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Texas Cooperatives Agree to Purchase Solar Energy

In an effort to provide an increased supply of clean energy to their members, five Texas electric distribution cooperatives—Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Comanche Electric Cooperative, Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative, PenTex Energy and South Plains Electric Cooperative—have agreed to purchase 7 MWdc of distribution-scale solar generation. The solar arrays are scheduled to begin...

Alaska Coop Announces New Battery Energy Storage System

Cordova Electric Cooperative, an Alaskan electric cooperative, unveiled a new 500 kW battery energy storage system. Energy leaders and from Washington, D.C. and Alaska celebrated the new system with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 9,...

Colorado Coop Makes Lofty Renewable Energy Commitment

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) recently announced its “80 by 30” plan. The plan aims to have the cooperative run on 80% carbon-free energy by 2030. PVREA’s goal will include exploration of advancing technology like battery storage and grid management, as well as planned expansion of local renewable energy...

Dairyland Expands Wind Portfolio with Avangrid PPA

Dairyland Power Cooperative (Dairyland) and Avangrid Renewables, LLC (Avangrid) have entered a new power purchase agreement (PPA) for renewable energy produced by the Tatanka Ridge Wind Farm. The 52 MW of power should support around 16,000 of Dairyland’s members, and the broader wind project is expected to generate upwards of $1.7 million dollars in local economic benefits...

Texas Cooperative to Install Battery Storage System

Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) has signed an agreement with Aggreko, a provider of mobile and modular power solutions, to install and commission a battery energy storage system in Johnson City, Texas. The system will provide solar shifting from a nearby solar farm within the PEC service...

Texas Cooperatives Agree to Purchase Solar Energy

Bartlett Electric Cooperative, Comanche Electric Cooperative, Heart of Texas Electric Cooperative, PenTex Energy and South Plains Electric Cooperative have signed agreements to purchase 7 MW of distribution-scale solar generation, providing an increased supply of cost-effective and clean energy to their members. All of the arrays are scheduled to begin operation by June...

Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. to Purchase 236.5 MW of Wind Power from Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power’s new Missouri wind farm, set for construction in the second half of 2019, will provide all of its power to Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. The new power purchase agreement expands Associated’s portfolio of contracted wind sources to...

Senators and Coops Voice Concerns Regarding FERC’s Distributed Energy Resources Proposal

A recent proposal from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would allow third parties to aggregate distributed energy resources (DERs) and sell electricity on the wholesale electricity market. A group of U.S. Senators wrote a letter to FERC outlining the concerns heard from rural electric cooperatives regarding the potential adverse impact on reliability and prices for...

NAEC Dedicates Solar Array

North Arkansas Electric Cooperative (NAEC) dedicated its new 1 MW solar array. The 4,000-panel array started providing electricity to NAEC’s power grid about a month ago.

Tenaska Closes Financing for Missouri Wind Project

Tenaska recently closed on $302 million of financing for the development of a 242 MW wind project to deliver power to Associated Electric Cooperative, Inc. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in late 2019 and will provide new jobs in the Northwestern Missouri...

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