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Texas Co-ops to Build Hydropower

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: May 29th, 2015

East Texas Electric Cooperative is developing a new hydroelectric project that will produce electricity for its member distribution co-ops at a major reservoir on the Trinity River. “It’s green and there’s no carbon footprint,” said Edd Hargett, ETEC general manager. The R.C. Thomas Hydroelectric Project will produce 24 megawatts of electricity without altering river flows... Read more

Editor's Pick, Renewable Energy

Texas Co-ops to Build Hydropower

Published: May 29th, 2015

East Texas Electric Cooperative is developing a new hydroelectric project that will produce electricity for its member distribution co-ops at a major reservoir on the Trinity River. “It’s green and there’s no carbon footprint,” said Edd... Read more

Power Plants

Alaska Co-op Adds Self Generation

Published: May 28th, 2015

For the first time in its 71 years, Alaska’s Matanuska Electric Association is self-generating power to meet all of its members’ energy needs. Less than two years after groundbreaking, the new $300 million Eklutna Generation Station... Read more

Renewable Energy

Arkansas G&T Inks Wind Power Deal

Published: May 28th, 2015

Arkansas electric cooperatives will have more than 100 megawatts of additional wind power to help meet the energy needs of their members and it’s coming from a planned wind farm in Oklahoma. “AECC will be the... Read more

CONNECT, Editor's Pick, Renewable Energy

Tips for Doing Co-op Community Solar

Published: May 26th, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS—“Solar is here. People want it. Can we be the ones to provide it to them?” At a CONNECT ’15 session, Dana Bolwerk, communications and events coordinator at St. Croix Electric Cooperative, asked a question many... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Three Up, Two to Go for CapX2020

Published: May 26th, 2015

It’s a major achievement for the Upper Midwest’s largest grid expansion in decades and 11 utilities, including electric cooperatives are among the beneficiaries. Two recently completed transmission projects mark a 500-mile milestone for CapX2020. The project... Read more