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New Mexico Cooperative Adds Solar + Storage, Reaches 100% Daytime Solar

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative will reach its goal of 100% solar-powered daytime energy. The cooperative will hit its target nine months early after the completion of two new solar + storage developments with Torch Clean...

Delaware Electric Cooperative Expands Solar Farm

Delaware Electric Cooperative has signed an agreement that will double the size of its 23-acre Bruce Henry Solar Farm near Georgetown.

VEC Provides Savings for Members

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) has saved its members $90,000 in peak capacity market costs since it started operating a utility-scale lithium-ion battery in July. The system allows VEC to discharge 400 MWhs onto the grid when it’s most needed to reduce peak capacity market...

DOE Announces Funding to Advance Wind Energy

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is one of 13 projects to receive a total of $28 million to advance wind energy nationwide.

Arkansas Cooperative Part of Team Launching Solar + Storage Facility

Ozarks Electric Cooperative, together with the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Today’s Power Inc., launched a new solar and energy storage facility last week. The facility boasts 10 MW of solar capacity and 24 MWh of battery storage. The project expects to save the city $180,000 per year and aid the city’s pursuit of clean energy...

Coops Among Top Utilities for Adding Solar and Energy Storage

Five electric cooperatives won Top 10 utilities awards from the Smart Electric Power Alliance for adding the most solar or energy storage to the grid in 2018.

Coop Halfway to Solar Goal

Kit Carson Electric Cooperative has broken ground on three solar energy farms which will provide 6 MWs of capacity by the end of the year. The projects will bring Kit Carson’s solar portfolio to 16 MW, halfway to meeting its goal of 100% daytime solar energy by...

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and EDF Renewables Partner on Solar

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and EDF Renewables North America have agreed to develop and build a 30 MW portfolio of distributed solar projects in ODEC service territories. The projects, which will cover 10-12 sites, are expected to be online in 2020 or...

WFEC Executes New PPA for Wind, Solar, Storage Project

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) with NextEra Energy Resources that includes 200 megawatts of battery-stored energy.

Pricey Insurance Provision Repealed by House

The House of Representatives voted on Wednesday in a bipartisan effort to repeal the “Cadillac Tax” provision of the Affordable Care Act. The provision, which taxed some employer-sponsored health care plans with a 40% surcharge, was panned by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association for unfairly affecting coops due to higher rural health care...

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