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Co-op Boosts Lignite Fuel Output

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: November 10th, 2014

Generating electricity with lignite fuel is nothing new, but doing it 150 miles away is. The long-distance generation marks a major change for Great River Energy and economic opportunities for lignite-producing states. “Consumers can recognize the economic benefits from coal-fueled electricity generation without sacrificing environmental performance and reliability,” said David Saggau, president and CEO of... Read more

Power Plants

Co-op Boosts Lignite Fuel Output

Published: November 10th, 2014

Generating electricity with lignite fuel is nothing new, but doing it 150 miles away is. The long-distance generation marks a major change for Great River Energy and economic opportunities for lignite-producing states. “Consumers can recognize the... Read more

Renewable Energy

Fort Campbell Taps Co-op for Solar Power

Published: November 7th, 2014

Kentucky is embarking on its largest solar power installation and an electric cooperative is leading the way on the 5-megawatt project that will turn a landfill into energy for Fort Campbell. Pennyrile Rural Electric Cooperative, in... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

SMECO Completes Reliability Project

Published: November 6th, 2014

Meeting both the needs of electric cooperative members and environmental requirements can be a challenge, but a Maryland co-op successfully handled that balancing act. Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative recently completed a 230-kilovolt transmission loop through environmentally... Read more

Power Plants

Michigan G&T Plans Peaking Plant

Published: November 6th, 2014

A Michigan generation and transmission cooperative is investing more than $100 million in a new natural gas peaking plant to improve reliability for more than 268,000 consumer-members of six electric cooperatives. “We’ve chosen a location to... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

15 Minutes to Balance Northwest Grid

Published: November 3rd, 2014

Fifteen minutes won’t save you 15 percent on your electric bill. But the quarter-hour soon could be an important part of the Northwest grid. Bonneville Power Administration has started to offer its customers the opportunity to... Read more