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ODEC to Build Maryland Plant

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: April 17th, 2014

A Virginia-based generation and transmission cooperative has gained approval for construction of a new gas-fired power plant in Maryland for operation in 2017. The Maryland Public Service Commission notified Old Dominion Electric Cooperative that its application for construction permitting was approved April 8. Issuance of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity clears the way... Read more

Power Plants

ODEC to Build Maryland Plant

Published: April 17th, 2014

A Virginia-based generation and transmission cooperative has gained approval for construction of a new gas-fired power plant in Maryland for operation in 2017. The Maryland Public Service Commission notified Old Dominion Electric Cooperative that its application... Read more

Renewable Energy

Nevada Co-op Backs Rail Energy Deal

Published: April 15th, 2014

Railroad technology used more than a century ago could help electric utilities in the West balance loads from new renewable resources, and a Nevada electric cooperative is helping to fast track the idea. Valley Electric Association... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Spotlight on Power Grid Security

Published: April 15th, 2014

The power sector, including rural electric cooperatives, is committed to protecting critical electric utility infrastructure from both cyber and physical threats through industry-government partnerships, Sue Kelly, president and CEO of the American Public Power Association, told... Read more

Power Plants

NRECA Views Gas Turbine Generators

Published: April 11th, 2014

Engineers from NRECA recently took a look at a new series of gas turbine generators that could ultimately help generation and transmission cooperatives balance loads as they add wind and solar capacity. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems’... Read more

Directors Conference, Transmission & Distribution

Planning for Risks a Good Idea

Published: April 9th, 2014

ST. LOUIS—The list of potential disasters for electric cooperatives is long—severe storms, cyber crime, theft and attacks on the grid, to name a few. And there’s where resiliency comes into play, according to NRECA experts. Though... Read more