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Arkansas Cooperatives Invest in Broadband Expansion

Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Craighead Electric Cooperative, along with several other Arkansas electric cooperatives, are forming a new wholesale broadband provider, Diamond State Networks. The organization will provide broadband access to over 1.25 million residents of rural Arkansas with over 50,000 miles of fiber lines.

Solar Project Connected to Ozarks Electric Cooperative Estimated to Save School System $2.6 Million

Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power Inc. have broken ground on a solar and battery storage project next to Sonora Middle School in Springdale, Arkansas. The project will offset roughly 95% of the energy consumed by three of the district’s campuses, provide millions in savings to the school system over the lifespan of the 25-year purchase power agreement, and reduce Ozarks’...

Ozarks Electric Cooperative Helps Arkansas City Meet Commitments to Renewable, Cost-Efficient Power

Ozarks Electric Cooperative helped Fayetteville, Arkansas earn a spot on a global list of municipalities recognized for commitments to clean, cost-efficient power by adding solar and storage to two of the city’s wastewater treatment plants.

Coops Across America Donate School Supplies

Many coops across the country are assisting their local schools as the new year starts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Peace River Electric Cooperative, Ozarks Electric Cooperative, Southside Electric Cooperative, Trico Electric Cooperative and Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative were among many coops to donate supplies to schools across the country.

Arkansas Cooperative Part of Team Launching Solar + Storage Facility

Ozarks Electric Cooperative, together with the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas and Today’s Power Inc., launched a new solar and energy storage facility last week. The facility boasts 10 MW of solar capacity and 24 MWh of battery storage. The project expects to save the city $180,000 per year and aid the city’s pursuit of clean energy goals.

Arkansas Coop Partners with Municipality to Install Solar Project and Utility-Scale Energy Storage

Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Today’s Power, Inc. are collaborating with the City of Fayetteville, Arkansas on the state’s largest solar power project to operate on municipal land and the only one in the state with onsite utility-scale energy storage.