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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.

NRECA, DOE Launch Rural Battery Storage Research Projects

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) this week launched four rural battery storage projects in partnership with five electric cooperatives and the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity. Projects are being funded in part by DOE and will examine how energy storage systems can improve the resilience of critical infrastructure in rural areas.

Coop to Test Emerging Battery Technology

Great River Energy recently announced it will test a novel “aqueous air battery system,” a 1 MW grid-connected battery with 150 MWh of continuous energy capability. If successful, the battery could provide a viable option for coops seeking to increase their share of renewable energy without sacrificing reliability.

North Carolina Cooperatives Invest $1 Million in Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

North Carolina’s electric cooperatives are investing $1 million to expand electric vehicle charging stations throughout the state. The cooperatives’ investment is being provided through North Carolina Electric Membership Corp., the state’s generation and transmission cooperative. The funding will be used to install 21 charging stations by the end of this year.

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