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Solar Development Transforming Rural Energy Landscape

The acceleration of solar development by electric cooperatives is changing the energy landscape in rural America. According to a new report released by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, electric co-ops currently own or purchase more than nine times as much solar energy as they did in...

Cobb EMC Expands Solar Portfolio

Cobb Electric Membership Corporation (“Cobb EMC”) recently announced that it has entered into a 30-year power purchase agreement with Green Power EMC. This agreement, along with other solar initiatives, has increased Cobb EMC’s solar portfolio by 360 percent since 2016. The project, which is scheduled to begin construction in 2018, is under development by Silicon Ranch Corporation and...

Arkansas Coop to Purchase Additional Wind-Generated Energy

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) has entered into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Wildhorse Wind Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Southern Power. Pursuant to the power purchase agreement, AECC will purchase wind-generated energy from a 100 MW wind project, which is expected to reach commercial operation by the end of...

Virginia Cooperative Announces Commissioning of 10 MW of Solar Energy

Central Virginia Electric Cooperative and Coronal Energy announced the commissioning of the Palmer and Martin solar centers in central Virginia. The two projects total 10 MW, and combine to make up the largest solar project in Virginia for an electric distribution cooperative.

Cooperative Enters Into Largest Solar PPA for an Electric Cooperative in Texas

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., along with CoServ Electric, have entered into a multiyear PPA with 7X Energy, Inc. for the sale of solar energy from a 35 MW solar project in Andrews County, Texas.

Dairyland to Install Three New Solar Gardens

Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) announced plans for three new solar power garden installations to begin construction later this year. Dairyland signed power purchase agreements with SoCore Energy of Chicago to build the solar gardens, which will be located in Iowa, Minnesota and...

New Wind Project Unveiled for Martha’s Vineyard

Vineyard Power Cooperative, Inc., an energy cooperative serving the Martha’s Vineyard area, and Vineyard Wind LLC, an offshore wind development company, have unveiled plans for a proposed wind facility, Offshore Wind Operation & Maintenance. The new facility is expected to employ up to 40 people and will help address climate change, ocean acidification and coastal...

CIPCO Announces Development of Wind Facility

Central Iowa Power Cooperative (CIPCO) announced development of the Heartland Divide Wind Farm, a 104 MW wind project, which is set for completion by the end of 2018. Once operational, the new wind farm will represent CIPCO’s largest wind energy project to date.

Hoosier and EDPR Partner on Solar Project

Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Hoosier) and EDP Renewables (EDPR) have executed a power purchase agreement in connection with the 200 MW Riverstart Solar Park, which is expected to be operational in 2022. Riverstart Solar Park will be the largest solar array in Indiana, producing enough clean electricity to power approximately 37,000...

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Enters Solar PPA

Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation (AECC) has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES) to purchase up to 100 MW of energy. Under the PPA, AECC will purchase energy produced by an 800-acre solar farm which will be constructed by RES beginning in...

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