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Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative to Acquire Sherman Gas Plant

Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative (Rayburn) announced a definitive agreement to purchase a 758 megawatt natural gas-fueled power plant located in Grayson County, Texas. Renamed Rayburn Energy Station, the plant will add to Rayburn’s strategically diverse energy portfolio and is capable of powering 750,000 homes.

A New $750 Million Power Station Will Supply Electricity to a Group of Five Electric Cooperatives in Louisiana

A $750 million, 700-megawatt electric generation plant is being built by Kindle Energy in Iberville Parish.  The Magnolia Power Generating Station will supply power to the 1803 Electric Cooperative, an alliance of five utility groups, and is expected to begin commercial operations in May 2025.

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...

Flathead Electric Cooperative Adds Second Engine to Gas Energy Plant

Flathead Electric Cooperative created Montana’s first methane gas-to-energy project at the county landfill in 2009 through a collaboration with the county. The project has been so successful that the cooperative is adding a second engine to the facility, which will double its output to power about 3,200 homes.

Cooperatives in Colorado File Complaint Against Provider Alleging Imprudent Supply Plans Before Winter Storm

Four Colorado electric cooperatives, Core Electric Cooperative, Holy Cross Energy, Yampa Electric and Grand Valley Power, have filed a complaint arguing that Xcel Energy, the state’s largest electricity provider, did not follow its own supply plans leading to high gas prices during Winter Storm Uri. The cooperatives are asking for the return of $6.9 million in fuel charges.

North Dakota Cooperative Proposes Expansion of Gas-Fired Generation Station

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is proposing to add two 235 megawatt simple-cycle combustion turbines and six 18.8 megawatt reciprocal internal combustion engines to its gas-fired Pioneer Generation Station in McKenzie County, North Dakota to address increased demand from the rapid increase in development of computer server farm facilities that host data centers and cyroptocurrency...

Pedernales Electric Cooperative to Take Over Its Transmission Operations in 2023

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC), a Texas electric cooperative, expects to be operating its own transmission plant from a new transmission center by the end of 2023. Lower Colorado River Authority currently operate PEC’s transmission.

Cloverland Electric Cooperative Announces Launch of New G&T Organization

Cloverland Electric Cooperative recently announced the launch of American Rural Cooperative Power, a new generation and transmission (G&T) organization that will stabilize power supply costs and manage future rate increases for Cloverland. Following funding related to the passage of the federal infrastructure bill, American Rural Cooperative Power will manage renewable energy...