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Minnesota Coop Offers Customer Choice of Wind Power

The city of Eden Prairie, Minnesota is encouraging residents to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by electing to power their homes through renewable energy. The Renewable Energy Challenge, running through October 31, allows users to convert to a green fuel source for a small monthly fee. The participating programs are Xcel Energy’s Windsource and Minnesota Valley Electric...

Arkansas Coops Moving Away From Coal

Although coal remains a significant fuel source in the state of Arkansas, the state’s energy producers are currently focused on lower-emission natural gas-fueled generation and renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar. The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects natural gas generation to rise to 34% nationally by 2019, up from 32% in 2017. Coal’s share, 30% in 2017, is...

Connexus Energy Breaks Ground on Solar-Plus-Storage Projects

Connexus Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative in Minnesota, is breaking ground on two solar-plus-storage projects in the state. The combined 25 MW projects are expected to cost $31 million and save $4 million annually through peak load...

CIPCO Announces Development of Wind Facility

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) announced development of the Heartland Divide Wind Farm, a 104 MW wind project, which is set for completion by the end of 2018. Once operational, the new wind farm will represent CIPCO’s largest wind energy project to date.

SCI REMC Announces Phase I of Fiber-To-The-Home Project

South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corporation (SCI REMC) announced that it is kicking off its anticipated fiber-to-the-home business. Construction is set to begin in June, and SCI REMC plans to offer members in the initial coverage areas an opportunity to start signing up for service at the end of the...

Hoosier and EDPR Partner on Solar Project

Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Hoosier) and EDP Renewables (EDPR) have executed a power purchase agreement in connection with the 200 MW Riverstart Solar Park, which is expected to be operational in 2022. Riverstart Solar Park will be the largest solar array in Indiana, producing enough clean electricity to power approximately 37,000...

Cooperative and Origis Unveil Mississippi Solar Project

Cooperative Energy and Origis Energy celebrated their new joint venture 52 MW solar project near Sumrall in Lamar County, Mississippi, signifying a major commitment to generating renewable energy. The project, MS Solar 3, is built on a 540-acre site, and includes 206,000 polycrystalline solar panels that gather sunlight and transform it to energy that will power up to 11,400...

Minnesota Coop Continues Program for Electric Vehicles

Great River Energy has announced plans to continue a program designed to allow cooperative members to fuel electric vehicles with wind energy.

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative Announces Plan to Build Fiber Network

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative (CVEC) has announced its plan to build a fiber network in order to deliver high-speed communications throughout its electric distribution system. CVEC intends to use this fiber network to make high-speed internet service available to all of its members. The CVEC Board of Directors has approved a one-year pilot program, to begin in 2018, and hopes...

Seminole Seeks Site Certification for Natural Gas Plant

Seminole Electric Cooperative, Inc. has filed a proposal seeking cite certification to build a 1,050 MW natural gas plant in Putnam County, Florida. The natural gas plant would replace one of two coal-fired plants currently operating at the site.

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