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DOE Awards 5.7 Million for Battery Storage to Dairyland Power Cooperative

The Department of Energy awarded Dairyland Power Cooperative an Office of Clean Energy Demonstration grant to build energy storage and strengthen grid resilience. The $5.7 million dollar grant will be used to build battery storage in Allamakee County, Iowa, which serves members of Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative.

Trico Electric Cooperative Plans Deployment of Third Battery Storage Project

Trico Electric Cooperative (Trico), headquartered in Marana, Arizona, has plans to deploy a 10-megawatt battery system by the end of this year. This is Trico’s third battery storage project and will save members money by permitting Trico to sell energy into the wholesale market during non-peak months.

North Dakota Generation and Transmission Cooperative’s Battery Rate Delivers Member Savings, Technology

In 2020, Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin) incorporated a member-owned trial battery rate into its rate schedule to permit its all-requirements contract members to test energy storage technology to reduce peak demand costs. The rate provision allows for up to 150 kilowatts of battery storage per distribution cooperative, and allows the cooperatives to decide when to charge and...

AEPCO Purchases Batteries to Provide Members Lower Cost Energy at Peak Demand Times

Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) and Southwest Cooperative Services have purchased three batteries capable of providing 140 megawatt-hours of energy storage for three cooperatives’ distribution systems. Each cooperative will be able to develop its own plan for deploying the batteries to meet their needs. The batteries will permit the cooperatives to distribute their power...

North Carolina Cooperatives to Launch Utility-Scale Battery Storage Project

North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. will own and operate a utility-scale battery storage project, which will total up to 40 megawatts of storage. The batteries will enhance reliability and help manage peak demand.

Vermont Electric Cooperative Launches Residential Battery Storage Incentive Program

Vermont Electric Cooperative announced the public launch of a home battery storage incentive program designed to save the coop on power supply costs and support member resiliency.

NRECA Selected for DOE Funds

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) was one of several groups chosen by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) for funds to increase engagement in carbon management and promote energy storage. The funds are being made available through cooperative agreements and are managed by the National Energy Technology Laboratory. NRECA could gain up to $100,000 per...

Cooperative Turns on Battery Storage Facility

The first large standalone battery storage facility in New Hampshire has been turned on by the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative alongside its solar farm. The 2.45-megawatt battery project, the largest in New Hampshire, was developed in partnership with Engie, the North American arm of a French energy firm.

Cobb EMC Announces 2030 Clean Energy Goals

Over the last decade, Cobb EMC has been investing in smart, renewable energy technology for its members and is on schedule to attain its clean energy goals by 2030. The installation of rooftop solar panels on campus, the completion of a Solar Flower Garden, the activation of battery storage, and additional utility-scale solar later this year are all keeping Cobb EMC’s sustainability...

Northeastern REMC to Utilize Battery Storage System

In December, Northeastern REMC contracted with battery maker FlexGen for a total of 31 MW of lithium iron phosphate batteries to be fully operational by 2023. The 109-megawatt-hour battery energy storage system, one of the largest to be owned and operated by an electric coop, is expected to save coop members $35 million over the next two decades.

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