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Utility-Scale Solar for Nevada Co-op

By Cathy Cash | ECT Staff Writer Published: October 23rd, 2014

Fresh from capturing a regional award for its fast-growing solar water heating program, Valley Electric Association is ready to take on a bigger project for its members—utility-scale solar. The co-op, based in Pahrump, Nev., has plans for a 15-megawatt solar energy generation project. Several megawatts will be allocated to a community solar program, allowing VEA... Read more

Renewable Energy

Utility-Scale Solar for Nevada Co-op

Published: October 23rd, 2014

Fresh from capturing a regional award for its fast-growing solar water heating program, Valley Electric Association is ready to take on a bigger project for its members—utility-scale solar. The co-op, based in Pahrump, Nev., has plans... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

G&Ts Urge Regional Planning

Published: October 20th, 2014

Representatives from two big G&T cooperatives recently reminded state and federal energy officials from several Midwestern states not to overlook the interests of consumer-members in regional planning. Industry representatives told participants at a conference sponsored by... Read more

Renewable Energy

Cooperating on Solar in Minnesota

Published: October 14th, 2014

When key staffers at Minnesota’s Tri-County Electric Cooperative heard consumer-members were interested in community solar, they looked for ways to make that work. The result was a classic example of cooperatives helping cooperatives. “We believed that... Read more

Renewable Energy, Top Story

Is Solar Set to Go through the Roof?

Published: October 14th, 2014

The outlook is positively sunny for solar energy, at least in the short run. A report from CoBank says the United States could experience a jump of more than 70 percent in solar installations by 2016,... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Basin Bolsters Transmission to Bakken

Published: September 26th, 2014

Basin Electric Power Cooperative is moving ahead with construction of a 345-kilovolt transmission line that co-op officials say will provide electric reliability to one of the busiest energy-producing regions in the nation, the Bakken oil field.... Read more