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East Kentucky Power Cooperative works with Nucor Corp. to expand Kentucky Steel Mill

Nucor Corp. recently announced its plans to move forward with a $650 million, 70-job expansion at its still mill near Ghent, Kentucky. East Kentucky Power Cooperative worked closely with Nucor officials to support the phase II expansion of the steel mill. This second phase of the project will increase the mill’s annual capacity from 1.6 million tons of coiled sheet steel to...

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...

Florida Coop Receives Approval for New Natural Gas-Fired Plant

Seminole Electric Cooperative (Seminole) has received approval from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection to build a gas-fired plant in Putnam County, Florida. Seminole previously received approval from the Florida Public Service Commission.

Colorado Coop Approves Solar PPA

Intermountain Rural Electric Association (IREA) has voted to enter into a 10-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with GCL New Energy, which will develop an 80 MW, utility-scale solar project. The project will help ensure that IREA meets the renewable energy standard mandated by Colorado...

Maryland Coop Completes Construction of Natural Gas Power Plant

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative has announced the completion of Wildcat Point Generation Facility, a 1,000 MW combined-cycle natural gas power plant. The energy facility produces enough electricity to power approximately 390,000...

ODEC Announces Completion of Gas-Fired Plant

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has completed work on a 1,000 MW natural gas power plant located near Rising Sun, Maryland—about 25 miles west of Newark, Delaware. The project is expected to produce enough electricity to power approximately 400,000 homes.

Florida PSC Approves Two Plants to Serve Coop Customers

The Florida Public Service Commission (PSC) has approved the development of two new natural gas plants to serve coop customers. The PSC approved a 1,122 MW plant in Putnam County proposed by Seminole Electric Cooperative, which is scheduled to be in service by December 2022. The PSC also approved a 573 MW power plant in Pasco County proposed by Seminole Electric and Shady Hills Energy...

New Wind Project Unveiled for Martha’s Vineyard

Vineyard Power Cooperative, Inc., an energy cooperative serving the Martha’s Vineyard area, and Vineyard Wind LLC, an offshore wind development company, have unveiled plans for a proposed wind facility, Offshore Wind Operation & Maintenance. The new facility is expected to employ up to 40 people and will help address climate change, ocean acidification and coastal...

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...

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