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Co-ops Kick Off USDA Efficiency Bid

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: October 23rd, 2014

It’s been two years in the making, and now a pair of electric cooperatives has kicked off a federal program designed to help rural residents save energy and reduce their electric bills. The Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service will make more than $10.5 million available to Roanoke Electric Membership Corp. and North Arkansas Electric Cooperative... Read more

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Business & Finance

Kansas Electric Co-ops Join Forces

Published: October 24th, 2014

Faced with the need to control costs while ensuring affordable and reliable service, two electric cooperatives in northeast Kansas have established a strategic alliance laying the groundwork for future consolidation. “The days of stable electric rates... Read more

Business & Finance

Weekly Fuel Price Watch

Published: October 24th, 2014

Here is the weekly update for key fuel prices that affect rural electric co-ops. In some cases, these represent averages across the country or in particular regions, and might differ from local market prices. Read more

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Weekly Digest for October 24

Published: October 24th, 2014

The Weekly Digest contains brief summaries of some of the most important stories recently posted on ECT.coop. Click on the issue date on the Weekly Digest page to open a PDF that is suitable for printing and distribution. Read more

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Co-ops Kick Off USDA Efficiency Bid

Published: October 23rd, 2014

It’s been two years in the making, and now a pair of electric cooperatives has kicked off a federal program designed to help rural residents save energy and reduce their electric bills. The Department of Agriculture’s... Read more

Renewable Energy

Utility-Scale Solar for Nevada Co-op

Published: October 23rd, 2014

Fresh from capturing a regional award for its fast-growing solar water heating program, Valley Electric Association is ready to take on a bigger project for its members—utility-scale solar. The co-op, based in Pahrump, Nev., has plans... Read more

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