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Central Electric to Purchase Power from South Carolina Solar Project

Central Electric Power Cooperative (Central Electric) announced plans to purchase 150 MW of solar power at two locations in Orangeburg County, South Carolina. According to local paper, The Post and Courier, Google has committed to buying power from one of the...

Coops Work to Make EV Charging More Convenient

Western Farmers Electric Cooperative is working with Frances Renewable Energy, distribution cooperatives, investor-owned utilities and other entities across Oklahoma to develop electric vehicle (EV) charging stations within an hour’s drive, anywhere in the state, by early...

Basin Signs PPA with Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power North America has started construction of the 299 MW Aurora wind farm in North Dakota, which is expected to be fully operational by the end of 2020. Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin) entered into a 23-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 142 MW portion of the Aurora wind...

Coop to Issue Request for Proposal for Solar and Wind

Basin Electric Power Cooperative will be issuing a Request for Proposal for solar and wind power proposals in the Southwest Power Pool and Midcontinent Independent System Operator Zone 1 or 3.

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.

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