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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...

South Carolina’s Central Electric Signs New Solar Deals

South Carolina’s electric cooperatives, including Central Electric Power Cooperative, are adding more than 300 megawatts of utility-scale solar to their portfolios through several power purchase agreements to help meet the electricity needs of their members and satisfy their demands for renewable energy.

South Carolina Coop to Add Solar Energy to Resource Portfolio

Central Electric Power Cooperative, a South Carolina electric cooperative, recently announced intention to obtain as much as 363 MW of solar generating capacity through power purchase agreements with independent solar developers. Central Electric Power Cooperative is coordinating with Santee Cooper in a joint request for proposals to procure up to 500 MW of solar generation capacity,...

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 farms.

Trump Selects Rural Utilities Service Chief

President Trump has appointed Kenneth Johnson, General Manager and CEO of Co-Mo Electric Cooperative Inc. in Tipton, Missouri, to head the Rural Utilities Service. Johnson is a Director and past President of Central Electric Power Cooperative.