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Basin Bolsters Transmission to Bakken

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer 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. “This will provide a transmission route for purchased power from wind farms and other sources to help meet growing... 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

Renewable Energy

N.J. Co-op Takes on Solar Project

Published: September 17th, 2014

New Jersey’s only electric cooperative is working with the Department of Defense to turn a former Superfund site into a utility-scale solar project. Sussex Rural Electric Cooperative is helping the U.S. Army deploy photovoltaic panels on... Read more

Power Supply, Renewable Energy

Renewables, Gas Lead Power Gains

Published: September 15th, 2014

Coal, it seems, has taken a back seat, at least for now. New generation capacity added in the first six months of 2014 came exclusively from natural gas and renewable energy sources, according to the Energy... Read more

Transmission & Distribution

Co-ops Get $518 Million for Upgrades

Published: September 12th, 2014

From solar power to smart grid, electric cooperatives in 14 states will use more than $518 million in federal loan guarantees to upgrade and modernize their systems. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack said Sept. 9 that... Read more

Power Plants

Rebirth for Nuclear Power at TVA

Published: August 21st, 2014

The Tennessee Valley Authority says the nation’s first new nuclear reactor in almost 20 years could be producing electricity by the end of 2015. Watts Bar Unit 2 should begin commercial operations between September 2015 and... Read more