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Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm Achieved Commercial Operation; Dairyland Power Cooperative the Offtaker

Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm, a 56-wind turbine facility located in Deuel County, South Dakota, achieved commercial operation on January 5, 2021. Dairyland Power Cooperative has a power purchase agreement with Tatanka Ridge Wind, LLC, for 51.6 MW of renewable energy. Dairyland’s portion of Tatanka Ridge’s output will deliver enough renewable energy to power approximately 16,000...

Microgrid Being Planned Near Aspen, Colorado

Electric cooperative Holy Cross Energy, the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority, and Pitkin County representatives are conducting a feasibility study for a local, renewable energy microgrid. The proposed microgrid would connect the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport with neighboring public facilities and would be incorporated into the existing infrastructure of Holy Cross Energy.

4 Rivers Electric Cooperative to Develop Sun Farm

Twelve Kansas electric coops, including 4 Rivers Electric Cooperative, are partnering to develop 800 miles of sun farms across the state. All systems installed will be sized in the 1 MW range and contracted through a 25-year power purchase agreement.

Colorado Governor Joins Tri-State to Announce Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) and Colorado Governor Jared Polis recently announced Tri-State will be submitting a “preferred scenario” to reduce emissions associated with its wholesale electricity sales in Colorado by 80% by 2030. With the support of its members and board of directors, Tri-State will put forward this preferred scenario in its Electric...

North Carolina Coops Use Hog Waste to Power Microgrids

A new project by North Carolina’s Electric Cooperatives is utilizing methane gas from hog waste to generate electricity. Microgrids using the waste have been able to produce enough electricity to power at least 28 homes for several hours.

South Carolina Coop to Add Solar Energy to Resource Portfolio

Central Electric Power Cooperative, a South Carolina electric cooperative, recently announced intention to obtain as much as 363 MW of solar generating capacity through power purchase agreements with independent solar developers. Central Electric Power Cooperative is coordinating with Santee Cooper in a joint request for proposals to procure up to 500 MW of solar generation capacity,...

What Biden’s Victory Means for Electric Cooperatives

Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential race sets the stage for potentially sweeping environmental policy changes. However, his planned policy agenda would be muted by what now looks to be a divided Congress, with a Republican-led Senate and a diminished Democratic majority in the House. In the near term, Biden is expected to push for a broad economic stimulus plan shortly after he...

Pedernales Electric Cooperative Signs 100-MW PPA on Texas Wind Project

EDF Renewables North America and Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest distribution electric cooperative in the United States, signed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 100-MW share of King Creek 1 Wind Project. The project will consist of 47 wind turbine generators and construction is expected to start by the end of 2020. The project will create approximately 300...

Pedernales Electric Cooperative Energizes New Battery Storage System

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) has installed and energized a new battery storage system, making it the first cooperative in Texas to utilize battery storage. The battery storage system can hold a total of 2.25 MWs of electricity for two hours and are charged by PEC’s Johnson City solar installation.

Central Iowa Power Cooperative Signs PPA for 54-MW Wind Project

Independent power producer RPM Access LLC has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) to supply electricity from a 54-MW wind park in Iowa to Central Iowa Power Cooperative.

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