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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.

NOVEC Enters Into 300 MW Solar PPA

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC) has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) for approximately 300 MW of electrical energy output from solar facilities owned by D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments.

Mississippi Law Allows Coops to Pursue Broadband

A new Mississippi law expands a coop’s authority to pursue broadband through an affiliate that is separate from its electric service. The law will allow a coop to hang broadband fiber on its existing power poles and lease it to the affiliate. Alternatively, the affiliate can partner with an internet provider to pursue the...

Tri-State and EDP Renewables Announce Wind PPA

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) and EDP Renewables (EDP) have announced a 104 MW, 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) that will enable the development and construction of the Crossing Trails Wind Farm. The wind farm, which is expected to be operational in 2020, will produce enough electricity annually to power more than 47,000 average rural Colorado...

Colorado Cooperative Strikes Deal Spurring 100 MW Wind Farm Development

Holy Cross Energy, a Colorado-based nonprofit rural electrical cooperative, recently entered a two-way power purchase agreement with Guzman Energy allowing for the development of a 100 MW wind farm. The agreement will allow Holy Cross Energy to reach almost 70% renewable energy consumption in 2021 once the wind farm comes...

United Power Cooperative Storage System Comes Online

United Power Cooperative has unveiled the largest battery storage system in Colorado. The battery stores 4 megawatts, and United Power anticipates it will save customers $1 million per year.

Walton EMC Contracts with New Solar Projects for Facebook Data Center

Walton Electric Membership Corporation (Walton EMC) has entered into contracts with two solar developers for three new solar projects as part of its agreement to supply 100 percent renewable energy for Facebook’s data center in Newton County, Georgia. Facebook chose Walton EMC as the power supplier for the data center when it announced the facility in...

Brazos Electric to Purchase More Power from Texas Solar Project

7X Energy, Inc. announced additional procurement of solar energy by Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (Brazos Electric) from the Lapetus Energy Project, taking the project from 25 MW to 67.5 MW. The Brazos purchase agreement represents the largest solar energy contract to date with an electric cooperative in...

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...

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