Prince William County, Virginia targeted for Q1 2024. The 40-acre site will deliver 100 megawatts of scalable renewable capacity supplied by Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative.

CORE Electric Cooperative Forms Partnership to Plant Trees in Colorado

In a first of its kind venture, CORE Electric Cooperative (CORE) has partnered with FarmBox Foods to plant trees in a Vertical Hydroponic Farm inside an upcycled shipping container to rehabilitate forests along Colorado’s Front Range. CORE plans on planting 15,000 blue spruces and ponderosa pines in the first three years of the project.

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association International Coordinates Electrification Project in Guatemala

Thirty-one volunteer lineworkers from Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Colorado traveled to Guatemala with National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International to electrify two villages in Guatemala. The project successfully brought electricity to the homes, schools, and churches of around 550 people.


Using economic development incentives awarded by the Pasco County Office of Economic Growth, Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative plans to build a light industrial park in one of Florida’s poorest areas, providing up to 150 full-time jobs.

Electric Cooperative Looks to Grants to Help Expand Internet Coverage to Rural Areas

Cullman Electric Cooperative, which has already invested $25 million to provide fiber optic internet coverage to 15,000 unserved customers, has begun applying for state grants to help achieve its goal of reaching all 35,000 members.

Kentucky Cooperative Receives Grants to Bring Internet to Unserved Households

Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative has received $13,827,320 in grants from Kentucky’s Better Internet program to assist in expanding access to high-speed internet to 5,598 unserved households and businesses.

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