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Grid Meets Demands of Summer Heat

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer 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 reliability impacts to the bulk power system,” said Kimberly Mielcarek, spokeswoman for the North American Electric Reliability Corp. NERC... 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

Renewable Energy

Co-ops Rank on Solar Top 10 List

Published: August 9th, 2016

Electric cooperatives are major contributors to a surge of solar energy additions in the United States, according to an industry study. A trio of co-ops ranks among the top 10 utilities in cumulative solar watts per... Read more

Renewable Energy

More Solar for Wisconsin Co-ops

Published: August 8th, 2016

Work is expected to proceed quickly on a new solar array in Wisconsin that will serve more than two dozen electric cooperatives in the Midwest. “Sunflower II will put St. Croix Electric Cooperative and our wholesale... Read more

Renewable Energy

DOE Sees Room for Hydro

Published: August 4th, 2016

New technologies are among factors that could boost U.S. hydropower generation by nearly 50 gigawatts by 2050, the Department of Energy says. Key to the project increase is pumped-storage hydropower, which involves storing and generating energy... Read more