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G&T Coal Plant to be Retired

By Derrill Holly | ECT Staff Writer Published: July 19th, 2016

A coal-based power plant that’s been a source of power for electric cooperatives in the upper Midwest for more than a generation is slated for retirement. Great River Energy recently announced plans to close its Stanton Station facility near Stanton, N.D., citing cost concerns. “After careful consideration of several alternatives, it became clear that retiring... Read more

Power Plants

G&T Coal Plant to be Retired

Published: July 19th, 2016

A coal-based power plant that’s been a source of power for electric cooperatives in the upper Midwest for more than a generation is slated for retirement. Great River Energy recently announced plans to close its Stanton... Read more

Renewable Energy

Renewables Key Today and Tomorrow

Published: July 18th, 2016

From the Big Apple to the Big Pineapple, renewables are not only playing a key role now in keeping the lights on, they’re also a significant part of future planning. That was clear at the 2016... Read more

Power Plants, Top Story

Compliance Costs Hit $6.1 Billion

Published: July 11th, 2016

Electric power plant operators have spent at least $6.1 billion and closed a sizable chunk of coal generation to meet new environmental regulations, the Energy Information Administration says. Between January 2015 and April 2016, coal plants... Read more

Renewable Energy, Top Story

Southeast Hydro Projects Get Boost

Published: July 4th, 2016

More than $1.2 billion will be directed toward upgrading aging hydropower projects in the Southeast that are important to electric cooperatives, under a pact announced June 28. The agreement, signed by federal agencies, the Tennessee Valley... Read more

Renewable Energy

Report Sees Cheaper Solar, Wind

Published: June 29th, 2016

Electricity costs worldwide could drop by much as 59 percent for photovoltaic generation and at least 26 percent for onshore wind power by 2025, largely because of improved technology, reduced overall systems costs, and favorable policies,... Read more