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New Solar Project to Save School District, Cooperative Members Money

Ozarks Electric Cooperative is joining with Today’s Power and Springdale Public Schools in a new solar project which will offset about 95% of the total energy consumed by certain schools and will save cooperative members about $2.3 million over the next 25 years.

Indiana Cooperative to Develop Solar Array

Hendricks Power Cooperative, a rural electric cooperative which serves 35,000 members in central Indiana, broke ground on a 7 MW solar installation of over 19,000 panels. The project will be the largest solar array for a rural municipal electric cooperative in Indiana.

New Senate Bill Includes Direct-Pay Incentives for Electric Cooperatives

A new Senate budget bill includes direct federal payments to electric cooperatives as incentives for developing renewable energy, carbon capture technology, battery storage, nuclear power and other energy innovations.

Hendricks Power Cooperative to Build Solar Array in Indiana

Hendricks Power Cooperative and Solential Energy are building a 7 MW solar array in Hendricks County, Indiana. The project will be operational in 2023, and will be the largest solar array developed by an electric cooperative in Indiana.

Alaska Cooperative Shuts Down Largest Coal Plant

Golden Valley Electric Association has shut down Healy Unit 2, Alaska’s largest coal plant, opting to invest in wind energy and install $26.1 million in pollution-control equipment on Healy Unit 1 by the end of 2024. Healy 2 was both the largest coal plant in Alaska and the largest closure of a coal plant in Alaska.

Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative Encourages Direct Payments to Promote Renewables

Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative’s CEO, David Bissell, spoke to the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and encouraged Congress to support federal incentives for renewable power adoption, including direct payments for not-for-profit electric cooperatives.

Alaska Cooperative to Diversify Power Generation

Golden Valley Electric Association announced plans to retire one of two coal plants, add pollution controls to the second coal plant, seek proposals to build a large-scale wind farm, upgrade its battery storage system, and purchase more natural gas-fueled power from Southcentral Alaska. The cooperative is seeking to diversify power generation in both a low-cost and low-carbon...

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. Constructing New Solar Farm

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. has started construction on a 122-megawatt solar array in Woodruff County. The new solar facility is expected to begin operating in July 2023.

North Carolina Cooperatives to Invest in Solar + Storage Sites

North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives announced plans to develop 14 solar + storage facilities across rural North Carolina. The sites will generate over 23 MW of energy from more than 75,000 solar panels and provide over 53 MWh of energy storage.

Tribal Government Sells Solar Power to Alaska Village Electric Cooperative, Reducing Diesel Fuel Demand

Two Alaska communities north of the Arctic Circle are benefiting from a new solar installation owned by a local tribal government that is selling the power back to the Alaska Village Electric Cooperative. This arrangement is expected to reduce demand for diesel fuel by about 25,000 gallons a year in a region that has some of the highest energy costs in the state.

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