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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.

COOPERATIVE TO BRING RAIL LINE, JOBS TO IMPOVERISHED AREA

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.

Oregon Cooperative Assists with Baker City Land and Building Acquisition

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative assisted the Baker Rural Fire Protection District to acquire $520,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to acquire land and build a new fire station in Baker City, Oregon. The funding will save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and help mitigate the threat of wildfires.

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative Donates $15,000 to Aid Ukraine

HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Portland, Michigan has donated $15,000 to the nonprofit Cooperative Development Foundation which will help support COOP Ukraine, an organization that is providing housing and meals for displaced Ukrainians

NRECA International Eyes Electrifying New Communities

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) International hopes to continue electrification efforts in Zambia and Guatemala in 2022. The efforts have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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