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Co-ops Get $230 Million Grid Boost

By Steven Johnson | ECT Staff Writer Published: July 25th, 2014

A Virginia electric cooperative will upgrade its system and help boost the local economy as part of the latest round of electric loan guarantees from the Rural Utilities Service. Crewe-based Southside Electric Cooperative has received a $40 million loan guarantee that will help finance construction activities through Dec. 31, 2016. “Throughout its history, SEC and... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Co-ops Get $230 Million Grid Boost

Published: July 25th, 2014

A Virginia electric cooperative will upgrade its system and help boost the local economy as part of the latest round of electric loan guarantees from the Rural Utilities Service. Crewe-based Southside Electric Cooperative has received a... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Basin Electric Joins SW Power Pool

Published: July 23rd, 2014

One of the nation’s largest generation and transmission cooperatives is positioning itself to join a regional transmission organization as a step to ensuring sustained system reliability. Basin Electric Power Cooperative directors have authorized the G&T to... Read more

Renewable Energy

The Limits to Biofuels Growth

Published: July 22nd, 2014

In his 2006 State of the Union address, President George W. Bush sought to make switchgrass-based ethanol practical and competitive with the price of traditional gasoline by 2012. But two years after his target date, ethanol... Read more

Renewable Energy

Without Help, Uneven Path for Renewables

Published: July 21st, 2014

By 2040, the United States might get 27 percent of its energy from renewable sources. Or it might get less than 15 percent. That’s a big disparity, and while renewables are here to stay, the degree... Read more

Power Plants

IEA Chief Says Coal is Needed

Published: July 15th, 2014

Cautioning that “energy security really requires diversity,” the head of the International Energy Agency urged against overdependence on natural gas. “Coal, nuclear and wind are all essential for keeping the lights on,” said Maria van der... Read more