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ODEC to Develop 15 New Solar Installations

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) recently agreed to an expansion of its partnership with EDF Renewables to develop 15 solar projects in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. The projects will generate more than 60 MW of power for Old Dominion’s members.

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and EDF Renewables Partner on Solar

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) and EDF Renewables North America have agreed to develop and build a 30 MW portfolio of distributed solar projects in ODEC service territories. The projects, which will cover 10-12 sites, are expected to be online in 2020 or 2021.

ODEC Announces Completion of Gas-Fired Plant

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC) has completed work on a 1,000 MW natural gas power plant located near Rising Sun, Maryland—about 25 miles west of Newark, Delaware. The project is expected to produce enough electricity to power approximately 400,000 homes.

Cooperatives File for Community Solar Program Approval

Four of Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s member-owners (A&N Electric Cooperative, Mecklenburg Electric Cooperative, Northern Neck Electric Cooperative and Rappahannock Electric Cooperative) have filed applications with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to implement community solar pilot programs. If approved, the cooperatives would establish three-year pilot programs to...

Cooperative Enters Long-Term Solar Power Purchase Agreement

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative has entered into a power purchase agreement to purchase the offtake of Clarke County Solar, a 10-megawatt solar power facility.

Virginia Coop’s Permitting Dispute Drags On

A Pennsylvania environmental appeals board recently denied Old Dominion Electric Cooperative’s motion for summary judgment in a permitting dispute related to a proposed gas-fired plant, citing the importance of a factual question—whether water discharged into a river after being used as coolant for the plant might end up in a local water authority’s intakes.

Solar Energy to be Added in Virginia

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (Old Dominion) has signed a deal that will bring 30 MW of solar energy to its member coops in three states.  Old Dominion will buy the output from two projects in Virginia being developed by Hecate Energy of Nashville, Tennessee.

ODEC Receives Approval for 1,000-MW Natural Gas-Fired Plant

Old Dominion Electric Cooperative (ODEC), a Virginia-based G&T, obtained approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission for its planned 1,000-MW natural gas-fired plant to be built in Cecil County, Maryland.  The project, known as the Wildcat Point plant, is expected to come online by June 2017 and will be built next to the existing Rock Springs generating facility in Rising...

DOE and NRECA Name 2013 Wind Coops of the Year

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) named Old Dominion Electric Cooperative and the Rural Electric Convenience Cooperative as the 2013 Wind Cooperatives of the Year.  For more information on the significant contributions these coops made to the wind energy industry, see the DOE’s press release.

Coops Intervene in State’s Challenge of FERC Incentives

On January 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, against a challenge by the North Carolina Utilities Commission (NCUC), upheld incentives granted by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for certain transmission projects undertaken by Virginia Electric and Power Company.  Two generation and transmission cooperatives, Old Dominion Electric Cooperative...

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