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Coop Enters Into Long-Term Solar PPA

Continental Divide Electric Cooperative (CDEC) has entered into a long-term solar power purchase agreement (PPA) for the offtake of a solar facility to be constructed within CDEC’s territory.

New Solar Projects Announced for Clay County, Georgia

Green Power EMC, the renewable energy supplier for 38 Georgia electric membership corporations, is partnering with Silicon Ranch Corporation to develop solar projects in Clay County, Georgia that will generate more than 100 megawatts of solar energy.

Ohio Coop Launches Community Solar Program

Firelands Electric Cooperative recently launched a community solar program that will provide residential members with the option to purchase renewable energy produced by the coop’s new 152-panel solar array. There is no equipment for members to install, and all maintenance costs are included in the subscription rate. Energy produced through the program will cost participating members...

Minnesota Coop Offers Customer Choice of Wind Power

The city of Eden Prairie, Minnesota is encouraging residents to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by electing to power their homes through renewable energy. The Renewable Energy Challenge, running through October 31, allows users to convert to a green fuel source for a small monthly fee. The participating programs are Xcel Energy’s Windsource and Minnesota Valley Electric...

Cooperative Energy Signs Solar PPA

Cooperative Energy, a Mississippi electric cooperative, has signed a 100 MW solar power purchase agreement (PPA) with Renewable Energy Systems (RES). RES will sell the power from its Delta’s Edge project, a 652-acre solar facility.

Arkansas Coops Moving Away From Coal

Although coal remains a significant fuel source in the state of Arkansas, the state’s energy producers are currently focused on lower-emission natural gas-fueled generation and renewable sources of energy such as wind and solar. The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects natural gas generation to rise to 34% nationally by 2019, up from 32% in 2017. Coal’s share, 30% in 2017, is...

Colorado Cooperative Sets Goal of 70% Clean Energy

Holy Cross Energy (HCE), a Colorado electric cooperative, announced its adoption of a plan called SEVENTY70THIRTY. By 2030, HCE will use clean and renewable resources for 70% of the power supplied by HCE to its customers, reduce greenhouse emissions by 70% compared to its 2014 levels and achieve both of these goals with no additional increase in the cost of power...

Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc. Completes 1 MW Solar Plant

Today’s Power Inc., a subsidiary of Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Inc., has completed a 3,888-panel photovoltaic array which, at peak production, will provide power for about 135 homes. Its single-axis tracking system is considered among the most advanced at its scale in the...

Vermont Electric Cooperative Announces New CEO

The Vermont Electric Cooperative recently named Rebecca Towne as the cooperative’s new chief executive officer. Towne is expected to advance innovative initiatives, including an energy transformation program that offers incentives to members to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources; a community solar program under which members can sponsor panels in solar arrays and...

Connexus Energy Breaks Ground on Solar-Plus-Storage Projects

Connexus Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative in Minnesota, is breaking ground on two solar-plus-storage projects in the state. The combined 25 MW projects are expected to cost $31 million and save $4 million annually through peak load...

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