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Ubiquity Announces Acquisition of Dallas-Fort Worth Broadband Provider

Ubiquity Management, LP (Ubiquity), an investor in critical communications infrastructure throughout the United States, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Millennium Telcom, LLC d/b/a OneSource Communications, a provider of fiber-fed broadband services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, from Tri-County Electric Cooperative. OneSource’s fiber network is within...

Colorado Coop Helps Community Build Microgrid

Poudre Valley REA is working with the Red Feather Lakes community to install a microgrid, which will be a 140-kilowatt/448-kilowatt-hour battery with 3.2 hours of energy storage interconnected with generation resources.

Indiana Awards Grants to Electric Coops to Build Broadband

Through the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, Indiana is awarding $36 million in state broadband grants to eight electric cooperatives to connect unserved areas.

USDA Investment to Upgrade Arkansas Power Grid

US Sen. John Boozman and US Rep. Bruce Westerman recently announced that US Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds will go toward modernizing a power grid by installing fiber-optic cable to supply a secure high-speed communications path to nearly 60,000 Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative customers. Specifically, a $151 million investment through the Department’s Electric...

Oregon Wildfires Devastate Coop-Served Communities

Wildfires fueled by strong winds are ravaging western Oregon, destroying small towns served by electric cooperatives, forcing people to flee their homes, and spurring four coops to turn off power at night to avoid sparking new blazes. Ted Case, executive director of the Oregon Rural Electric Cooperative Association in Wilsonville said the wildfires have hit four of the state’s 18 coops...

Coops Help Install a Microgrid for an Egg Farm

The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, North Carolina EMC and Tideland EMC have worked in partnership to facilitate installation of a system comprised of a 2 MW solar array, a 2.5 MW battery, backup diesel generation and a controller that will serve the Rose Acre Farms egg farm in Hyde County, NC.

Virginia Coop to Build an Energy Storage Project by 2021

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative has partnered with Energy Point Energy, a Charlottesville-based battery storage development firm, to construct a 2 MW energy storage facility in Spotsylvania County, VA, which is expected to be in operation by early 2021.

North Carolina’s Coops Set a Goal of Zero-Net Carbon by 2050

North Carolina’s 26 electric coops have announced a goal to cut their carbon dioxide emissions in half by 2030 and reach net-zero by 2050. In order to meet this goal, the electric coops plan to utilize advanced technologies that make the electric grid more flexible, efficient and resilient, as well as continuing their use of carbon-free nuclear energy. This effort is part of a larger...

Virginia Coop Partners with Utility and Broadband Company to Improve Internet Service to Rural Residents

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is partnering with All Points Broadband and Dominion Energy to bring fiber-optic internet service to rural Virginia residents. As more and more human interactions are taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, fast internet service is needed now more than ever. If the project is approved by the State Corporation Commission, construction...

USDA Announces $1.6 Billion Investment Into Rural Electric Infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that it is providing $1.6 billion in loans and loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 21 states through the Electric Loan Program. The funds will be used to build and improve 9,138 miles of electric transmission and distribution line, and include approximately $386 million for investments in smart grid...

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