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Georgia Co-ops Ink Solar Deal

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: December 19th, 2014

Three electric cooperatives in Georgia have agreed to buy the full output from a utility-scale solar facility slated for development in the state in 2015. Flint Energies, Cobb Electric Membership Corp., and Sawnee Electric Membership Corp. have announced a power purchase agreement with Southern Power, a subsidiary of investor-owned Southern Company. Under the 25-year agreement,... Read more

Renewable Energy

Georgia Co-ops Ink Solar Deal

Published: December 19th, 2014

Three electric cooperatives in Georgia have agreed to buy the full output from a utility-scale solar facility slated for development in the state in 2015. Flint Energies, Cobb Electric Membership Corp., and Sawnee Electric Membership Corp.... Read more

Renewable Energy

A Solar Curriculum for Schools

Published: December 15th, 2014

Electric cooperatives in Georgia are shining a little light on the future of renewable energy with a new co-op-sponsored curriculum module on solar energy. “We’re excited to have developed a curriculum that is like no other... Read more

Renewable Energy

Texas Co-op Adds Biomass Capacity

Published: December 12th, 2014

Pine trees are now a power source in East Texas, and a co-op biomass plant is using the fuel to produce enough electricity to meet the needs of 35,000 homes. Officials from East Texas Electric Cooperative... Read more

Renewable Energy

Two Texas Co-ops Get Okla. Wind

Published: December 8th, 2014

Two Texas generation and transmission cooperatives will meet some of their capacity needs with electricity generated by a wind farm in northern Oklahoma. More than 101 megawatts of power from the Grant Wind project will begin... Read more

Renewable Energy

Ind. Tour Spotlights Co-op Ag Power

Published: December 5th, 2014

When officials from several electric cooperatives and other utility interests wanted a look at how distributed generation projects are changing power supply, a road trip through Indiana fit the bill. “This was a great opportunity to... Read more