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Cooperative Enters Into Largest Solar PPA for an Electric Cooperative in Texas

Brazos Electric Power Cooperative, Inc., along with CoServ Electric, have entered into a multiyear PPA with 7X Energy, Inc. for the sale of solar energy from a 35 MW solar project in Andrews County, Texas.

Eversheds Sutherland – 40+ Years Focused on Coops

Eversheds Sutherland is proud of the work we have done and the relationships we have built with our electric cooperative clients over the past 40 years. We have posted a three-minute video to the blog that highlights some of our accomplishments and provides an overview of Eversheds Sutherland’s global...

Legal Alert: Patronage Capital Case Dismissed

A federal court in Pennsylvania has dismissed a putative class action against REA Energy Cooperative seeking the return of approximately $53 million in patronage capital. The court found that state law and the cooperative’s bylaws allowed the board of directors to determine when patronage capital would be returned to members. The court rejected the plaintiffs’ attempts to limit the...

TEC and Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative Announce Alliance

Texas Electric Cooperatives (TEC) and Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC) have announced an alliance which brings more than 9,800 miles of line and more than 80,000 meters in thirteen counties into areas currently served by TEC alliance partnerships. This alliance between TEC and GVEC is TEC’s twenty-third alliance...

FERC Confirms UEC’s Authority to Build Transmission Line

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently ordered Umatilla Electric Cooperative (UEC) to provide wholesale transmission service to a certain wind energy project, rejecting a protest by Columbia Basin Electric Cooperative that the action would encroach on its exclusive service territory. The proposed wind farm, located near Heppner, Oregon, would include up to 292...

United Power to Build Colorado’s Largest Battery Storage Facility

United Power, a Touchstone Energy cooperative, has announced plans to build its first commercial-scale energy storage project. At 4 MW, the battery storage system will be the largest in Colorado. The facility is to be developed in collaboration with Chicago-based SoCore Energy, a solar photovoltaic and energy storage developer that focuses on serving rural electric cooperatives. SoCore...

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative to Provide Broadband Access

Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative (MEC) has requested $2.7 million from the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission to provide broadband access to all of MEC’s customers. MEC intends to partner with Mid-Atlantic Broadband Communities Corporation to build the fiber optic network that will ultimately provide broadband services to the rural areas within MEC’s service...

Nation’s Largest Low‐Income Community Solar Project Being Developed by Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association, GRID Alternatives and Colorado Energy Office Partner

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), GRID Alternatives and Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association (PVREA) are partnering to develop a 1.95 MW community solar project, known as the Coyote Ridge Community Solar Farm, that will lower the electric bills of qualified low‐income residents, affordable housing providers and nonprofit organizations in the utility’s service territory. The PVREA...

Vermont Coop Incentivizes Its Members to Purchase Electric Vehicles

Vermont Electric Cooperative and Green Mountain Power partnered with Nissan to offer a $10,000 rebate on electric vehicle purchases.

Minnesota Coop Helps Fund First Electric School Bus in Midwest

Great River Energy partnered with Schmitty & Sons Bus Co. to develop a 72-passenger electric school bus. The five-battery bus has a range of 100 miles, and it will begin transporting students in a suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul school district this...

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