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New Mexico Cooperative Adds Solar + Storage, Reaches 100% Daytime Solar

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative will reach its goal of 100% solar-powered daytime energy. The cooperative will hit its target nine months early after the completion of two new solar + storage developments with Torch Clean...

Broadband Interest Continues to Broaden in Mississippi Coops

North East Mississippi Electric Power Association plans to offer high-speed fiber optic service to all of its customers in five counties. Directors have approved the effort, and members will vote on the issue in December. The expansion marks at least the fifth Mississippi coop planning broadband...

Arkansas Cooperative Part of Team Launching Solar + Storage Facility

Ozarks Electric Cooperative, together with the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Today’s Power Inc., launched a new solar and energy storage facility last week. The facility boasts 10 MW of solar capacity and 24 MWh of battery storage. The project expects to save the city $180,000 per year and aid the city’s pursuit of clean energy...

Project Tundra Awarded $9.8 Million for Research and Development

The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will provide $9.8 million for Front-End Engineering and Design work for Project Tundra and the Energy and Environmental Research Center at the University of North Dakota to continue leading the Plains Carbon Dioxide Reduction Partnership. Project Tundra seeks to build a carbon-capture unit at Minnkota Power Cooperative’s existing...

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and EDF Renewables Partner on Solar

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and EDF Renewables North America have agreed to develop and build a 30 MW portfolio of distributed solar projects in ODEC service territories. The projects, which will cover 10-12 sites, are expected to be online in 2020 or...

Pricey Insurance Provision Repealed by House

The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday in a bipartisan effort to repeal the “Cadillac Tax” provision of the Affordable Care Act. The provision, which taxed some employer-sponsored health care plans with a 40% surcharge, was panned by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for unfairly affecting coops due to higher rural health care...

Dairyland Expands Wind Portfolio with Avangrid PPA

Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) and Avangrid Renewables, LLC (Avangrid) have entered a new power purchase agreement (PPA) for renewable energy produced by the Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm. The 52 MW of power should support around 16,000 of Dairyland’s members, and the broader wind project is expected to generate upwards of $1.7 million dollars in local economic benefits...

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. to Purchase 236.5 MW of Wind Power from Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power’s new Missouri wind farm, set for construction in the second half of 2019, will provide all of its power to Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. The new power purchase agreement expands Associated’s portfolio of contracted wind sources to...

Tenaska Closes Financing for Missouri Wind Project

Tenaska recently closed on $302 million of financing for the development of a 242 MW wind project to deliver power to Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in late 2019 and will provide new jobs in the Northwestern Missouri...

Cooperative Announces Solar Energy Facility in Wisconsin

Dairyland Power Cooperative has finalized a power purchase agreement with Ranger Power to purchase the entire output of the proposed 149 megawatt Badger State Solar Project which will be located in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. If approved, construction of Badger State Solar is anticipated to begin in 2020 with commercial operation commencing in 2022. “Dairyland is excited to...

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