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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.

Texas Cooperative to Construct Fort Worth Facility

United Cooperative Service is considering a $33 million construction project near Fort Worth, Texas that would include offices, a warehouse, a vehicle service bay and a vehicle wash bay. The facility would begin construction in January of 2024 and be completed in June of 2025.

Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. wins $12 million in broadband grants

Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative Corp. was one of the beneficiaries of the $386 million distributed by Kentucky for broadband deployment. The cooperative, and other winners will use the funds to run fiber to underserved locations.

19 Cooperatives Receive $434 Million from USDA Electric Loan Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced over $430 million in rural infrastructure loans to 19 cooperatives in 10 states to assist with strengthened systems, grid reliability and security. Minnesota cooperative Lake County Power received the largest loan of $82 million to build 400 miles of line and improve four substations.

Dairyland Power Cooperative Opens New Digital Operations Center

Dairyland Power Cooperative, which serves 700,000 in Wisconsin, is opening a new digital operations center. The upgraded center will provide operators real-time tools to manage the new and varied resource types on the grid.

Middle Tennessee Electric invests $85 million in fiber-optic for its members

Middle Tennessee Electric’s United Communications service will invest to expand fiber internet service to 77,000 members in Murfreesboro. The $85 million will go towards 1,400 route miles of new fiber-optic cables.

Oglethorpe Power Announces Commercial Operation of First New U.S. Nuclear Unit in Three Decades

Oglethorpe Power Corporation has announced that Plant Vogtle Unit 3 has reached commercial operation, the first new nuclear unit in three decades, which will provide emissions-free power to Georgia.

Trico Electric Cooperative Participates in Light up Navajo Program

Employees of Trico Electric Cooperative are the first Arizona participants in the Light Up Navajo program to provide electricity to members of the Navajo Nation in Chile, Arizona.

United Power announces 20 year battery storage contract

Colorado cooperative United Power, Inc. announced a 20 year agreement for battery storage throughout their service territory designed to integrate renewable resources and balance their load. Ameresco Inc, a cleantech integrator will install the 78.3 MW, 313.34 MWh batteries.

Minnesota Cooperatives Seek Federal Funds for Small-Scale Utility and Electrification Projects

A partnership of Minnesota electric cooperatives and utilities, including Arrowhead Electric Cooperative and Wild Rice Electric Cooperative and its transmission supplier, Minnkota, are seeking $240 million in federal funds to advance roughly 300 small-scale utility and electrification projects throughout the state. The U.S. Department of Energy is expected to announce grant awards...

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