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Cooperative Restores Power after North Carolina Attack

Randolph Electric Membership Corp., a North Carolina electric cooperative, has built more than two miles of tielines to connect de-energized lines affected by the gunfire attack on two Duke Energy transmission substations this past weekend to available power, restoring service to members.

The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives Opens New Training Center

The North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives’ (NDAREC) new Lineworker Training Center, which provides students the opportunity to practice skills required for the construction and maintenance of electrical infrastructure, will be a boon to the electric cooperative workforce.

Hendricks Power Cooperative to Build Solar Array in Indiana

Hendricks Power Cooperative and Solential Energy are building a 7 MW solar array in Hendricks County, Indiana. The project will be operational in 2023, and will be the largest solar array developed by an electric cooperative in Indiana.

Judge Rejects Arbitration Request in Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Bankruptcy Case

A Texas judge rejected a request by one of Brazos Electric Power Cooperative’s (Brazos) creditors to arbitrate a contract dispute with Brazos over a shared coal plant, citing concerns that the arbitration could delay the bankruptcy case. Brazos is currently in a bankruptcy proceeding stemming from the historic 2021 Texas winter storm.

Matheson Praises Biden’s Use of Defense Production Act for Energy Supply Chain

National Rural Electric Cooperative Association CEO, Jim Matheson, issued a statement praising President Biden’s June 6 action to invoke the Defense Production Act to accelerate the production of energy technology and equipment.

Coal Shipment Delays Create Concerns for Electric Cooperatives

Railcar delays caused by crew and train shortages have created significant problems for utilities like Arizona Electric Power Cooperative that are dependent on coal deliveries for power plants, and many utilities are curtailing use of coal-fired units to conserve current stockpiles. Federal rail regulators are increasing oversight, and the Surface Transportation Board announced that it...

Federal Courts Uphold Wholesale Power Contract Terms to Prevent Early Termination

Federal courts in South Carolina and South Dakota have upheld the terms of wholesale power contracts (WPCs) between East River Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (East River) and Central Electric Power Cooperative, Inc. (Central Electric) and their members. The separate cases involved distribution cooperative members of East River and Central Electric who sought to terminate and buy out...

Developers Appeal Federal Ruling Blocking Transmission Project Through Wildlife Refuge

ITC Midwest, American Transmission and Dairyland Power Cooperative have appealed a federal ruling that blocks the construction of transmission lines through the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife Refuge. The lines are part of a $492 million project that would run more than 100 miles between Dane County, Wisconsin and Dubuque County Iowa.

GRE Agrees to Deal With Apex for 400-MW Wind Project

Great River Energy (GRE) has reached an agreement in principle with Apex Clean Energy to procure clean power from a 400-MW wind project under development in North Dakota.

Electric Cooperatives Take Top Spots in J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Poll

Electric cooperatives dominated the 2021 J.D. Power rankings, with 14 in the top 20 of the annual survey of residential electric customers.

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