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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...

Arkansas Coop Partners with Municipality to Install Solar Project and Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power, Inc. are collaborating with the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas on the state’s largest solar power project to operate on municipal land and the only one in the state with onsite utility-scale energy storage.

Juhl Energy Developing Solar-Wind Hybrid Project for Cooperative

Juhl Energy is developing a 2.0 MW solar-wind hybrid power generation project to provide low-cost, locally generated energy to the Lake Region Electric Cooperative of Pelican Rapids, Minnesota. “This unique renewable energy project will provide a tremendous amount of value to the local community. The cost savings from purchasing the hybrid project’s energy will help provide...

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...

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