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Katrina Heroes: Co-op Linemen

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: August 31st, 2015

Dan Wooten of Dixie Electric Power Association winced slightly as he hoisted a survivor from Hurricane Katrina over his left shoulder. His reluctance was understandable—the displaced resident was a 12-foot-long python that belonged to a co-op member Wooten had helped after the storm struck. It was one of many "grin and bear it" moments for co-op linemen... Read more

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Renewable Energy

Ind. Landfill is Future Co-op Power

Published: September 3rd, 2015

Hoosier Energy is adding more landfill gas generation to its renewable portfolio. The Bloomington, Ind.-based G&T is partnering with a family-owned landfill operator on the Cabin Creek renewable energy project. Beginning in 2017, the facility will... Read more

Editor's Pick, Power Restoration

Electric Co-ops Face NW Wldfires

Published: September 3rd, 2015

Wildfires in the Pacific Northwest kept electric cooperative crews in two states busy rebuilding lines in devastated areas and de-energizing lines in threatened areas to reduce risks to firefighters. “Journeymen are hardwired to go in and... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Streamlining Wind Energy Permits

Published: September 2nd, 2015

The red tape associated with wind energy projects in six Midwestern states just got a little less tangled. The Western Area Power Administration, based in Lakewood, Colo., said it has streamlined its environmental review process for... Read more

Renewable Energy

Nevada Co-op Pursues Big Solar

Published: September 1st, 2015

A Nevada electric cooperative has revealed plans for a utility-grade solar project that’s expected to deliver 15 megawatts of capacity to its members in 2016. The announcement came during a renewable energy forum that attracted President... Read more

Crime, Editor's Pick

Senator Helps Fight vs. Power Theft

Published: September 1st, 2015

It's a staggering amount of money for an electric cooperative to lose—$3.3 million. But that’s the price a Florida co-op and its members are paying for the power stolen by illegal marijuana grow houses. Withlacoochee River... Read more

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