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Groundbreaking on Basin Electric Power Cooperative Carbon Capture Partnership

Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric) and Kawasaki Heavy Industries joined with state officials in Gillette, Wyoming to break ground on two facilities designed to use carbon captured at Basin Electric’s Dry Fork Station. The facilities will be the largest non-solvent-based capture plant in the world and will collect the flue gas produced by the 405-megawatt station,...

NRECA International Helps Bangladesh Modernize a Utility

NRECA International completed at the end of 2022 a 20-month long $2 million efficiency improvement with Bangladeshi utility, the Northern Electric Supply Corp. in Rajshahi. The effort was funded by the Asian Development Bank and will reduce outages for the 1.7 million consumers served by Northern Electric.

Basin Electric Power Cooperative Announced Power Purchase Agreement with ENGIE North America for 200 Megawatts of Wind Energy

Basin Electric Power Cooperative announced a twenty-five year, 200 megawatt power purchase agreement with ENGIE North America’s North Bend Wind facility in South Dakota, expected to come online in late 2023. The North Bend facility will power 73,000 homes and reduce the region’s carbon emissions by 620,000 tonnes per year.

Southeast Energy Exchange Market Unveils New Energy Trading Market

The Southeast Energy Exchange Market (SEEM) opened up operation this week, allowing for first of their kind market transactions in power for the region. SEEM will cover 23 entities in 12 states, with more than 180,000 megawatts, including Associated Electric Cooperative, Seminole Electric Cooperative, Oglethorpe Power Corporation, and North Carolina Electric Membership...


Cooperatives Great River Energy and Connexus Energy have entered into a new customer arrangement that will allow Connexus Energy to secure more of its own power supply resources with minimal impact on Great River Energy’s member-owned cooperatives.

Electric Cooperatives Help Lead Team to Find Supply Chain Solutions

A group of electric cooperative leaders is participating in a collaboration among utility industry experts to develop solutions to supply chain issues. The group will meet regularly to discuss solutions to current and future supply challenges.

Louisiana Cooperatives Form Power-Buying Coalition to Create Cost Savings

Five electric cooperatives in Louisiana have joined together to form 1803 Electric Cooperative to pool their power supply needs. By collectively negotiating for power supply, the cooperatives expect to provide a 10 to 15 percent rate decrease starting in 2025.

SMECO Begins Extensive Electric Vehicle Charging Network

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) is creating an electric vehicle charging network that will grow to 60 stations over the next four years as the coop works to help Maryland achieve its ambitious goal of having 300,000 electric vehicles (EVs) on the road by 2025. The coop’s stations are at public locations that include regional parks, senior centers and libraries.

Colorado Coop’s Empower Program Helps Make Energy Efficiency Affordable

An electric cooperative in Colorado is bundling its energy-efficiency programs and many of its consumer services under a single brand and making them available to those working or living near its service territory. Specifically, San Isabel Electric Association’s Empower Program aims to identify qualified contractors and suppliers of proven products and helps find ways to finance...

Electric Coop Ranks With Top Innovative Businesses

BARC Electric Cooperative was named the seventh most innovative company in North America in 2021 by Fast Company, the media firm that ranks advancements across all sectors worldwide. Serving nearly 13,000 members in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley region, Millboro-based BARC is the first electric coop bestowed the honor.

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