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Ubiquity Announces Acquisition of Dallas-Fort Worth Broadband Provider

Ubiquity Management, LP (Ubiquity), an investor in critical communications infrastructure throughout the United States, recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Millennium Telcom, LLC d/b/a OneSource Communications, a provider of fiber-fed broadband services in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, from Tri-County Electric Cooperative. OneSource’s fiber network is within...

NRECA Earns $6 Million Grant from Department of Energy to Boost Cybersecurity

The Department of Energy recently awarded the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association a $6 million grant to expand ongoing research and development into electric coop cybersecurity tools. Specifically, the grant will enable a three-year project, known as Essence 2.0, which will provide NRECA’s member cooperatives with a revolutionary cyber monitoring tool that enables...

Colorado Coop Helps Community Build Microgrid

Poudre Valley REA is working with the Red Feather Lakes community to install a microgrid, which will be a 140-kilowatt/448-kilowatt-hour battery with 3.2 hours of energy storage interconnected with generation resources.

Indiana Awards Grants to Electric Coops to Build Broadband

Through the Next Level Connections Broadband Grant Program, Indiana is awarding $36 million in state broadband grants to eight electric cooperatives to connect unserved areas.

Virginia Coop Partners with Utility and Broadband Company to Improve Internet Service to Rural Residents

Northern Neck Electric Cooperative is partnering with All Points Broadband and Dominion Energy to bring fiber-optic internet service to rural Virginia residents. As more and more human interactions are taking place virtually due to the coronavirus pandemic, fast internet service is needed now more than ever. If the project is approved by the State Corporation Commission, construction...

Minnkota and Fluor Work on Carbon Capture Project

Fluor Corporation has been awarded the front-end engineering and design for Minnkota Power Cooperative’s Project Tundra. Project Tundra is a carbon capture, utilization and storage retrofit project at the Milton R. Young Station in North Dakota.

Wyoming Carbon Storage Project Advances

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory has awarded a $15 million grant to advance carbon capture and storage technology research for preliminary work on a geological storage facility near Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Dry Fork Station in Wyoming.

Illinois Coop Uses VR Technology

Jo-Carroll Energy, an Illinois cooperative, is now using virtual reality (VR) technology to allow its employees to virtually access substations 25 to 70 miles away from its headquarters. Specifically, engineers at Jo-Carroll Energy and its power suppliers, Dairyland Power Cooperative and Prairie Power, Inc., can now virtually access highly-detailed, accurate scans of 18 of the coop’s...

Minnesota Coops Participate in Indoor Food Production Research Initiative

Todd-Wadena Electric Cooperative (“TWEC”), a distribution electric cooperative in Minnesota, and Great River Energy, TWEC’s generation and transmission electric cooperative in Minnesota, are each collaborating with the Electricity Power Research Institute on a two-year study to provide valuable data on the electric load requirements for indoor food production containers. As part of...

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 2020.

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