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First Utility-Scale Agrivoltaic Project to Allow Cattle Grazing Approved in Grant County, Oregon

The Grant County Planning Commission recently approved a dual-use solar project that will allow large-scale solar energy production and cattle ranching on the same land for the first time anywhere in the United States.  The Bear Valley Solar Pasture is expected to generate 1.5 megawatts of electricity when completed in fall 2024, and Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative is finalizing an...

Oregon Cooperative Assists with Baker City Land and Building Acquisition

Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative assisted the Baker Rural Fire Protection District to acquire $520,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to acquire land and build a new fire station in Baker City, Oregon. The funding will save taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars and help mitigate the threat of wildfires.

Oregon Trail Electric Coop Launches 360-Degree Virtual Tours

With a lack of tourism hurting local businesses, Oregon Trail Electric Cooperative has launched a series of 360-degree video and virtual reality experiences to attract post-pandemic business investment, new residents, and tourists to eastern Oregon. The immersive experiences, which have been shown to cause the same brain activity in the viewer as if he or she were really in a new...