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Co-op Solar for Learning and Power

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: September 14th, 2016

When a Virginia electric cooperative decided to combine community solar with learning opportunities for students in its service territory, even Gov. Terry McAuliffe got excited. “Virginia’s short- and long-term energy security depends on investments we make today in technology and infrastructure,” said McAuliffe, who was on hand for the dedication of BARC Electric Cooperative’s new... Read more

Renewable Energy

Co-op Solar for Learning and Power

Published: September 14th, 2016

When a Virginia electric cooperative decided to combine community solar with learning opportunities for students in its service territory, even Gov. Terry McAuliffe got excited. “Virginia’s short- and long-term energy security depends on investments we make... Read more

Renewable Energy

Choptank Center Goes Solar

Published: September 2nd, 2016

Directors of Choptank Electric Cooperative decided the savings earned from renewable energy should begin with lower operating costs for its members. Workers are assembling a 503-kilowatt solar array on a field adjacent to the co-op’s Regional... Read more

Renewable Energy

Co-op Solar in Oil and Gas Country

Published: August 31st, 2016

The Palo Duro and Permian basins of the Southwest are known for oil and gas production, but an Oklahoma electric cooperative serving those areas sees a future in solar energy development. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative is... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Grid Meets Demands of Summer Heat

Published: August 23rd, 2016

Hot weather is spiking demand for many generation and transmission cooperatives across the nation, but regional system grid operators say the electric grid has been up to the task. “To date, we have seen no heat-related... Read more

Renewable Energy

Landfill Gas Means Power for Ky.

Published: August 22nd, 2016

When landfills grow, they make more methane. That means more opportunities to turn combustible gas into power for electric cooperatives. So little wonder that East Kentucky Power Cooperative is embarking on a $2.9 million expansion to... Read more