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Upshur County Electric Cooperative Unveils New Solar Farm

Upshur County Electric Cooperative and Hecate Energy recently announced the completion of their 3-megawatt solar farm with over 8,000 panels in Upshur County, Texas. The solar farm is Hecate’s second largest in Texas, at about 30 acres.

Great Lakes Energy Cooperative Receives $27 Million as Part of USDA Clean Energy Grant

Great Lakes Energy Cooperative (Great Lakes) is the largest recipient of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funds to support clean energy in Michigan. The USDA funds will be distributed to eight different projects in the state, many of which are small scale solar projects that will help small businesses. Great Lakes will receive $27 million to expand and remodel its headquarters and...

Minnkota’s Project Tundra Carbon Capture Study Approved by North Dakota Regulators

North Dakota regulators approved a $5.4 million grant for the final engineering study related to Minnkota Power Cooperative’s (Minnkota) Project Tundra carbon capture project. The project aims to capture carbon emissions from the coal-fired plant and bury them underground. If Minnkota decides to move forward with the project, they could begin construction by the end of 2022.

Solar Project Connected to Ozarks Electric Cooperative Estimated to Save School System $2.6 Million

Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power Inc. have broken ground on a solar and battery storage project next to Sonora Middle School in Springdale, Arkansas. The project will offset roughly 95% of the energy consumed by three of the district’s campuses, provide millions in savings to the school system over the lifespan of the 25-year purchase power agreement, and reduce Ozarks’...

Rural Energy Pilot Program Provides Assistance for Renewable Energy Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has launched the Rural Energy Pilot Program designed to support efforts in rural communities to further develop renewable energy. Eligible entities may apply for grants up to $2 million and must submit a letter of intent before April 19, 2022.

Delaware Coop Announces Plan to Purchase Power From 7 New Solar Farms

Delaware Electric Cooperative announced seven new utility-scale solar projects during the next three years. The coop will purchase power produced at facilities expected to be completed by the end of 2024.

Florida Coop Constructing Three Utility Solar Projects

Talquin Electric Cooperative is working with Origis Energy to provide clean energy at competitive rates under PPAs between Seminole Electric Cooperative, Talquin Electric Cooperative, and Origis Energy. The Projects include Hinson Solar, a 4 MWAC project, in Gadsden County, Hilliardville Solar, a 2 MWAC project, in Wakulla County, and Bristol Solar, with a capacity rating of 0.63 MWAC,...

Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative Partners With 11 Other Cooperatives on Construction of New Solar Farm

Twelve electric cooperatives, including Ninnescah Rural Electric Cooperative, are part of a Kansas solar farm construction project designed to help ease costs on members by providing an additional source of power during high demand times. The project will generate more than 20 megawatts of power and aid the electric cooperatives during peak usage time in the hottest and longest months...

Ozarks Electric Cooperative Helps Arkansas City Meet Commitments to Renewable, Cost-Efficient Power

Ozarks Electric Cooperative helped Fayetteville, Arkansas earn a spot on a global list of municipalities recognized for commitments to clean, cost-efficient power by adding solar and storage to two of the city’s wastewater treatment plants.

Riverland Energy Cooperative New Solar Array System Provides Electricity for More than 500 Homes

Riverland Energy Cooperative recently cut the ribbon on a new solar array system that can provide electricity for about 550 homes. Riverland has a purchase agreement with OneEnergy Renewables to buy the electricity from its 8,000 Panel, 3MW output system. The bi-facial panels are designed to move east to west with the sun, optimizing energy production.

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