Challenges Loom as New England Plants Retire

Published: June 30th, 2015 in: Transmission & Distribution

Remember those mountains of snow in Boston on the TV news last winter? The folks who keep the heat on do and it sends chills up their spines. “During the winter, we actually need our coal and... Read more

Wind Energy to Charge Electric Cars

Published: June 8th, 2015 in: Electric Cars

A Revolt is being launched by some Minnesota electric cooperatives, though no one is seceding from the Union. Instead, the co-ops are looking to make electric cars even greener. Revolt is the name of a new program... Read more

Arkansas Co-ops Commit to More Wind

Published: May 28th, 2015 in: Renewable Energy

Arkansas electric cooperatives will have more than 100 megawatts of additional wind power to help meet the energy needs of their members and it’s coming from a planned wind farm in Oklahoma. “AECC will be the sole... Read more

For Co-ops: Energy Storage Could Be Key

Published: May 11th, 2015 in: R & D

Explosive growth in solar generation is driving interest in energy storage which could help utilities meet demand when solar energy production is limited. “We are seeing a sharp increase in interest in storage,” said Doug Danley, NRECA... Read more

Federal Energy Subsidies: Who Gets the Money?

Published: March 17th, 2015 in: Top Story, Trends, Reports & Analyses

Federal support for the energy sector is becoming a smaller pie, but renewable sources are claiming a bigger piece of it. Even though overall federal energy subsidies fell by more than $8.7 billion between fiscal 2010 and... Read more

By the Numbers: Renewable Energy Gains Momentum

Published: January 27th, 2015 in: Trends, Reports & Analyses

Renewable energy sources have hit record levels, even though total electric generation in the United States has slid in recent years, according to a government laboratory. In its annual collection of data, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory... Read more

New Wind Pact for Western Farmers EC

Published: January 27th, 2015 in: Renewable Energy

An Oklahoma electric cooperative will get about one-third of the electricity from a huge wind farm being built across 10,000 acres of farm and ranch land. Western Farmers Electric Cooperative will buy 50 megawatts produced by the... Read more

Two Texas Co-ops Get Oklahoma Wind

Published: December 8th, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

Two Texas generation and transmission cooperatives will meet some of their capacity needs with electricity generated by a wind farm in northern Oklahoma. More than 101 megawatts of power from the Grant Wind project will begin flowing... Read more

Arkansas Co-ops Buy Oklahoma Wind Power

Published: December 1st, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

Wind energy from Oklahoma is flowing to electric cooperatives in neighboring Arkansas. Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. has agreed to purchase up to 150 megawatts of power from Enel Green Power North America under a 20-year contract for... Read more

Hoosier Energy Inks Wind Deal in Illinois

Published: October 27th, 2014 in: Renewable Energy

When Hoosier Energy in Indiana wanted renewable energy assets they could add to their generation portfolio quickly, they looked to their neighbors in Illinois to help make it happen. The 100-megawatt Rail Splitter Wind Farm in Illinois... Read more